Tag Archive for ECM

Thursday, January 14th, 2016-Echoes Program 1602D

Eberhard Weber is the legendary German bassist who created one edge of the ECM sound. He can’t play bass anymore, but guitarist Pat Metheny has orchestrated his bass solos into an epic big band composition. Metheny, vibraphonist Gary Burton, and Eberhard Weber talk about this important musician.

Paul Bley R.I.P.

Paul Bley was a singular voice in jazz and can be credited with discovering Ornette Coleman, Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny. He passed on January 3 at age 83. John Diliberto remembers this forgotten artist.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015-Echoes Program 1542B

Eberhard Weber is the legendary German bassist who created one edge of the ECM sound. He can’t play bass anymore, but guitarist Pat Metheny has orchestrated his bass solos into an epic big band composition. Metheny, vibraphonist Gary Burton, and Eberhard Weber talk about this important musician.

The Best of 2015…So Far

Robert Rich-Filaments

We pick the Best Echoes CDs of the Year at the halfway point. John Diliberto then runs them down from #25 to number 1. It begins with a band we’ve never heard of before and ends with an Icon of Echoes. We’ll hear from artists who put out signature releases, others reaching for ambitious highs and still others reflecting on very long careers.

Keith Jarrett Gets Down on His Own

Keith Jarrett’s new album, No End, is a Jam Band of one. If you’re shocked by any direction that Keith Jarrett takes, then you haven’t been paying attention.  The peripatetic pianist has recorded albums on solo pipe organ (Hymns/Spheres) and clavichord (Book of Ways). He’s recorded classical works from Bach to Mozart, including Bach’s Six…

Echoes – Tues, May 28th

On the next Echoes, music from German bassist Eberhard Weber.  He has one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in jazz and has recorded with artists like Kate Bush.  His album Resume is excerpted from live performances he played with Jan Garbarek over the course of 25 years.   Below you can see a video of…

New Albion Records Heads Out to Sea

People talk a lot about Indie labels and music these days, but back in the 1980s when Indie required a real commitment, New Albion Records sailed against the winds.  Like its namesake, the ambiguous spot on the Pacific Coast where Sir Francis Drake landed in 1579, they found new musical lands,  releasing avant-garde contemporary music…

Colin Vallon Trios Parlour Room Space Jazz.

Echoes will be recording a session with the Swiss jazz group, The Colin Vallon Trio tonight in Philadelphia at Turtle Studios.   A new group to American shores, they have their own take on the chamber jazz sound favored by their label, ECM records as well as their late countrymen, E.S.T.   I came across a video…

Dans Les Arbres Concert Review

Dans Les Arbres Retune Philadelphia You expect the unusual in shows produced by Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia, the patron saints of new jazz in Philadephia.   But as soon as I saw the stage set-up for Dans Les Arbres at The Philadelphia Art Alliance, I knew this wasn’t going to be even your typical Ars…

A Different Kind of Space Music: Dans Les Arbres

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.echoes.org/audio/Dans-Les-Arbres-L-Engourdissement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Art of Listening to Silence & Playing Sound Every now and then a record stops me in my tracks and paralyzes the usual automatic  click-to-the-next-track that happens when I’m auditioning music.  The debut from Dan Les Arbres is one of those CDs. It’s not because…