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VA - Selected Signs, I: An ECM Anthology (1997)

15-09-2016, 08:04
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Title: Selected Signs, I: An ECM Anthology
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: ECM Records
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps / FLAC (log,image+cue)
Total Time: 01:18:25
Total Size: 182 / 359 Mb


01. Svantetic - Tomasz Stanko
02. Gorriуn - Dino Saluzzi
03. Morning - Misha Alperin
04. Tale of Saverio - Ralph Towner
05. Hyperborean - Patch of Light - Arild Andersen
06. Morning Heavy Song - Tomasz Stanko
07. Creature Talk - Marilyn Mazur
08. Desolation Sound - Charles Lloyd
09. Motherless Child - Joe Maneri Quartet
10. Past Present - Kenny Wheeler
11. Siegfried and Roy - Michael Cain
12. Free Above Sea - Jack DeJohnette
13. Sleep Safe and Warm - Tomasz Stanko
14. Nothing Ever Was, Anyway - Marylin Crispell

The essential, as the cover of ECM’s first true compilation so quietly proclaims, may no longer be visible, but it sure is audible. Unlike the classical New Series Anthology, which took an unexpected dip into ECM proper, here the label’s formative mining of (mostly) European jazz idioms (and idiom-breakers) fills in the clothing it was born to wear. Although one might expect a collection from a catalogue already so vast to span its then-28-year history, amazingly all of its tracks come from albums released in 1997, a critical year for all involved.

The disproportionate amount of material from Tomasz Stanko indicates his importance to the label (the Polish trumpeter has left one of the deepest genetic impacts on ECM’s evolution), if not also the label’s importance to him, for producer Manfred Eicher has extended such loving welcome to his formidable talent. It sparks no wonder, then, that the brooding, sweeping gestures of “Svantetic” (from Litania) should heave their weight from the start. Despite being played by a septet, the feel of it is characteristically hermetic. Like an eyelid weighted with sleep, “Morning Heavy Song” (from his quartet’s Leosia) plunges us into a thick pianistic fog. Another private sketch in charcoal, it places notes where footprints might otherwise have been and lifts us from the shadowy lullaby of “Sleep Safe And Warm” (also from Litania) like the final corner of a jigsaw puzzle destined to be incomplete.--Tyran Grillo

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