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Circa is an album by the American composer and pianist Michael Cain, with trumpeter Ralph Alessi and saxophonist Peter Epstein, recorded in 1996 and released on the ECM label. 
The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow stated: "Ranging from what sounds like chamber music (it is often difficult to determine when the musicians are improvising) to stretched-out long tones and heated sections, this episodic and continually intriguing music is never predictable and rewards repeated listenings". 
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Ralph Alessi is an American jazz trumpeter and composer. Alessi is known as a virtuosic performer whose critically-acclaimed projects include his Baida Quartet, with Jason Moran, Drew Gress, and Nasheet Waits, and This Against That, his quintet with Andy Milne, Gress, Mark Ferber, and Ravi Coltrane. Alessi has also recorded and performed with artists including Steve Coleman, Uri Caine, Fred Hersch, and Don Byron.
Rambler is the second album by Bill Frisell to be released on the ECM label. It was released in 1985 and features performances by Frisell, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Stewart, Jerome Harris and Paul Motian.
Urban Bushmen is a live album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Munich in 1980 and released on the ECM label.
Special Edition is an album by Jack DeJohnette featuring David Murray, Arthur Blythe and Peter Warren recorded in 1979 released on the ECM label in 1980. The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states, "The first of Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition ensembles offered a sound that in many ways was revolutionary in modern contemporary and creative improvised music circa 1980... This CD deserves a definitive five-star rating for the lofty place it commands in the evolution of jazz headed toward new heights and horizons". A JazzTimes reviewer selected it in 2012 as one of DeJohnette's key albums.
Deer Wan is an album by Kenny Wheeler featuring performances by Wheeler with Jan Garbarek, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette with Ralph Towner appearing on one track. The album was recorded in 1977 and released on the ECM label.
Dancing with Nature Spirits is an album by Jack DeJohnette with Michael Cain and Steve Gorn recorded in 1995 and released on the ECM label in 1996. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states, "The five group originals build gradually to a high level of intensity. Although there is no bass, the music swings in its own way and DeJohnnette's drums and percussion are consistently stimulating. This thoughtful but often-fiery music is worth a close listen".
Photo with Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof is an album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, released in 1979 on the ECM label and performed by Garbarek, John Taylor, Bill Connors, Eberhard Weber and Jon Christensen.
European Tour 1977 is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley. Recorded in 1977 in Munich, Germany, it was released on the Watt/ECM label in 1978.
Musique Mecanique is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded in 1978 and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1979.
Old and New Dreams is the second album by jazz quartet Old and New Dreams. The record features trumpeter Don Cherry, saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Ed Blackwell, and was recorded in 1979 for the ECM label. It is not to be confused with their 1977 album of the same name for Black Saint.
Phantasies II is an album by the American jazz pianist Jaki Byard with the Apollo Stompers, recorded in 1988 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. The album follows Byard's big band tributes album Phantasies (1984).
Folk Songs is an album by bassist Charlie Haden, saxophonist Jan Garbarek and guitarist Egberto Gismonti recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label in 1981. The album follows the trio's first recording Magico (1980).
Old Friends, New Friends is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label.
Dona Nostra is an album by jazz trumpeter Don Cherry with Bobo Stenson and Lennart Åberg recorded in 1993 and released on the ECM label. The album was Cherry's last as a leader prior to his death in 1995.
The Brass Project is an album by English saxophonist John Surman with a brass section conducted by John Warren. It was recorded in 1992 and released on the ECM label.
Litania – The Music of Krzysztof Komeda is an album by Polish jazz trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stańko featuring compositions by Krzysztof Komeda recorded in 1997 and released on the ECM label.
Nine to Get Ready is an album by the jazz saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell, recorded in 1997 and released on the ECM label.
Nordic Quartet is an album by English saxophonist John Surman featuring Karin Krog, Terje Rypdal and Vigleik Storaas recorded in 1994 and released on the ECM label.
Theatre is an album by Swiss pianist, composer, and arranger George Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band '83 recorded in 1983 and released on the ECM label.
Peter Coleman Epstein is an American jazz saxophonist.