This is ECM, Vol. 3

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ECM Records continues to issue albums from performers who have distinguished themselves as unique composers and improvisers.

But it’s difficult to keep tabs on the label’s busy release schedule, so the latest DownBeat playlist culls new works from Trygve Seim, Barre Phillips, Marcin Wasilewski and the collaboration between Ethan Iverson and Mark Turner. Have at it. DB



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    Charnett Moffett

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    “​Keith’s thing was startling,” pianist Craig Taborn says of Facing You.

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    Bassist-composer Ron Carter turns 85 on May 4.

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    “I have no concept of what I did before! That’s irrelevant,” Ibrahim said. “I can’t change anything. I can’t change the past, I can’t change the future, I can only deal with what is now.”

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    “The idea of dancing with a ghost, or a memory — I connect with that idea so much,” Salvant says.