This series will take you behind the scenes of music on ECM Records
Episode #4 - Vijay Iyer: Uneasy
In this fourth episode, we met with pianist Vijay Iyer in Central Park New York and talked with him about his new trio album called "Uneasy" which was recorded with Linda May Han Oh and Tyshawn Sorey in New York.
Vijay talks about his relationship with the trio, the repertoire of this project and the "unease" this album is about.
Episode #3 - Jakob Bro: Uma Elmo
In this third episode, we are meeting with Jakob Bro, the Danish guitarist who made his first appearance on ECM as a member of drummer Paul Motian’s band. For his fifth album as a leader for ECM, Bro presents a new trio featuring Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen and Spanish drummer Jorge Rossy.
Jakob talked to the signification of his titles, the particularity of this trio, and what inspired this album Uma Elmo.
Episode #2 - Shai Maestro: Human
In the second episode pianist, bandleader and composer Shai Maestro, talks about his new quartet album called “Human” on ECM Records, recorded together with producer Manfred Eicher in studio La Buissonne, in the south of France. Shai talks about the process of composition, the evolution of his band, and about what being human means for him.
Episode #1 - Joe Lovano/Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression
In this first episode, saxophonist, bandleader and composer Joe Lovano talks about his new trio album called „Garden of Expression“ which was recorded together with producer Manfred Eicher in Lugano, Switzerland.
A conversation about the evolution of „Trio Tapestry“ with Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi, about how he sees the momentum of the music in the melody and the harmonic sequence, about how creating music within the music is an artistic goal for him, and about how the „Seeds of Change“ on the group’s debut have taken root in „Garden of Expression“.
ECM has been my favorite label since the 70’s. Beautiful music, artwork, and incredible artists! These short vignettes are great insights to some of the artists and their process(es), and feature wonderfully recorded “snippets” of music. As a guitarist, I particularly enjoyed the interview with Jakob Bro (one of my favorite artists). Great little podcast - would love to see it more frequently, and perhaps, in depth… Regardless, thank you!!
ECM has always produced music of excellent quality. This podcast features the artists that make the music.