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 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 and 1443 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
Sites:
[l6785]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
20MJ 9035 Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9035 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
20MJ 9037 Paul Bley Open, To Love(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 20MJ 9037 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20MJ 9039 Art Lande Rubisa Patrol(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 20MJ 9039 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20MJ 9041 Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9041 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
20MJ 9043 John Surman Upon Reflection(LP, Album) ECM Records 20MJ 9043 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25MJ 3288 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 John Surman Such Winters Of Memory(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3290 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3291 Gary Burton / Chick Corea Lyric Suite For Sextet(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3291 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3292 Charlie Haden / Carla Bley Charlie Haden / Carla Bley - The Ballad Of The Fallen(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3292 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3293 Oregon Oregon(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3293 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3307 Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(LP, Album, Promo) ECM Records 25MJ 3307 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25MJ 3311 Keith Jarrett The Celestial Hawk - For Orchestra, Percussion And Piano(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3311 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ3314 Pat Metheny New Chautauqua(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 25MJ3314 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3333 Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition Tin Can Alley(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3333 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ 3351 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
25MJ3370 Chick Corea Children's Songs(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ3370 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25MJ 3374 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 3434 Pat Metheny Group First Circle (Album) 25MJ 3434 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3435 Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition Album Album(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 25MJ 3435 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3437 Carla Bley Live!(LP, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 25MJ 3437 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3440 Carla Bley Social Studies(LP, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 25MJ 3440 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25MJ 3461 The Art Ensemble Of Chicago The Third Decade(LP) ECM Records 25MJ 3461 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3467 Chick Corea, Steve Kujala Chick Corea, Steve Kujala - Voyage(LP, Album, Whi) ECM Records 25MJ 3467 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3468 Gary Burton Quartet Real Life Hits(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3468 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3475 Keith Jarrett Standards, Vol. 2(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3475 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3478 John Surman Withholding Pattern(LP, Album) ECM Records 25MJ 3478 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25MJ 3492 Dave Holland Quintet Seeds Of Time(LP, Album, Promo) ECM Records 25MJ 3492 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28MJ 3513 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Nice Guys(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records 28MJ 3513 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
31C 164 65055/6 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
38MJ 3324 Lester Bowie All The Magic!(2xLP, Album) ECM Records 38MJ 3324 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38MJ 3297/8 Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert(2xLP, Album, Gat) ECM Records 38MJ 3297/8 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38MJ 3338/39 Pat Metheny Group Travels(2xLP, Album) ECM Records 38MJ 3338/39 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
1060 ST Ralph Towner Solstice(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 1060 ST Spain 1979 Sell This Version
1129 Steve Reich Music For 18 Musicians (CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM New Series 1129 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1216-2 Pat Metheny Group Offramp (Album) 1216-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1262 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(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1262 US 1984 Sell This Version
1277 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 Shankar / Caroline (2) Shankar / Caroline (2) - The Epidemics(CD, Album, RP) ECM Records, ECM Records 1308 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
1320 Paul Bley Fragments(LP, Album, TP) ECM Records 1320 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1358 Stephan Micus Twilight Fields(LP, Album) ECM Records 1358 US 1988 Sell This Version
1666 Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette Tokyo '96(CD, Album) ECM Records 1666 US 1998 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
3454 Keith Jarrett Inédits Salle Pleyel Paris 1992(CD, Single, Ltd) ECM Records 3454 France 1996 Sell This Version
47.48 Pat Metheny Two Folksongs 1st(7", Single) ECM Records 47.48 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1-1158 Bill Connors Swimming With A Hole In My Body(LP, Album) 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 Jan Garbarek Selected Recordings(2xCD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 165-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 168-2 Keith Jarrett Selected Recordings(2xCD, Comp) ECM Records 014 168-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 195-2 Gary Burton Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 195-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 196-2 The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 196-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 198-2 Bill Frisell Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 198-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 199-2 Egberto Gismonti Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 199-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
014 200-2 Chick Corea Selected Recordings (Comp) 014 200-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 201-2 Terje Rypdal Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 201-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
014 204-2 Paul Motian Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 204-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
014 205-2 Jack DeJohnette Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 205-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
014 206-2 Dave Holland Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 206-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
014 209-2 Tomasz Stanko* Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 209-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
014 214-2 Bobo Stenson Selected Recordings(CD, Comp) ECM Records 014 214-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
017 753-2 Various Selected Recordings I-VIII(10xCD, Comp, RM + Box) ECM Records 017 753-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
25001-1 Dave Holland Quintet Jumpin' In(LP) ECM Records 25001-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
25 008-2 Pat Metheny Group First Circle(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records 25 008-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
25010-1 Jack Dejohnette's Special Edition Album Album(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records 25010-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
25041-4 Keith Jarrett Trio Standards Live(Cass, Album, Dol) ECM Records, ECM Records 25041-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
27 690-7 Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert(2xLP, Album, RE, Clu) ECM Records 27 690-7 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
34 707 0 Chick Corea Return To Forever(LP, Album) ECM Records 34 707 0 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
038 602-2 Various Eternity And A Year(2xCD, Comp) ECM Records 038 602-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
56.008 Chick Corea / David Holland* / Barry Altschul Chick Corea / David Holland* / Barry Altschul - A. R. C.(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 56.008 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
58.000 Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette - Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.000 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
58007 Chick Corea Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 58007 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
58.010 Codona Codona(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.010 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
58.015 Nana Vasconcelos* Saudades(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.015 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
58.020 George Adams Sound Suggestions(LP, Album, Ltd) ECM Records 58.020 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
58021 Gary Burton Times Square(LP, Album) ECM Records 58021 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
58.022 Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Gomez, John Abercrombie, Lester Bowie Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Gomez, John Abercrombie, Lester Bowie - New Directions(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.022 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
58.024 Steve Reich Music For 18 Musicians(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 58.024 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
58.027 The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber - Ring(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.027 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
58.032 Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti - Magico(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.032 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
58041 Codona Codona 2(LP, Album) ECM Records 58041 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
58042 Barre Phillips, Aina Kemanis, John Surman, Hervé Bourde, Claudia Phillips, Pierre Favre Barre Phillips, Aina Kemanis, John Surman, Hervé Bourde, Claudia Phillips, Pierre Favre - Music By ...(LP, Album) ECM Records 58042 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
58.044 Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.044 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
58.046 Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition Tin Can Alley(LP, Album) ECM Records 58.046 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
066 598-2 Arild Andersen Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 066 598-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
067 791-2 The Carla Bley Big Band Looking For America(CD, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 067 791-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
067 792-2 Steve Swallow Damaged In Transit(CD, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 067 792-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
11-0054 Eberhard Weber The Following Morning(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records 11-0054 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1-25002 Steve Tibbetts Safe Journey(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1-25002 US 1984 Sell This Version
1-25007 Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette - Changes(LP, Album) ECM Records, Warner Bros. Records, ECM Records 1-25007 US 1984 Sell This Version
1-25013 Chick Corea, Steve Kujala Chick Corea, Steve Kujala - Voyage(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1-25013 US 1985 Sell This Version
1-25022 David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays (Album) 1-25022 US 1985 Sell This Version
1-25032 Dave Holland Quintet Seeds Of Time(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records 1-25032 US 1985 Sell This Version
1-25036 Carla Bley Night-glo(LP, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 1-25036 US 1985 Sell This Version
1-25038 Ralph Towner, Gary Burton Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Slide Show(LP, Album) ECM Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25038 US 1986 Sell This Version
125039 Shankar & Caroline (2) Shankar & Caroline (2) - The Epidemics (Album) 125039 US 1986 Sell This Version
1-25040 Marc Johnson (2) Bass Desires(LP, Album) ECM Records 1-25040 US 1986 Sell This Version
1-25041 Keith Jarrett Trio Standards Live(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1-25041 US 1986 Sell This Version
1-25042 Dino Saluzzi Once Upon A Time - Far Away In The South(LP, Album) ECM Records 1-25042 US 1986 Sell This Version
1-25044 John Abercrombie, Marc Johnson (2), Peter Erskine John Abercrombie, Marc Johnson (2), Peter Erskine - Current Events(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records 1-25044 US 1986 Sell This Version
159 547-2 Carla Bley 4X4(CD, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 159 547-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
23786-1 E Michael Mantler Something There(LP, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records 23786-1 E US 1982 Sell This Version

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November 9, 2015
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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

October 4, 2013
edited over 2 years 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 CD's 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