Reviews

Review of Dino Saluzzi: Albores

Dino Saluzzi: Albores

Dino Saluzzi

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

The great Argentinean composer and bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi has been releasing on ECM since 1982, latterly framing his fluid,...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

Review of Anja Lechner/François Couturier: Lontano

Anja Lechner/François Couturier: Lontano

Anja Lechner

ECM

Rating: ★★★

‘There is no old or new music,’ says German cellist Anja Lechner, best known for her US classical chart-topping album...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

Review of Elina Duni/Rob Luft: Lost Ships

Elina Duni/Rob Luft: Lost Ships

Rob Luft

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

On Lost Ships, guitarist Rob Luft makes his ECM debut and vocalist Elina Duni presents a new ensemble – and...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

Review of Matthieu Bordenave: La Traversée

Matthieu Bordenave: La Traversée

Matthieu Bordenave

ECM

Rating: ★★★

French tenor saxophonist Bordenave delves deep into a key chapter of jazz history that has a particular relevance to ECM:...

Reviewed in issue November/2020

Review of Terje Rypdal: Conspiracy

Terje Rypdal: Conspiracy

Terje Rypdal

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

The very absence of Rypdal from a recording studio for nearly two decades only adds to the mythology of the...

Reviewed in issue November/2020

Review of Dominik Wania: Lonely Shadows

Dominik Wania: Lonely Shadows

ECM

Rating: ★★★

The pianist, a member of the Maciej Obara quartet, goes solo with a series of spontaneous improvs on his ECM...

Reviewed in issue November/2020

Review of Michel Benita: Looking at Sounds

Michel Benita: Looking at Sounds

Michel Benita

ECM

Rating: ★★★

The impact of electronics and digital technology on our existence is no longer a whimsical excursion into science fiction. It...

Reviewed in issue November/2020

Review of Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff

Marcin Wasilewski

ECM

Rating: ★★★

Joe Lovano showed he's much more than a masterful post-bop barnstormer and lush balladeer on his first outing as leader...

Reviewed in issue September/2020

Review of Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire

Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire

Benjamin Moussay

ECM

Rating: ★★

The apparent story behind this recital is intriguing. A sideman on albums by Louis Sclavis and others, and a prolific...

Reviewed in issue July/2020

Review of Jon Balke: Discourses

Jon Balke: Discourses

Jon Balke

ECM

Rating: ★★★

Known for his enduring work with the singular Magnetic North Orchestra and Batagraph or earlier as a member of the...

Reviewed in issue July/2020

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