18.01.2024 | Latest
ECM’s audiophile vinyl-reissue series Luminessence will continue its trajectory in March 2024, with three releases: the title-lending Jan Garbarek recording of Keith Jarrett compositions for string orchestra and saxophone – Luminessence – from
1975, Jan Garbarek’s first album for the label, Afric Pepperbird, recorded in 1970, as well as the debut recording from Azimuth, first released in 1977 and documenting the special synergy of Norma Winstone, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler. The series is a kaleidoscope, shedding light on the jewels of the label’s deep catalogue in elegant, high-quality editions. The hallmarks of the series: original and evocative music, imaginatively played and sensitively produced. The recordings underline the scope and variety of ECM’s world of sound and the LPs are presented in different formats.
Further titles to follow in 2024 are Madar, the one-time coming together of three improvisational forces from multiple musical heritages with Jan Garbarek, oud-master Anouar Brahem and tabla-legend Ustad Shaukat Hussain as well as Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland and Bill Frisell’s Angel Song, the Gateway debut with Dave Holland, John Abercrombie and Jack Dejohnette, Pat Metheny’s Bright Size Life, Rainer Brüninghaus with Freigeweht, Zakir Hussain’s Making Music with Hariprasad Chaurasia, John McLaughlin and Jan Garbarek and Bennie Maupin’s long out of print The Jewel and The Lotus. More will follow.