Ecm Records


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ECM Records was founded in Munich in 1969 by Manfred Eicher. The “Edition of Contemporary Music” has released records by Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette, Anouar Brahem, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Ralph Towner, Terje Rypdal, Steve Kuhn and The Art Ensemble Of Chicago.

Eicher started up a new division of ECM called ECM New Series for written music (or European classical music), not jazz. Some of the artists whose work was released on the New Series were Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, John Adams, Meredith Monk and the composer from the Middle Ages Pérotin.

Eicher has produced most of the records released on his label. Most of the records have been recorded with Jan Erik Kongshaug (of Talent Studios and later Rainbow Studios) as sound engineer. To date Manfred Eicher has produced more than 300 albums.

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