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Who's to Know is an album by violinist Shankar recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label.
The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars stating "For this 1980 session, the violinist focuses on the traditional ragas of his native India, with two extended pieces... On the first raga (both pieces here are reconfigurations of traditional ragas), he moves from a meditative solo stretch to some frenetic interplay with Hussein, eventually ending the piece with an incredible, lightning-fast display of technique. The group opt for a more even-keeled pace on the second raga. Shankar is impressive again, while Hussein makes the best of some lengthy solo spots. An essential disc for L. Shankar fans".
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Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne is a recording released through ECM by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett performing solo improvisations recorded in Bremen and Lausanne in 1973; in between, Jarrett played in the US with his American quartet. Originally released as a 3-LP album, it was the first of Jarrett's live solo performances to be released on ECM, following his studio-based debut solo recording Facing You (1971), and preceding his record-breaking Köln Concert (1975).
Facing You is the first solo piano album recorded by pianist Keith Jarrett, the first of his voluminous collection to be produced by Manfred Eicher and his first work to be released by ECM Records. It features eight solo piano pieces and it was recorded in a studio. It also marked the beginning of Jarrett's innovative and successful career in the solo piano spontaneous and improvised performance and it constitutes a landmark in his fruitful association with ECM Records.
Nude Ants is a live album by American pianist Keith Jarrett which was released on the ECM label in 1980. It was recorded at a live performance by Jarrett's 'European Quartet', featuring Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen, at the Village Vanguard in New York City in May 1979. The title of the album is a play on the phrase "New Dance", which is the title of the penultimate song.
The Survivors' Suite is an album by American pianist Keith Jarrett which was released on the ECM label. It features Jarrett's 'American Quartet' ensemble which included Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian and represents the first album they recorded for ECM. Initially published in January 1977, vinyl was reissued in April 2017 as audiophile pressing taken from the original analog tapes.
Staircase is the fourth solo piano album released on ECM by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. It features Jarrett performing four solo piano "suites" recorded in the studio in May 1976.
Open, to Love is a jazz album by Paul Bley. It features Bley performing seven solo piano pieces and is considered not only one of his best albums, but a defining album in the history of the ECM record label. Three of the tracks were composed by ex-wife Carla Bley and another two by Bley's soon-to-be-ex-wife Annette Peacock. The album is one of the first showcases of the pointillism and silence that would inform much of his later work.
In the Light is a double album of contemporary classical music by Keith Jarrett which was recorded and released on the ECM label in April 1974 as ECM 1033/34.
Invocations/The Moth and the Flame is a double album of improvised music performed by Keith Jarrett in two different sessions taking place in 1979 and 1980. Each album has a different approach, setting and conception. While in "Invocations" Jarrett plays soprano saxophone and Pipe Organ exclusively, "The Moth and the Flame" is a solo piano suite recorded at Tonstudio Bauer studios in Ludwigsburg. This one-in-a-kind double-album was released by ECM Records in 1981.
The Celestial Hawk is an album of contemporary classical music written by Keith Jarrett and performed by Jarrett with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher Keene. It was recorded in March 1980 and released by ECM Records in November that same year.
Drum Ode is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman recorded in 1974 and released on the ECM label.
Matchbook is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner and vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1974 and released on the ECM label.
Hubris is a solo album by American jazz pianist and composer Richard Beirach recorded in 1977 and released on the ECM label.
Characters is a solo album by guitarist John Abercrombie that was recorded in 1977 and released by ECM in 1978.
Codona 2 is the second album by the jazz trio Codona which featured sitarist and tabla player Collin Walcott, trumpeter Don Cherry and percussionist Naná Vasconcelos recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label.
Easy as Pie is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label in 1981.
Little Movements is an album by German double bassist and composer Eberhard Weber recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label.
Eventyr is an album by Norwegian jazz composer and saxophonist Jan Garbarek, guitarist John Abercrombie and percussionist Naná Vasconcelos recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label in 1981.
Life Cycle is a studio album featuring solo cello performances by Dave Holland recorded in 1982 and released on the ECM label.
Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India was an Indian classical music revue led by sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar intended for Western concert audiences and performed in 1974. Its presentation was the first project undertaken by the Material World Charitable Foundation, set up the previous year by ex-Beatle George Harrison. Long a champion of Indian music, Harrison also produced an eponymous studio album by the Music Festival orchestra, which was released in 1976 on his Dark Horse record label. Both the CD format of the Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India album and a DVD of their performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London were issued for the first time on the 2010 Shankar–Harrison box set Collaborations.
In Concert 1972 is a double live album by sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and sarodya Ali Akbar Khan, released in 1973 on Apple Records. It was recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, New York City, in October 1972, and is a noted example of the two Hindustani classical musicians' celebrated jugalbandi (duet) style of playing. With accompaniment from tabla player Alla Rakha, the performance reflects the two artists' sorrow at the recent death of their revered guru, and Khan's father, Allauddin Khan. The latter was responsible for many innovations in Indian music during the twentieth century, including the call-and-response dialogue that musicians such as Shankar, Khan and Rakha popularised among Western audiences in the 1960s.