ECM Records

ECM Records

Profile:
NOTE: Please use this as the main label for ECM releases, and ECM Records GmbH for secondary company credits [ie. Published By, Distributed By, (p), (c)] unless explicitly credited differently.

ECM (Editions of Contemporary Music) is a jazz and Western classical label (founded by Manfred Eicher) that features acoustic and electronic artists producing eclectic versions of contemporary music.

ECM's catalog spans from contemporary works (Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, et al) to experimental and electronic jazz (Nils Petter Molvær, Pat Metheny Group, Jan Garbarek, et al). Their catalog includes over 1000 recordings from 40+ years of producing works. Since 1969, ECM albums have been acclaimed for their outstanding music, creative production, and exceptional sound quality.

Distribution and Pressing;
Distribution:
Although ECM is an independent label, the Universal Music Group (UMG) distributes ECM titles in the US, Japan and throughout Europe and they have used other distributors.
-In the period when Polydor distributed ECM product, Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman was used for pressing and identified by a CP suffix on the labels and in the runouts. After Polydor they changed to Warner Bros.
-During the 1980s, the label was distributed in the US by Warner Bros., and between 1994 and 1999 by BMG.
BMG-distributed US releases from the 1990s used the original ECM number and added a suffix 78118-2XXXX-X, the last digit denoting format. This does not, however, apply to the JAPO or WATT releases, which use the same 78118 prefix.
-ECM 1300, 1301, 1313, 1376, 1400, 1414, 1441, 1443, 1717 and 1916 were never released.

Pressing information:
-During the period when Polydor distributed ECM product, Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman was used for pressing and identified by a CP suffix on the labels and in the runouts. After Polydor they changed to Warner Bros.
-German and US pressings carry a second catalog number (i.e. an UMG catalog number).
-Japanese pressings only carry the Universal Music K. K. catalog number (e.g. UCCE xxxx).

Label Code: LC 2516; LC 02516.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
ECM Records
Postfach 600 331
81203 München

ecmrecords@ecmrecords.com
Sites:
[l6785]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
20MJ 9031 Offramp  album cover Pat Metheny Group Offramp(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9031 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
20MJ 9033 Crystal Silence  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Crystal Silence(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9033 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
20MJ 9035 Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9035 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
20MJ 9036 Eon  album cover Richard Beirach Eon(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 20MJ 9036 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
20MJ 9037 Open, To Love  album cover Paul Bley Open, To Love(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 20MJ 9037 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20MJ 9039 Rubisa Patrol  album cover Art Lande Rubisa Patrol(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 20MJ 9039 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20MJ 9041 Dança Das Cabeças  album cover Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9041 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20MJ 9043 Upon Reflection  album cover John Surman Upon Reflection(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 20MJ 9043 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
20MJ 9044 Tales Of Another  album cover Gary Peacock, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette Gary Peacock, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette - Tales Of Another(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 20MJ 9044 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
20MJ 9045 Special Edition  album cover Jack DeJohnette Special Edition(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9045 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
25CJ 3303 Belonging  album cover Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen - Belonging(Cass, Album) ECM Records 25CJ 3303 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
25CJ 3307 The Survivors' Suite  album cover Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(Cass, Album) ECM Records 25CJ 3307 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25MJ 3288 Standards, Vol. 1  album cover Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette - Standards, Vol. 1(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3288 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3290 Such Winters Of Memory  album cover John Surman Such Winters Of Memory(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3290 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3291 Lyric Suite For Sextet  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Lyric Suite For Sextet(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3291 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3292 The Ballad Of The Fallen  album cover Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Sharon Freeman, Mick Goodrick, Jack Jeffers, Michael Mantler, Paul Motian, Jim Pepper, Dewey Redman, Steve Slagle, Gary Valente Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Sharon Freeman, Mick Goodrick, Jack Jeffers, Michael Mantler, Paul Motian, Jim Pepper, Dewey Redman, Steve Slagle, Gary Valente - The Ballad Of The Fallen(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3292 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3293 Oregon  album cover Oregon Oregon(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3293 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3307 The Survivors' Suite  album cover Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(LP, Album, Promo) ECM Records 25MJ 3307 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25MJ 3310 Luminessence  album cover Keith Jarrett / Jan Garbarek Keith Jarrett / Jan Garbarek - Luminessence(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 25MJ 3310 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
25MJ 3311 The Celestial Hawk - For Orchestra, Percussion And Piano  album cover Keith Jarrett The Celestial Hawk - For Orchestra, Percussion And Piano(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3311 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ 3312 Watercolors  album cover Pat Metheny Watercolors(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records 25MJ 3312 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25MJ 3313 Pat Metheny Group  album cover Pat Metheny Group Pat Metheny Group(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3313 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25MJ3314 New Chautauqua  album cover Pat Metheny New Chautauqua(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 25MJ3314 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3315 American Garage  album cover Pat Metheny Group American Garage(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 25MJ 3315 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ 3318 Times Square  album cover Gary Burton Times Square(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3318 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25MJ 3319 Duet  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Duet(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3319 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3326 Enrico Rava Quartet Enrico Rava Quartet(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3326 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25MJ 3327 Gnu High  album cover Kenny Wheeler Gnu High(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 25MJ 3327 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3333 Tin Can Alley  album cover Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition Tin Can Alley(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3333 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ 3340 Timeless   album cover John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack De Johnette* John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack De Johnette* - Timeless (LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 25MJ 3340 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25MJ 3341 Gateway  album cover John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette - Gateway(LP, Album, RP, Gre) ECM Records 25MJ 3341 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
25MJ 3345 Hubris  album cover Richard Beirach Hubris(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3345 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25MJ 3347 Trance  album cover Steve Kuhn Trance(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3347 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
25MJ 3351 Shift In The Wind  album cover Gary Peacock, Art Lande, Eliot Zigmund Gary Peacock, Art Lande, Eliot Zigmund - Shift In The Wind(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 25MJ 3351 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ 3356 Eventyr  album cover Jan Garbarek, Nana Vasconcelos*, John Abercrombie Jan Garbarek, Nana Vasconcelos*, John Abercrombie - Eventyr(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 25MJ 3356 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25MJ 3366 Blue Sun  album cover Ralph Towner Blue Sun(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3366 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3368 Heavy Heart  album cover Carla Bley Heavy Heart(LP, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 25MJ 3368 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ3370 Children's Songs  album cover Chick Corea Children's Songs(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ3370 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3374 Rejoicing  album cover Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins - Rejoicing(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3374 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3375 Jumpin' In  album cover Dave Holland Quintet Jumpin' In(LP, Album, Promo, Dig) ECM Records, ECM Records 25MJ 3375 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3434 First Circle  album cover Pat Metheny Group First Circle (Album) 25MJ 3434 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3435 Album Album  album cover Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition Album Album(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 25MJ 3435 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3437 Live!  album cover Carla Bley Live!(LP, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 25MJ 3437 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3440 Social Studies  album cover Carla Bley Social Studies (Album) 25MJ 3440 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ 3461 The Third Decade  album cover The Art Ensemble Of Chicago The Third Decade(LP) ECM Records 25MJ 3461 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3462 Song For Everyone  album cover Shankar Song For Everyone(LP) ECM Records 25MJ 3462 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3467 Voyage  album cover Chick Corea, Steve Kujala Chick Corea, Steve Kujala - Voyage(LP, Album, Whi) ECM Records 25MJ 3467 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3468 Real Life Hits  album cover Gary Burton Quartet Real Life Hits(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3468 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3475 Standards, Vol. 2  album cover Keith Jarrett Standards, Vol. 2(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3475 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3478 Withholding Pattern  album cover John Surman Withholding Pattern(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3478 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3492 Seeds Of Time  album cover Dave Holland Quintet Seeds Of Time(LP, Album, Promo) ECM Records 25MJ 3492 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3525 Chick Corea Septet(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3525 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3536 Standards Live  album cover Keith Jarrett Trio Standards Live(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3536 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25MJ3552 Avant Pop  album cover Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy* Avant Pop(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ3552 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28MJ 3502 Open, To Love  album cover Paul Bley Open, To Love(LP, Album) ECM Records 28MJ 3502 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
28MJ-3510 Waves  album cover Terje Rypdal Waves(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 28MJ-3510 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28MJ 3512 Facing You  album cover Keith Jarrett Facing You(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 28MJ 3512 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28MJ 3513 Nice Guys  album cover Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Nice Guys(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records 28MJ 3513 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28MJ 3520 Ondas  album cover Mike Nock Ondas(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 28MJ 3520 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28MJ 3585 Dark Intervals  album cover Keith Jarrett Dark Intervals(LP, Album) ECM Records 28MJ 3585 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
31C 064 61137 Dança Das Cabeças  album cover Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 31C 064 61137 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
31C 164 65055/6 Sanfona  album cover Egberto Gismonti & Academia De Danças Egberto Gismonti & Academia De Danças - Sanfona(2xLP, Album, Gat) ECM Records, EMI 31C 164 65055/6 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
33MJ 3580/1 Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Buch I  album cover J. S. Bach*, Keith Jarrett J. S. Bach*, Keith Jarrett - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Buch I(2xLP) ECM Records, ECM New Series 33MJ 3580/1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
33MJ 3576/77 Still Live  album cover Keith Jarrett Trio Still Live(2xLP, Album) ECM Records 33MJ 3576/77 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
38MJ3301 Keith Jarrett Invocations / The Moth And The Flame(2xLP, Album, Gat) ECM Records, ECM Records 38MJ3301 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
38MJ 3324 Lester Bowie All The Magic!(2xLP, Album) ECM Records 38MJ 3324 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38MJ 3220/1 In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979  album cover Chick Corea And Gary Burton* In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979(2xLP, Album, RE) ECM Records 38MJ 3220/1 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
38MJ 3297/8 The Köln Concert  album cover Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) ECM Records 38MJ 3297/8 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38MJ 3338/39 Travels  album cover Pat Metheny Group Travels(2xLP, Album) ECM Records 38MJ 3338/39 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38MJ 3299/300 Staircase  album cover Keith Jarrett Staircase(2xLP, Album) ECM Records 38MJ 3299/300 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
1002 Just Music  album cover Just Music Just Music(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 1002 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1064-2 The Köln Concert  album cover Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records 1064-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1115 My Song  album cover Keith Jarrett My Song(Cass, Album, RE, CRO) BMG Classics, ECM Records 1115 US Unknown Sell This Version
1129-2 Music For 18 Musicians  album cover Steve Reich Music For 18 Musicians(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records 1129-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1151 Magico  album cover Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti - Magico (Album) 1151 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1151-2 Magico  album cover Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti - Magico(CD, Album) ECM Records 1151-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1180-2 80/81  album cover Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Mike Brecker* Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Mike Brecker* - 80/81(CD, Album) ECM Records 1180-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1190-2 As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls  album cover Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls(CD, Album) ECM Records 1190-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1216-2 Offramp  album cover Pat Metheny Group Offramp (Album) 1216-2 US 1983 Sell This Version
1262 Double, Double You  album cover Kenny Wheeler . Mike Brecker* . John Taylor (2) . David Holland* . Jack Dejohnette Kenny Wheeler . Mike Brecker* . John Taylor (2) . David Holland* . Jack Dejohnette - Double, Double You (Album) 1262 US 1984 Sell This Version
1277 Harmonium  album cover John Adams, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Edo De Waart John Adams, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Edo De Waart - Harmonium(LP, Album) ECM New Series, ECM New Series, ECM Records 1277 US 1984 Sell This Version
1308 The Epidemics  album cover Shankar / Caroline (2) Shankar / Caroline (2) - The Epidemics(CD, Album, RP) ECM Records, ECM Records 1308 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
1320 Fragments  album cover Paul Bley Fragments(LP, Album, TP) ECM Records 1320 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1358 Twilight Fields  album cover Stephan Micus Twilight Fields(LP, Album) ECM Records 1358 US 1988 Sell This Version
1473 Re-Enter  album cover Masqualero Re-Enter(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1473 US 1991 Sell This Version
1485 Folly Seeing All This  album cover Michael Mantler Folly Seeing All This(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1485 US 1993 Sell This Version
1538 "How It Was Then ... Never Again"  album cover Azimuth (2) "How It Was Then ... Never Again"(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1538 US 1995 Sell This Version
1543 Skies Of Europe  album cover Italian Instabile Orchestra Skies Of Europe(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1543 US 1995 Sell This Version
2486 Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm / With Each Stroke(CD, Promo) ECM Records, Universal 2486 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
2616 The Dream Thief  album cover Shai Maestro The Dream Thief(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 2616 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
3454 Inédits Salle Pleyel Paris 1992  album cover Keith Jarrett Inédits Salle Pleyel Paris 1992(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) ECM Records 3454 France 1996 Sell This Version
5054 Dino Saluzzi, John Surman, Shankar, Tamia (2), Pierre Favre, Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Naná Vasconcelos, Keith Jarrett Trio Dino Saluzzi, John Surman, Shankar, Tamia (2), Pierre Favre, Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Naná Vasconcelos, Keith Jarrett Trio - Carte Blanche Vingtieme Anniversaire Ecm (CD, Promo) ECM Records, Polygram Jazz 5054 France Unknown Sell This Version
1-1158 Swimming With A Hole In My Body  album cover Bill Connors Swimming With A Hole In My Body(LP, Album, TP) ECM Records 1-1158 US 1980 Sell This Version
11841 Various Nouveautés ECM(CD, Smplr) ECM Records 11841 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
014 165-2 Selected Recordings  album cover Jan Garbarek Selected Recordings(2xCD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 165-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 168-2 Selected Recordings  album cover Keith Jarrett Selected Recordings (Comp) 014 168-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 195-2 Selected Recordings  album cover Gary Burton Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 195-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 196-2 Selected Recordings  album cover The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 196-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 198-2 Selected Recordings  album cover Bill Frisell Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 198-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 199-2 Selected Recordings  album cover Egberto Gismonti Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 199-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

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gasdoc

gasdoc

November 9, 2015
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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

October 4, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
Known ECM CD pressing variations...

1. Original 1st press is a "silver to centre" disc, with red ECM text.
2. 1994 press 18mm clear centre some with red ECM text (often with no manufacturer)
3. / 4. 1994-98? press 18mm clear centre some with red ECM text, some with blue ECM text, will have manufacturer(s) on disc
5. 1998?+ pressings 25mm clear centre with blue ECM text

Notes:
Original 1st press ECM CD issues started in late 1983, and the style of disc pressing "silver to centre" flat discs (with no stacking ring) continued to 1993. There may well be pressing variations within that period that we don't know about.
blue ECM logo discs were first introduced to celebrate ECM's 25th anniversary with a selection of top selling titles at a special price, after which all new pressings had the blue logo.

All ECM CDs have barcodes

A lot of disc type rules 1-5 apply to other German Polygram/Phonogram/Universal labels
This was compiled with reference to: http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/52151a169469733cfcfbaa25
Please post any updates/corrections there, or pm me: ultimathulerecords