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Big Ears Festival Will Pay Tribute to 50 Years of ECM Records

Big Ears, the expansive music festival out of Knoxville, Tenn., will pay tribute to ECM Records, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The storied label, founded in Germany by producer Manfred Eicher, has recorded some of the most consequential acts in jazz, including Paul Bley, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Paul Motian, Gary Burton, Dave … Read More “Big Ears Festival Will Pay Tribute to 50 Years of ECM Records”

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21-CD Set Celebrates Art Ensemble of Chicago’s 50th Anniversary

The Art Ensemble of Chicago was founded in 1969, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the avant-garde jazz group, ECM Records—which also happens to have been established in 1969—is releasing a 21-CD limited-edition box set titled The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles. The set will be available on Nov. 30, featuring a … Read More “21-CD Set Celebrates Art Ensemble of Chicago’s 50th Anniversary”

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