02/02/14

ECM Announces 7 New Reissues

Classic titles from Jarrett, Burton, Sam Rivers & more

ECM has announced the March 4 reissue of seven historical albums, featuring such artists as Keith Jarrett, Sam Rivers, Gary Burton and others. Each release is mastered from original analog sources, and will be issued simultaneously in three media formats: 180-gram vinyl albums, CDs and high-resolution download files.

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Sam Rivers
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The titles are:

Gary Burton
Seven Songs for Quartet and Chamber Orchestra (ECM 1040) (released in 1973)

Gary Burton Quartet
Gary Burton vibraharp
Mick Goodrick guitar
Steve Swallow bass
Ted Seibs drums
And members of the Hamburg NDR-Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Gibbs

Keith Jarrett
Arbour Zena (ECM 1070) (released in 1975)

Keith Jarrett piano
Jan Garbarek tenor and soprano saxophone
Charlie Haden double bass
String Orchestra (Members of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Mladen Gutesha conductor

Keith Jarrett
Ritual (ECM 1112) (released in 1977)

Dennis Russell Davies piano

Ralph Towner/John Abercrombie
Five Years Later (ECM 1207) (released in 1982)

John Abercrombie acoustic and electric guitars, electric 12-string guitar, mandolin guitar
Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitars

Sam Rivers
Contrasts (ECM 1162) (released in 1979)

Sam Rivers soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
George Lewis trombone
Dave Holland double bass
Thurman Barker drums, marimba

Miroslav Vitouš Group (ECM 1185) (released in 1980)

Miroslav Vitouš double bass
John Surman soprano and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet
Kenny Kirkland piano
Jon Christensen drums

Abdullah Ibrahim
African Piano (ECM/JAPO 60002) (released in 1969)

Abdullah Ibrahim piano

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