ECM Records Discography: 1977-1978

1977

Steve Kuhn And Ecstasy

Steve Slagle (soprano, alto sax, flute) Steve Kuhn (piano) Harvie Swartz (bass) Michael Smith (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, January, 1977
The Rain ForestECM (G) ECM 1094
Oceans In The Sky-
Catherine-
Bittersweet Passages-
Deep Tango-
Motility-
The Child Is Gone-
A Danse For One-
Places I've Never BeenECM (G) ECM 1094, (J) PA-4017
* ECM (G) ECM 1094   Steve Kuhn And Ecstasy - Motility
= ECM (G) ECM 2090-92   Steve Kuhn - Life's Backward Glances - Solo And Quartet
* ECM (J) PA-4017   Various Artists - ECM Special VII - New Music In Piano

Julian Priester And Marine Intrusion

Julian Priester (trombone, string ensemble) Ron Stallings (tenor, soprano sax) Curtis Clark (piano) Ray Obiedo (electric, acoustic guitar) Heshima Mark Williams (electric bass) Augusta Lee Collins (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, January, 1977
PolarizationECM (G) ECM 1098
Rhythm Magnet-
Wind Dolphin-
Coincidence-
Scorpio Blue-
Anatomy Of Longing-
* ECM (G) ECM 1098   Julian Priester And Marine Intrusion - Polarization

Ralph Towner Quartet/Solstice

Jan Garbarek (soprano, tenor sax, flute) Ralph Towner (12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, French horn) Eberhard Weber (bass, cello) Jon Christensen (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, February, 1977
Distant HillsECM (G) ECM 1095
Balance Beam-
Along The Way-
Arion-
Song Of The Shadows-
* ECM (G) ECM 1095, ECM 1095 (CD)   Ralph Towner, Solstice - Sound And Shadows

Collin Walcott Quintet

Don Cherry (trumpet, wood flute, doussn'gouni) Collin Walcott (sitar, tabla) John Abercrombie (electric, acoustic guitar, electric mandolin) Palle Danielsson (bass) Dom Um Romao (berimbau, chica, tambourine, percussion)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, February, 1977
Changeless Faith: Song Of The MorrowECM (G) ECM 1096, ECM 2761
Changeless Faith: Gold SunECM (G) ECM 1096
Changeless Faith: The Swarm-
Changeless Faith: Mountain Morning-
Changeless Faith: Jewel OrnamentECM (G) ECM 1096, (J) PA-9604
Changeless Faith: Grazing DreamsECM (G) ECM 1096
Changeless Faith: Samba Tala-
Changeless Faith: Moon Lake-
* ECM (G) ECM 1096, ECM 1096 (CD)   Collin Walcott - Grazing Dreams
* ECM (G) ECM 2761, ECM 2762   Collin Walcott - Works
* ECM (J) PA-9604, (J) PA-4015   Various Artists - ECM Special V - New Music In Percussion

Pat Metheny Quartet

Lyle Mays (piano) Pat Metheny (guitar, 12-string guitar, 15-string Harpguitar) Eberhard Weber (bass) Dan Gottlieb (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, February, 1977
WatercolorsECM (G) ECM 1097, (J) PA-9602
IcefireECM (G) ECM 1097, (J) PA-4020
OasisECM (G) ECM 1097, ECM 2721, :rarum 8018
LakesECM (G) ECM 1097
River QuayECM (G) ECM 1097, (J) PA-4020
Suite: Florida Greeting Song / Legend Of The FountainECM (G) ECM 1097
Sea Song-
* ECM (G) ECM 1097, ECM 1097 (CD)   Pat Metheny - Watercolors
* ECM (J) PA-9602, (J) PA-4013   Various Artists - ECM Special III - New Music In Guitar
* ECM (J) PA-4020   Pat Metheny - ECM Special X
* ECM (G) ECM 2721, ECM 2722   Pat Metheny - Works II
* ECM (G) :rarum 8018   Eberhard Weber - Selected Recordings

Gary Peacock Trio

Keith Jarrett (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, February, 1977
VignetteECM (G) ECM 1101
Tone Field-
Major Major-
Trilogy I-
Trilogy II-
Trilogy IIIECM (G) ECM 1101, (J) PA-4016
* ECM (G) ECM 1101, ECM 1101 (CD)   Gary Peacock - Tales Of Another
* ECM (J) PA-4016   Various Artists - ECM Special VI - New Music In Bass

Azimuth

Kenny Wheeler (flugelhorn, trumpet) John Taylor (piano, synthesizer) Norma Winstone (vocals)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, March, 1977
Sirens' SongECM (G) ECM 1099, (J) PA-4017
OECM (G) ECM 1099
Azimuth-
The Tunnel-
Greek Triangle-
Jacob-
* ECM (G) ECM 1099   John Taylor, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler - Azimuth
= ECM (G) ECM 1546-48   Azimuth - Azimuth/The Touchstone/Depart
* ECM (J) PA-4017   Various Artists - ECM Special VII - New Music In Piano

Stephan Micus

Stephan Micus (3 sitar, acoustic guitar, vocals)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, March, 1977
As I Crossed A Bridge Of DreamsJAPO (G) JAPO 60017
Stephan Micus (3 Bavarian zither, vocals)
Borkenkind-
Stephan Micus (4 shakuhachi)
Amarchaj-
Stephan Micus (3 sho, Thai flute)
For The 'Beautiful Changing Child'-
Stephan Micus (rabab, vocals)
For M'schr And Djingis Khan-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60017; ECM (G) ECM 3617   Stephan Micus - Implosions

Michael Mantler Quintet

Michael Mantler (trumpet, music) Carla Bley (piano, synthesizer, tenor sax) Larry Coryell (guitar) Steve Swallow (bass guitar) Tony Williams (drums)
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, March, 1977
Movie OneWATT (G) WATT/7
Movie TwoWATT (G) WATT/7; ECM (G) ECM 1813
Movie ThreeWATT (G) WATT/7
Movie Four-
Movie Five-
Movie Six-
Movie Seven-
Movie Eight-
* WATT (G) WATT/7   Michael Mantler - Movies
= WATT (G) WATT 7/10   Michael Mantler - Movies / More Movies
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

Ken Hyder's Talisker

Ricardo Mattos (soprano, tenor sax, flute) Davie Webster (alto sax) John Rangecroft (tenor sax, clarinet) John Lawrence, Marcio Mattos (bass) Ken Hyder (drums) Frankie Armstrong, Brian Eley, Phil Minton, Maggie Nichols (vocals)
London, England, April, 1977
The Strathspey King / The Men Of Barra Know How To Drink, But The Women Know How To SingJAPO (G) JAPO 60018
Close The Window And Keep It Down-
See You At The Mission, Eh, If It's No' Full-
Derek Was Only A Bairn-
Pibroch In Three Parts: A) For The Mac Crimmons / B) For John Coltrane / C) For Albert Ayler-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60018   Ken Hyder's Talisker - Land Of Stone

Jack DeJohnette's Directions

Alex Foster (tenor, soprano sax) John Abercrombie (electric guitar, electric mandolin) Mike Richmond (bass, electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums, piano)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, May, 1977
Minya's The MoochECM (G) ECM 1103
Lydia-
Flys-
New Rags-
Steppin' Thru-
* ECM (G) ECM 1103   Jack DeJohnette's Directions - New Rags

Tom Van Der Geld And Children At Play

Roger Jannotta (soprano, baritone sax, flute, oboe, bass clarinet) Tom Van Der Geld (vibraharp, percussion) Kent Carter (bass) Bill Elgart (drums, percussion)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, May, 1977
PatienceECM (G) ECM 1113
Golden Stabs-
Alison-
Celia-
And Then...-
* ECM (G) ECM 1113   Tom Van Der Geld And Children At Play - Patience

Richard Beirach Solo

Richard Beirach (piano)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, June, 1977
Sunday SongECM (G) ECM 1104
Leaving-
Koan-
Osiris-
Future Memory-
Hubris-
Rectilinear-
The Pearl-
Invisible Corridor / Sunday Song - Monday-
* ECM (G) ECM 1104   Richard Beirach - Hubris

Art Lande And Rubisa Patrol

Mark Isham (trumpet, flugelhorn) Art Lande (piano) Bill Douglass (bass, flute) Kurt Wortman (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, June, 1977
Rubisa PatrolECM (G) ECM 1106
Livre (Near The Sky)-
El Pueblo De Las Vacas Tristes-
Perelandra-
Sansara-
* ECM (G) ECM 1106   Art Lande And Rubisa Patrol - Desert Marauders

Keith Jarrett -- Dennis Russell Davies

Dennis Russell Davies (piano) Keith Jarrett (composer)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, June, 1977
RitualECM (G) ECM 1112
Ritual (Continued)-
* ECM (G) ECM 1112   Keith Jarrett - Ritual -- Dennis Russell Davies

Michael Naura And Wolfgang Schluter

Wolfgang Schluter (vibraharp, marimba) Michael Naura (piano)
Radio Bremen, West Germany, June, 1977
Balade Fur Eine SilberhochzeitECM SP (G) ECM 2305 803 SP
Schlafen-
Take Us Down The River-
Argentina-
Rosemary's Baby-
Country Children-
Sad Queen-
Variation Auf Abendlied (Dedicated To Peter Ruhmkorf)-
Call-
* ECM SP (G) ECM 2305 803 SP   Michael Naura, Wolfgang Schluter - Country Children

Rena Rama

Lennart Aberg (tenor, soprano sax, percussion) Bobo Stenson (piano, percussion) Palle Danielsson (bass) Leroy Lowe (drums, percussion)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, June, 1977
EnokJAPO (G) JAPO 60020
Rumanian Folk Song-
Circle Dance-
Pa Campagnan II-
Royal Song From Dahomey-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60020   Rena Rama - Landscapes

Kenny Wheeler Quintet +

Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn) Jan Garbarek (tenor, soprano sax) John Abercrombie (electric guitar, electric mandolin) Dave Holland (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums) with Ralph Towner (12-string guitar -2)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, July, 1977
1.Peace For FiveECM (G) ECM 1102
2.3/4 In The Afternoon-
3.Sumother Song-
4.Deer Wan-
* ECM (G) ECM 1102, ECM 1102 (CD)   Kenny Wheeler - Deer Wan

Gateway

John Abercrombie (electric, acoustic guitar, electric mandolin) Dave Holland (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums, piano)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, July, 1977
OpeningECM (G) ECM 1105
Reminiscence-
Sing SongECM (G) ECM 1105, (J) PA-4018, (G) ECM 2751
NexusECM (G) ECM 1105
BlueECM (G) ECM 1105, ECM 4271
* ECM (G) ECM 1105, ECM 1105 (CD)   John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette - Gateway 2
* ECM (J) PA-4018   John Abercrombie - ECM Special VIII
* ECM (G) ECM 2751, ECM 2752   John Abercrombie - Works
* ECM (G) ECM 4271, ECM 4272   Jack DeJohnette - Works

Dave Holland Solo

Dave Holland (bass)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, August, 1977
SpheresECM (G) ECM 1109
Emerald Tears-
Combination-
B-40/RS-4-W/M23-6K-
Under Redwoods-
Solar-
Flurries-
Hooveling-
* ECM (G) ECM 1109, ECM 1109 (CD)   Dave Holland - Emerald Tears

OM With Dom Um Romao

Urs Leimgruber (soprano, tenor sax, bass clarinet) Christy Doran (6 & 12-string electric guitar) Bobby Burri (bass) Fredy Studer (drums) Dom Um Romao (percussion, berimbau)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, August, 1977
ChiperoJAPO (G) JAPO 60022
Back To Front-
DuminiJAPO (G) JAPO 60022; ECM (G) ECM 1642
De FunkJAPO (G) JAPO 60022
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60022; ECM (US) ECM 19003   OM With Dom Um Romao
* ECM (G) ECM 1642   OM - A Retrospective

Lennart Aberg

Stephen Franckevich (trumpet -6) Ulf Adaker, Jan Kohlin, Bertil Lovgren (trumpet, flugelhorn) Lars Olofsson (trombone) Jorgen Johansson (trombone -6) Sven Larsson (bass trombone, tuba) Haken Nyquist (French horn, trombone, flugelhorn) Tommy Koverhult (soprano, tenor flute) Lennart Aberg (soprano, alto, tenor sax) Ulf Andersson (alto sax, piccolo, flute) Erik Nilsson (baritone sax, bass clarinet, flute) Bobo Stenson (piano, electric piano) Harald Svensson (synthesizer -1,4) Jan Tolf (electric guitar -1/4) Palle Danielsson (bass -1/5) Stefan Brolund (Fender bass -1,2,6) Jon Christensen, Leroy Lowe (drums) Okay Temiz (percussion -1/3)
Metronome Studios, Stockholm, Sweden, September 5-9, 1977
1.IJAPO (G) JAPO 60023
2.II-
3.III-
4.IV-
5.V-
6.VI-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60023   Lennart Aberg - Partial Solar Eclipse

Percussion Profiles

Jack DeJohnette, Pierre Favre, Fredy Studer (drums, cymbals, gongs) George Gruntz (gongs, keyboards, synthesizer, crotales) Dom Um Romao (percussion, gongs) David Friedman (flat gongplay, vibes, marimba, crotales)
Wally Heider Recording Studio III, Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 1977
Movement 1JAPO (G) JAPO 60025
Movement 2-
Movement 3-
Movement 4-
Movement 5-
Movement 6-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60025; ECM (US) ECM 19002   Jack DeJohnette, Pierre Favre, Fredy Studer, Dom Um Romao, David Friedman, George Gruntz - Percussion Profiles

Paul Motian Trio

Charles Brackeen (soprano, tenor sax) David Izenzon (bass) Paul Motian (drums, percussion)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, September, 1977
Waltz SongECM (G) ECM 1108
DanceECM (G) ECM 1108, :rarum 8016
KalypsoECM (G) ECM 1108
AsiaECM (G) ECM 1108, :rarum 8016
PreludeECM (G) ECM 1108
Lullaby-
* ECM (G) ECM 1108, ECM 1108 (CD)   Paul Motian Trio - Dance
= ECM (G) ECM 2260-65   Paul Motian
* ECM (G) :rarum 8016   Paul Motian - Selected Recordings

Terje Rypdal Quartet

Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet, flugelhorn, RMI keyboard computer, Tac piano, Ringmodulator) Terje Rypdal (electric guitar, RMI keyboard computer, ARP synthesizer) Sveinung Hovensjo (6 & 4-string electric bass) Jon Christensen (drums, percussion)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, September, 1977
Per UlvECM (G) ECM 1110, :rarum 8020
KarusellECM (G) ECM 1110
Stenskoven-
WavesECM (G) ECM 1110, ECM 4281, :rarum 8007
The Dain CurseECM (G) ECM 1110
Charisma-
* ECM (G) ECM 1110, ECM 1110 (CD)   Terje Rypdal - Waves
* ECM (G) ECM 4281, ECM 4282   Terje Rypdal - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8020   Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings
* ECM (G) :rarum 8007   Terje Rypdal - Selected Recordings

Globe Unity

Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler (trumpet) Gunter Christmann, Albert Mangelsdorff, Paul Rutherford (trombone) Michel Pilz (bass clarinet) Evan Parker (soprano, tenor sax) Gerd Dudek (soprano, tenor sax, flute) Peter Brotzmann (alto, tenor sax, bass clarinet) Tristan Honsinger (cello) Alexander Von Schlippenbach (piano) Derek Bailey (guitar) Buschi Niebergall (bass) Peter Kowald (bass, tuba) Paul Lovens (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, September, 1977
Improvisation 1JAPO (G) JAPO 60021
Improvisation 2-
Improvisation 3-
Improvisation 4-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60021   Globe Unity - Improvisations

Eberhard Weber Colours

Charlie Mariano (soprano sax, flute) Rainer Bruninghaus (piano, synthesizer) Eberhard Weber (bass) John Marshall (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, November, 1977
Seriously DeepECM (G) ECM 1107
Silent FeetECM (G) ECM 1107, :rarum 8018
Eyes That Can See In The DarkECM (G) ECM 1107, ECM 4291
* ECM (G) ECM 1107, ECM 1107 (CD)   Eberhard Weber Colours - Silent Feet
= ECM (G) ECM 2133-35   Eberhard Weber - Colours
* ECM (G) ECM 4291, ECM 4292   Eberhard Weber - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8018   Eberhard Weber - Selected Recordings

European Quartet

Jan Garbarek (tenor, soprano sax) Keith Jarrett (piano, percussion) Palle Danielsson (bass) Jon Christensen (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1977
QuestarECM (G) ECM 1115
My SongECM (G) ECM 1115, :rarum 8001, :rarum 8002, :rarum 8020
TabarkaECM (G) ECM 1115
CountryECM (G) ECM 1115, ECM 4251
MandalaECM (G) ECM 1115
The Journey HomeECM (G) ECM 1115, ECM 4251, :rarum 8001
* ECM (G) ECM 1115, ECM 1115 (CD)   Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen - My Song
* ECM (G) ECM 4251, ECM 4252   Keith Jarrett - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8001   Keith Jarrett - Selected Recordings
* ECM (G) :rarum 8002   Jan Garbarek - Selected Recordings
* ECM (G) :rarum 8020   Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings

Egberto Gismonti

Ralph Towner (12-string guitar) Egberto Gismonti (8-string guitar)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1977
Palacio De Pinturas - Construcao Da Aldeia (as Palacio De Pinturas)ECM (G) ECM 1116, (J) PA-4019
Egberto Gismonti (8-string guitar) Collin Walcott (tabla) Nana Vasconcelos (percussion)
Raga - Festa Da Construcao (as Raga)ECM (G) ECM 1116, ECM 2691
Egberto Gismonti (kalimba, wood flute, voice) Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau, percussion)
Kalimba - Lua CheiaECM (G) ECM 1116, :rarum 8011
Egberto Gismonti (piano)
Coracao - SaudadeECM (G) ECM 1116
Jan Garbarek (soprano sax) Ralph Towner (12-string guitar) Egberto Gismonti (8-string guitar, voice)
Cafe - Procissao Do Espirito-
Egberto Gismonti (wood flute, voice, bottle) Ralph Towner, Collin Walcott (bottle) Nana Vasconcelos (tama, corpo, percussion, voice, bottle)
Sapain - Sol Do Meio Dia-
Egberto Gismonti (8-string guitar)
Danca Solitaria No. 2 - Voz Do Espirito-
Egberto Gismonti (piano) Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau)
Baiao Malandro - Fogo Na Mata/Mudanca-
* ECM (G) ECM 1116, ECM 1116 (CD)   Egberto Gismonti - Sol Do Meio Dia
* ECM (J) PA-4019   Ralph Towner - ECM Special IX
* ECM (G) ECM 2691, ECM 2692   Egberto Gismonti - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8011   Egberto Gismonti - Selected Recordings

John Abercrombie Solo

John Abercrombie (acoustic, electric guitar, electric mandolin)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1977
ParableECM (G) ECM 1117
MemoirECM (G) ECM 1117, :rarum 8014
TelegramECM (G) ECM 1117, (J) PA-4018
Backward GlanceECM (G) ECM 1117, ECM 2751
Ghost DanceECM (G) ECM 1117
Paramour-
After Thoughts-
Evensong-
* ECM (G) ECM 1117, ECM 1117 (CD)   John Abercrombie - Characters
* ECM (J) PA-4018   John Abercrombie - ECM Special VIII
* ECM (G) ECM 2751, ECM 2752   John Abercrombie - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

Jan Garbarek Quartet

Jan Garbarek (sax) John Taylor (organ, piano) Bill Connors (guitar) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1977
ReflectionsECM (G) ECM 1118
Entering-
Going Places-
PassingECM (G) ECM 1118, ECM 2661
* ECM (G) ECM 1118, ECM 1118 (CD)   Jan Garbarek - Places
* ECM (G) ECM 2661, ECM 2662   Jan Garbarek - Works

Gary Peacock Solo/Duo

Jan Garbarek (sax -2,4) Gary Peacock (bass)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1977
1.Show DanceECM (G) ECM 1119
2.Winterlude-
3.A Northern Tale-
4.December Greenwings-
5.Flower Crystals-
6.Celebrations-
* ECM (G) ECM 1119, ECM 1119 (CD)   Gary Peacock - December Poems

Bill Connors Quartet

Jan Garbarek (sax) Bill Connors (guitar) Gary Peacock (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1977
MeltingECM (G) ECM 1120
Not Forgetting-
Face In The Water-
Aubade-
Cafe Vue-
Unending-
* ECM (G) ECM 1120, ECM 1120 (CD)   Bill Connors - Of Mist And Melting

Manfred Schoof Quintet

Manfred Schoof (trumpet, flugelhorn) Michel Pilz (bass clarinet) Jasper Van't Hof (piano, electric piano, organ) Gunter Lenz (bass) Ralf Hubner (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, December, 1977
SourceJAPO (G) JAPO 60019
Light Lines-
Criterium-
Lonesome Defender-
Resonance-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60019   Manfred Schoof Quintet - Light Lines
= ECM (G) ECM 2093/94   Manfred Schoof Quintet - Resonance

Stephan Micus

Stephan Micus (shakuhachi)
Cologne, West Germany, 1977
Part IECM SP (G) ECM 2305 804 SP
Stephan Micus (zither, gender, shakuhachi)
Part II-
Stephan Micus (sarangi, shakuhachi, rabab)
Part III-
Stephan Micus (rabab, sarangi, bodhran, angklung)
Part III Continued-
Stephan Micus (kyeezee, burmese bells, 2 vocals)
Part IV-
Stephan Micus (zither, guitar, shakuhachi)
Part V-
* ECM SP (G) ECM 2305 804 SP, SP (G) ECM 5804   Stephan Micus - Koan

1978

Gary Burton Quartet

Tiger Okoshi (trumpet) Gary Burton (vibes) Steve Swallow (bass guitar) Roy Haynes (drums)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, January, 1978
SemblenceECM (G) ECM 1111
Coral-
Careful-
Peau Douce-
Midnight-
Radio-
True Or False-
Como En Vietnam-
* ECM (G) ECM 1111, ECM 1111 (CD)   Gary Burton, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes, Tiger Okoshi - Times Square

Pat Metheny Group

Lyle Mays (piano, Oberheim synthesizer, autoharp) Pat Metheny (6 & 12-string guitar) Mark Egan (bass) Dan Gottlieb (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, January, 1978
San LorenzoECM (G) ECM 1114
Phase DanceECM (G) ECM 1114, :rarum 8009
JacoECM (G) ECM 1114
Aprilwind-
April JoyECM (G) ECM 1114, (J) PA-4020
Lone JackECM (G) ECM 1114
* ECM (G) ECM 1114, ECM 1114 (CD)   Pat Metheny Group
* ECM (J) PA-4020   Pat Metheny - ECM Special X
* ECM (G) :rarum 8009   Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings

Ralph Towner Trio

Ralph Towner (12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano) Eddie Gomez (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, January, 1978
WaterwheelECM (G) ECM 1121
Shades Of Shutton' Hoo-
Trellis-
Batik-
Green Room-
* ECM (G) ECM 1121, ECM 1121 (CD)   Ralph Towner, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette - Batik

Contact Trio

Evert Brettschneider (acoustic, electric guitar) Aloys Kott (bass) Michael Jullich (percussion, marimba, vibes)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, January, 1978
HappyJAPO (G) JAPO 60024
Circle-
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog-
Stoned Tunes-
New Marks-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60024   Contact Trio - New Marks

Enrico Rava Quartet

Enrico Rava (trumpet) Roswell Rudd (trombone) J.F. Jenny-Clark (bass) Aldo Romano (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, March, 1978
Lavori CasalinghiECM (G) ECM 1122
The Fearless Five-
Tramps-
'Round About Midnight-
Blackmail-
* ECM (G) ECM 1122, ECM 1122 (CD)   Enrico Rava Quartet

Barre Phillips Quartet

Dieter Feichtner (synthesizer) Terje Rypdal (guitar, guitar synthesizer, organ) Barre Phillips (bass) Trilok Gurtu (tabla, percussion)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, March, 1978
A-i-aECM (G) ECM 1123
Ms. P.-
La Folle-
Brd-
Ingul-Buz-
S.C. & W.-
* ECM (G) ECM 1123, ECM 1123 (CD)   Barre Phillips - Three Day Moon

Peter Ruhmkorf

Leszek Zadlo (sax, flute) Wolfgang Schluter (vibes) Michael Naura (piano) Peter Ruhmkorf (voice)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, March, 1978
Phonix VoranECM SP (G) ECM 2305 802 SP
Auf Einen Alten Klang-
Selbstportrait-
Paradise Regained-
Allein Ist Nicht Genug-
Ich Butter Meinen Toast Von Beiden Seiten...-
Das War Ich Und Ich Weiss Nicht-
Impromtu-
Tagelied-
* ECM SP (G) ECM 2305 802 SP   Peter Ruhmkorf - Phonix Voran

Steve Kuhn Quartet

Steve Slagle (soprano, alto sax, flute, percussion) Steve Kuhn (piano, percussion) Harvie Swartz (bass) Bob Moses (drums)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, April, 1978
FirewalkECM (G) ECM 1124
Random Thoughts-
A Dance With The Wind-
The Fruit Fly-
Alias Dash Grapey-
* ECM (G) ECM 1124   Steve Kuhn - Non-Fiction

Arild Andersen Quartet

Juhani Aaltonen (tenor, soprano sax, flute) Lars Jansson (piano, Moog synthesizer, string ensemble) Arild Andersen (bass) Pal Thowsen (drums, percussion)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, April, 1978
SoleECM (G) ECM 1127, :rarum 8019
The GuitaristECM (G) ECM 1127
Anima-
Radka's Samba-
Terhi-
Green Shading Into Blue-
Jana-
* ECM (G) ECM 1127   Arild Andersen Quartet - Green Shading Into Blue
= ECM (G) ECM 2143-45   Arild Andersen - Green In Blue - Early Quartets
* ECM (G) :rarum 8019   Arild Andersen - Selected Recordings

Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Lester Bowie (trumpet, celeste, bass drum) Roscoe Mitchell (reeds, percussion) Joseph Jarman (reeds, percussion, vocals) Malachi Favors (bass, percussion, melodica) Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion, vocals)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, May, 1978
JaECM (G) ECM 1126
Nice GuysECM (G) ECM 1126, :rarum 8006
Folkus-
597-59ECM (G) ECM 1126
Cyp-
Dreaming Of The Master-
* ECM (G) ECM 1126, ECM 1126 (CD)   Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Nice Guys
* ECM (G) :rarum 8006   Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Selected Recordings

Terje Rypdal Trio

Terje Rypdal (guitar, guitar synthesizer, organ) Miroslav Vitous (bass, electric piano) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, June, 1978
SunriseECM (G) ECM 1125
Den Forste SneECM (G) ECM 1125, ECM 4281
WillECM (G) ECM 1125
Believer-
Flight-
Seasons-
* ECM (G) ECM 1125, ECM 1125 (CD)   Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette
* ECM (G) ECM 4281, ECM 4282   Terje Rypdal - Works

Jack DeJohnette New Directions

Lester Bowie (trumpet) John Abercrombie (guitar, mandolin) Eddie Gomez (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums, piano)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, June, 1978
Bayou FeverECM (G) ECM 1128, ECM 4271
Where Or WayneECM (G) ECM 1128
Dream StalkerECM (G) ECM 1128, ECM 2751
One Handed WomanECM (G) ECM 1128
Silver HollowECM (G) ECM 1128, :rarum 8012
* ECM (G) ECM 1128, ECM 1128 (CD)   Jack DeJohnette - New Directions
* ECM (G) ECM 4271, ECM 4272   Jack DeJohnette - Works
* ECM (G) ECM 2751, ECM 2752   John Abercrombie - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8012   Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings

Azimuth

Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn) John Taylor (piano, organ) Norma Winstone (voice)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, June, 1978
EulogyECM (G) ECM 1130
Silver-
Mayday-
Jero-
Prelude-
See-
* ECM (G) ECM 1130   Azimuth - The Touchstone
= ECM (G) ECM 1546-48   Azimuth - Azimuth/The Touchstone/Depart

Stephan Micus

Stephan Micus (table harp, kortholt, zither, guitar)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, June, 1978
Till The End Of TimeJAPO (G) JAPO 60026
Stephan Micus (guitar, zither, vocals)
For Wis And Ramin-
* JAPO (G) JAPO 60026; ECM (G) ECM 3626   Stephan Micus - Till The End Of Time

Pat Metheny Solo

Pat Metheny (electric 6 & 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, 15-string harp guitar, electric bass)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, August, 1978
New ChautauquaECM (G) ECM 1131, :rarum 8009
Country PoemECM (G) ECM 1131
Long-Ago Child / Fallen Star-
Hermitage-
Sueno Con MexicoECM (G) ECM 1131, ECM 2701
DaybreakECM (G) ECM 1131
* ECM (G) ECM 1131, ECM 1131 (CD)   Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua
* ECM (G) ECM 2701, ECM 2702   Pat Metheny - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8009   Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings

Codona

Don Cherry (trumpet, flute, doussn'gouni, voice) Collin Walcott (sitar, tabla, hammered dulcimer, sanza, voice) Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau, cuica, percussion, voice)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, September, 1978
Like That Of SkyECM (G) ECM 1132, ECM 2761
Codona-
Colemanwonder: Race FaceECM (G) ECM 1132
Colemanwonder: Sortie-
Colemanwonder: Sir Duke-
Mumakata-
New Light-
* ECM (G) ECM 1132, ECM 1132 (CD)   Collin Walcott, Don Cherry, Nana Vasconcelos - Codona
= ECM (G) ECM 2033-35   Don Cherry, Nana Vasconcelos, Collin Walcott - The Codona Trilogy
* ECM (G) ECM 2761, ECM 2762   Collin Walcott - Works

Leo Smith Trio +

Leo Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn, steel-o-phone, gongs, percussion) Dwight Andrews (alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor sax, triangle, mbira) Bobby Naughton (vibraharp, marimba, bells) with Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler (trumpet -2) Charlie Haden (bass -3)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, September, 1978
1.Divine LoveECM (G) ECM 1143
2.Tastalun-
3.Spirituals: The Language Of Love-
* ECM (G) ECM 1143, ECM 1143 (CD)   Leo Smith - Divine Love

Gary Burton - Chick Corea Duo

Gary Burton (vibes) Chick Corea (piano)
Delphian Foundation, Sheridan, OR, October 23-25, 1978
Duet SuiteECM (G) ECM 1140
Children's Song #15-
Children's Song #2-
Children's Song #5-
Children's Song #6-
Radio-
Song To Gayle-
Never-
La Fiesta-
* ECM (G) ECM 1140, ECM 1140 (CD)   Gary Burton, Chick Corea - Duet
= ECM (G) ECM 2036-39   Gary Burton, Chick Corea - Crystal Silence - The ECM Recordings 1972-79

Double Image

Dave Samuels (marimba -1, vibraharp -2/4) David Friedman (vibraharp -1, marimba -2/4) Harvie Swartz (bass) Michael Di Pasqua (drums, percussion)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, October, 1978
1.PassageECM (G) ECM 1146
2.The Next Event-
3.Sunset Glow-
4.Crossing-
* ECM (G) ECM 1146   Double Image - Dawn

Egberto Gismonti Solo

Egberto Gismonti (super 8-string guitar, surdo)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1978
Selva AmazonicaECM (G) ECM 1136, :rarum 8011
Egberto Gismonti (voice, cooking bells)
Pau Rolou-
Egberto Gismonti (piano)
Ano ZeroECM (G) ECM 1136
same session
Frevo-
Egberto Gismonti (8-string guitar)
SalvadorECM (G) ECM 1136, ECM 2691
Egberto Gismonti (piano, cooking bells)
Ciranda Nordestina-
* ECM (G) ECM 1136, ECM 1136 (CD)   Egberto Gismonti - Solo
* ECM (G) ECM 2691, ECM 2692   Egberto Gismonti - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8011   Egberto Gismonti - Selected Recordings

Mick Goodrick Quartet

John Surman (soprano, baritone sax, bass clarinet) Mick Goodrick (guitar) Eddie Gomez (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1978
Feebles, Fables And FernsECM (G) ECM 1139, :rarum 8012
In The Tavern Of RuinECM (G) ECM 1139
Summer Band Camp-
Pedalpusher-
In Passing-
* ECM (G) ECM 1139, ECM 1139 (CD)   Mick Goodrick - In Pas(s)ing
* ECM (G) :rarum 8012   Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings

Abercrombie Quartet

Richie Beirach (piano) John Abercrombie (guitar, electric mandolin) George Mraz (bass) Peter Donald (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1978
ArcadeECM (G) ECM 1133
NightlakeECM (G) ECM 1133, ECM 2751
ParamourECM (G) ECM 1133
Neptune-
Alchemy-
* ECM (G) ECM 1133   John Abercrombie Quartet - Arcade
* ECM (G) ECM 2751, ECM 2752   John Abercrombie - Works

Jan Garbarek Group

Jan Garbarek (tenor, soprano sax) John Taylor (piano) Bill Connors (electric, acoustic guitar) Eberhard Weber (bass) Jon Christensen (drums)
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1978
Blue SkyECM (G) ECM 1135
White Cloud-
Windows-
Red Roof-
Wires-
The Picture-
* ECM (G) ECM 1135, ECM 1135 (CD)   Jan Garbarek Group - Photo With Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows And A Red Roof

Steve Reich And Musicians

Virgil Blackwell, Richard Cohen (clarinet, bass clarinet) Shem Guibbory (violin) Ken Ishii (cello) Bob Becker, Russ Hartenberger, Glen Velez (marimba, xylophone) David Van Tieghem (marimba, xylophone, piano) Gary Schall (marimba, maracas) Steve Chambers, Nurit Tilles (piano) Steve Reich (piano, marimba) Larry Karush (piano, maracas) James Preiss (metallophone, piano) Rebecca Armstrong, Elizabeth Arnold, Pamela Fraley (voice) Jay Clayton (voice, piano) Steve Reich (composer)
released 1978;
The world premiere: "Town Hall", NYC, April 24, 1976
Pulse / Sections I-IVECM (G) ECM 1129
Sections V-X / Pulse-
* ECM (G) ECM 1129; ECM New Series (G) ECM 1129 (CD)   Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians