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On July 22, 1979.

On July 22, 1979. “ECM” label released “Photo with Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof”, the eleventh Jan Garbarek album. It was recorded in December 1978, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Jan Garbarek – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • John Taylor – piano
  • Bill Connors – guitar
  • Eberhard Weber – bass
  • Jon Christensen – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jan Garbarek.

  1. Blue Sky
  2. White Cloud
  3. Windows
  4. Red Roof
  5. Wires
  6. The Picture

On April 27, 2004.

On April 27, 2004, “ECM” label released “Promises Kept”, the 28th Steve Kuhn album. It was recorded June – September 2000, at “Edison Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Steve Kuhn – piano
  • David Finck – bass
  • String Ensemble conducted by Carlos Franzetti
  • Krista Bennion Feeney, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Richard Sortomme, Karl Kawahara, Barry Finclair, Helen Kim, Robert Shaw, Carol Pool, Anca Nicolau -violin
  • Sue Pray, Vince Lionti, Karen Ritscher – viola
  • Stephanie Cummins, Richard Locker, Joshua Gordon – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Kuhn.

  1. Lullaby
  2. Life’s Backward Glance
  3. Trance
  4. Morning Dew
  5. Promises Kept
  6. Adagio
  7. Celtic Princess
  8. Nostalgia
  9. Oceans in the Sky
  10. Pastorale

On March 26, 1980.

On March 25, 1980, “ECM” label released “Swimming with a Hole in My Body” the fifth Bill Connors album. It was recorded in August 1979, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Bill Connors – acoustic guitar
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – engineer
  • Barbara Wojirsch – design
  • Dieter Rehm – design
  • Isio Saba – photography
  • Joel Meyerowitz – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Connors

  1. Feet First
  2. Wade
  3. Sing and Swim
  4. Frog Stroke
  5. Surrender to the Water
  6. Survive
  7. With Strings Attached
  8. Breath

On March 20, 2015.

On March 20, 2015, “ECM” label released “Midwest” the third Mathias Eick studio album. It was recorded in May 2014, at “Rainbow Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Mathias Eick – trumpet
  • Gjermund Larsen – violin
  • Jon Balke – piano
  • Mats Eilertsen – double bass
  • Helge Norbakken – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Mathias Eick.

  1. Midwest
  2. Hem
  3. March
  4. At Sea
  5. Dakota
  6. Lost
  7. Fargo
  8. November

On March 16, 2012.

On March 16, 2012, “ECM” label released “All Our Reasons” the eleventh Billy Hart album. It was recorded in June 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Billy Hart – drums
  • Mark Turner – tenor sax
  • Ethan Iverson – piano
  • Ben Street – double bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Hart, except where noted

  1. Song for Balkis
  2. Ohnedaruth – Ethan Iverson, based on Giant Steps
  3. Tolli’s Dance
  4. Nostalgia for the Impossible – Ethan Iverson
  5. Duchess
  6. Nigeria – Mark Turner
  7. Wasteland – Mark Turner
  8. Old Wood – Ethan Iverson
  9. Imke’s March

On February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, “ECM” label released “Quiver”, the tenth Ralph Alessi album. It was recorded in September 2014, at “Rainbow Studios” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Ralph Alessi – trumpet, mixing
  • Gary Versace – piano
  • Drew Gress – double bass
  • Nasheet Waits – drums
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – recording engineer
  • Manfred Eicher – mixing
  • James A. Farber – mixing engineer
  • Sascha Kleis – design
  • Caterina di Perri – cover photos
  • Gérard Tissier – liner photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Ralph Alessi.

  1. Here Tomorrow
  2. Window Goodbyes
  3. Smooth Descent
  4. Heist
  5. Gone Today, Here Tomorrow
  6. I To I
  7. Scratch
  8. Shush
  9. Quiver
  10. Do Over

On November 28, 2014.

On November 28, 2014, “ECM” label released “Souvenance”, the tenth Anouar Brahem album. It was recorded in May 2014, at “Auditorio Stello Molo RSI” in Lugano, Switzerland, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Anouar Brahem – oud
  • François Couturier – piano
  • Klaus Gesing – bass clarinet
  • Björn Meyer – bass
  • Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana – Pietro Mianiti

Track listing:

All tracks by Anouar Brahem.

  1. Improbable Day
  2. Ashen Sky
  3. Deliverance
  4. Souvenance
  5. Tunis at Dawn
  6. Youssef’s Song
  7. January
  8. Like a Dream
  9. On the Road
  10. Kasserine
  11. Nouvelle Vague

On November 26, 1973.

On November 26, 1973, “ECM” label released “Diary”, the second Ralph Towner album. It was recorded in April 1973, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Ralph Towner — twelve-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, gong

Track listing:

All tracks by Ralph Towner except where noted.

  1. Dark Spirit
  2. Entry in a Diary
  3. Images Unseen
  4. Icarus
  5. Mon Enfant – traditional
  6. Odgen Road
  7. Erg
  8. Silence of a Candle

On November 20, 2015.

On November 20, 2015, “ECM” label released “This is Not a Miracle”, the eighth Food album. The album was recorded in June 2013, at “Holand Sound” in Oslo, Norway, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Thomas Strønen – drums, electronics, percussion, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Iain Ballamy – saxophones, electronics
  • Christian Fennesz – guitar, electronics

Track listing:

All tracks by Thomas Strønen.

  1. First Sorrow
  2. Where Dry Desert Ends
  3. This Is Not a Miracle
  4. The Concept of Density
  5. Sinking Gardens of Babylon
  6. Death of Niger
  7. Exposed to Frost
  8. Earthly Carriage
  9. Age of Innocence
  10. The Grain Mill
  11. Without the Laws

On November 3, 2017.

On November 3, 2017, “ECM” label released “The Study of Touch”, the 14th Django Bates album. It was recorded in June 2016, at “Rainbow Studio” in Oslo, Norway, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Django Bates – piano
  • Petter Eldh – bass
  • Peter Bruun – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Django Bates except where noted

  1. Sadness All the Way Down
  2. Giorgiantics
  3. Little Petherick
  4. Senza Bitterness
  5. We Are Not Lost, We Are Simply Finding Our Way
  6. This World – Iain Ballamy
  7. The Study of Touch
  8. Passport – Charlie Parker
  9. Slippage Street
  10. Peonies as Promised
  11. Happiness All the Way Up