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ECM to Reissue 40 Classics for 40th Anniversary

To celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of ECM Records, the label will re-release 40 of the best recordings in its catalog.

Since its conception in 1969, ECM has released more than 1,000 recordings. The label has been home to jazz masters of the second half of the 20th century such as Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

The new releases will be soft-packaged disks with the original album art.

The release schedule is as follows:

August 26th:

John Abercrombie/Ralph Towner-Sargasso Sea

Bass Desires-Bass Desires

Paul Bley-Open, To Love

Gary Burton with Pat Metheny-Dreams So Real

Chick Corea/Miroslav Vitous/Roy Haynes-Trio Music, Live In Europe

Jack DeJohnette-Special Edition

The Bill Frisell Band-Lookout For Hope

Dave Holland Quartet-Extensions

Keith Jarrett-Facing You

Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette-Standards Live

Pat Metheny Group-American Garage


John Surman-Private City

Ralph Towner-Solstice

Kenny Wheeler-Gnu High

September 30th:

John Abercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette-Gateway

Bass Desires-Second Sight

Chick Corea-Children’s Songs

Bill Frisell-Rambler

Jan Garbarek-I Took Up the Runes

Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette-Bye Bye Blackbird

Charles Lloyd-The Call

Pat Metheny-New Chautauqua

Paul Motian-Conception Vessel

Enrico Rava-The Pilgrim and the Stars

Shankar-Song For Everyone

Tomasz Stanko-Balladyna

Ralph Towner-Batik

Collin Walcott-Cloud Dance

Norma Winstone-Somewhere Called Home

October 28th:

John Abercrombie-Animato

Art Ensemble of Chicago-Full Force

Lester Bowie-The Great Pretender

Anouar Brahem-Conte de l’incroyable amour

Egberto Gismonti/Nana Vasconcelos-Duas Vozes

Jon Hassel-Power Spot

Pat Metheny Group-First Circle


Terje Rypdal/Miroslav Vitous/Jack DeJohnette-Rypdal-Vitous-DeJohnette

Dino Saluzzi-Kultrum

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