Reviews

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 by Kevin Le Gendre 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 by Andy Robson 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 by Selwyn Harris 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 by Stuart Nicholson 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 by Selwyn Harris 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 by Brian Priestley 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 by Selwyn Harris in issue: July/2020

Review of Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition: Album Album

Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition: Album Album

Howard Johnson | Rufus Reid | David Murray | John Purcell | Jack DeJohnette

ECM

When Jack DeJohnette produced and recorded Album Album at New York's Power Station in June 1984, he created a classic....

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: June/2020

Review of John Scofield: Swallow Tales

John Scofield: Swallow Tales

John Scofield | Steve Swallow | Bill Stewart

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

John Scofield met Steve Swallow at Berklee half a century ago, in a student-teacher connection that became a playing partnership...

Reviewed by John Fordham in issue: June/2020

Review of Jean-Louis Matinier/Kevin Seddiki: Rivages

Jean-Louis Matinier/Kevin Seddiki: Rivages

Kevin Seddiki | Jean-Louis Matinier

ECM

Rating: ★★★

Space, texture and balance are three crucial components in the output of the duo formed by accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier and...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: June/2020

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