Tag Archives: Manfred Eicher

In December 1975.

In December 1975, “ECM” label released “Solstice”, the fourth Ralph Towner album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Arne Bendiksen Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Ralph Towner– 12-string and classical guitar, piano
  • Jan Garbarek– tenor and soprano saxophone, flute
  • Eberhard Weber– bass, cello
  • Jon Christensen– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All compositions by Ralph Towner except where noted.

  1. Oceanus
  2. Visitation
  3. Drifting Petals
  4. Nimbus
  5. Winter Solstice
  6. Piscean Dance
  7. Red and Black
  8. Sand – Eberhard Weber

 

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On January 29, 2016.

On January 29, 2016, “ECM” label released “What Was Said”, the seventh Tord Gustavsen album. It was recorded in April 2015, at “Rainbow Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher. The album was awarded “Album of the Year” by The German Record Critics’ Award.

Personnel:

  • Tord Gustavsen- piano
  • Simin Tander- vocals
  • Jarle Vespestad- drums

Track listing:

  1. Your Grie – Tord Gustavsen, Jalai Al-Din Rumi
  2. I See You – Hans Adolf Brorson, traditional
  3. Imagine the Fog Disappearing – Mathilda Montgomery-Caderhielm , Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
  4. A Castle in Heaven – Bernt Støylen, traditional
  5. Journey of Life – Elias Blix, traditional
  6. I Refuse – Tord Gustavsen, Kenneth Rexroth
  7. What Was Said to the Rose/O Sacred Head – Tord Gustavsen, Hans Leo Hassler, Jalai Al-Din Rumi
  8. The Way You Play My Heart – Tord Gustavsen
  9. Rull – Tord Gustavsen
  10. The Source of Now – Tord Gustavsen, Jalai Al-Din Rumi
  11. Sweet Melting – Johan Ludvig Allendorf, Peder Jacobsen, traditional
  12. Longing to Praise Thee – traditional
  13. Sweet Melting Afterglow – Johan Ludvig Allendorf, Tord Gustavsen, Peder Jacobsen, Simin Tander, traditional, Jarle Vespestad

On January 17, 2014.

On January 17, 2014, “ECM” label released “Extended Circle”, the first Tord Gustavsen’s Quartet album, and Gustavsen’s sixth album overall. It was recorded in June 2013, at “Rainbow Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Tord Gustavsen- piano
  • Tore Brunborg- tenor saxophone
  • Mats Eilertsen- bass
  • Jarle Vespestad- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tord Gustavsen except where noted.

  1. Right There
  2. Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg – Norwegian traditional religious hymn
  3. Entrance – Jarle Vespestad, Mats Eilertsen, Tord Gustavsen, Tore Brunborg
  4. The Gift
  5. Staying There
  6. Silent Spaces
  7. Entrance (variation) – Jarle Vespestad, Mats Eilertsen,Tord  Gustavsen,Tore Brunborg
  8. Devotion
  9. The Embrace
  10. Bass Transition
  11. Glow
  12. The Prodigal Song

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “ECM” label released “As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls”, album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays. It was recorded in September 1980, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, Norway and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Pat Metheny– electric and acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars, electric bass
  • Lyle Mays– piano, synthesizer, electric organ, autoharp
  • Naná Vasconcelos– berimbau, percussion, drums, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

  1. As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
  2. Ozark
  3. September Fifteenth – dedicated to Bill Evans
  4. It’s for You
  5. Estupenda Graça

On May 6, 2015.

On May 6, 2015, “ECM” label released “Andando el Tiempo”, the 28th Carla Bley album, third one with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow as trio. It was recorded in 2015, at “Auditorio Stelio Molo”, “RSI” in Lugano, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Carla Bley- piano
  • Andy Sheppard- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Steve Swallow- bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Carla Bley.

  1. Sin Fin
  2. Potación de Guaya
  3. Camino al Volver
  4. Saints Alive!
  5. Naked Bridges/Diving Brides

 

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “ECM” label released “New Chautauqua”, the fourth Pat Metheny studio album. It was recorded in August 1978, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, Norway, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Pat Metheny– electric 6- and 12-string guitars, acoustic guitar, 15-string harp guitar, electric bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Pat Metheny.

  1. New Chautauqua
  2. Country Poem
  3. Long-Ago Child/Fallen Star
  4. Hermitage
  5. Sueño con Mexico
  6. Daybreak