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Review of Jakob Bro: Uma Elmo

Jakob Bro: Uma Elmo

Jakob Bro

ECM

Rating: ★★★

This album, composed by Danish guitarist Jakob Bro, is an antithesis to fidget culture. It resets listening, and exhumes a...

Reviewed in issue March/2021

Review of Shai Maestro: Human Racing: Human

Shai Maestro: Human Racing: Human

Shai Maestro

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

Witnessing a performance by Israeli composer/bassist Avishai Cohen at London's Union Chapel in 2011 left abiding memories – not just...

Reviewed in issue March/2021

Review of Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression

Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression

Joe Lovano

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

This is Joe Lovano's second album as a leader for ECM after leaving Blue Note records in 2014, having recorded...

Reviewed in issue February/2021

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

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