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:
-The first German LP new release with Labelcode was Terje Rypdal - After The Rain issued in December 1976.
-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.
Label Code introduced mid 1976, first known LP: Barre Philips - Mountainscapes ECM 1076
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 
LP 1001/2 (2641 801) The Jazz Composer's Orchestra  album cover The Jazz Composer's Orchestra The Jazz Composer's Orchestra(2xLP, Album, Gat) JCOA Records LP 1001/2 (2641 801) Germany 1968 Sell This Version
CF 1004 Marion Brown Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun(Cass, Album) ECM Records, Polydor CF 1004 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1001 Free At Last  album cover Mal Waldron Trio Free At Last (Album) ECM 1001 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1002 Just Music  album cover Just Music Just Music (Album) ECM 1002 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1002 ST Just Music  album cover Just Music Just Music(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM 1002 ST Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1003 Paul Bley With Gary Peacock  album cover Paul Bley With Gary Peacock Paul Bley With Gary Peacock - Paul Bley With Gary Peacock (Album) ECM 1003 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1004 Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun  album cover Marion Brown Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun (Album) ECM 1004 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1004 ST Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun  album cover Marion Brown Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun (Album) ECM 1004 ST Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1005 The Music Improvisation Company  album cover The Music Improvisation Company The Music Improvisation Company (Album) ECM 1005 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1006 Output  album cover Wolfgang Dauner Output (Album) ECM 1006 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1007 Afric Pepperbird  album cover Jan Garbarek Quartet Afric Pepperbird (Album) ECM 1007 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1008 ST Girl From Martinique  album cover Robin Kenyatta Girl From Martinique (Album) ECM 1008 ST Germany 1970 Sell This Version
SMJX-10098 Free At Last  album cover Mal Waldron Trio Free At Last (Album) SMJX-10098 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1009 ST A.R.C.  album cover Chick Corea, David Holland*, Barry Altschul Chick Corea, David Holland*, Barry Altschul - A.R.C. (Album) ECM 1009 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1010 Ballads  album cover Paul Bley Ballads (Album) ECM 1010 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1011 ST Music From Two Basses  album cover David Holland* / Barre Phillips David Holland* / Barre Phillips - Music From Two Basses(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM 1011 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1012 Underwear  album cover Bobo Stenson / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen Bobo Stenson / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen - Underwear(LP, Album, Promo) ECM Records, Trio Records ECM 1012 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1012 ST Underwear  album cover Bobo Stenson / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen Bobo Stenson / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen - Underwear (Album) ECM 1012 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1013 ST Improvisations For Cello And Guitar  album cover David Holland* / Derek Bailey David Holland* / Derek Bailey - Improvisations For Cello And Guitar (Album) ECM 1013 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1014 ST Piano Improvisations Vol. 1  album cover Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 1 (Album) ECM 1014 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1014 ST 2301014 Piano Improvisations Vol. 1  album cover Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 1(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM 1014 ST 2301014 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1015 ST Sart  album cover Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen - Sart (Album) ECM 1015 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1016 ST Terje Rypdal  album cover Terje Rypdal Terje Rypdal (Album) ECM 1016 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1-1014 Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1  album cover Chick Corea Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM 1-1014 US 1971 Sell This Version
MP 2192 A.R.C.  album cover Chick Corea Trio A.R.C.(LP, Album) Polydor MP 2192 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
PA-7070 Music From Two Basses  album cover David Holland* / Barre Phillips David Holland* / Barre Phillips - Music From Two Basses(LP, Album) ECM Records PA-7070 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
811 911 Return To Forever  album cover Chick Corea Return To Forever(LP, Album) ECM Records 811 911 France 1972 Sell This Version
3101 022 Chick Corea Return To Forever(Cass) ECM Records 3101 022 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
CF 1022 Return To Forever  album cover Chick Corea Return To Forever(Cass, Album) ECM Records CF 1022 US 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1017 Facing You  album cover Keith Jarrett Facing You (Album) ECM 1017 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1017 ST Facing You  album cover Keith Jarrett Facing You (Album) ECM 1017 ST Germany 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1020 ST Piano Improvisations Vol. 2  album cover Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 2 (Album) ECM 1020 ST Germany 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1022 ST Return To Forever  album cover Chick Corea Return To Forever (Album) ECM 1022 ST Germany 1972 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1017 Facing You  album cover Keith Jarrett Facing You (Album) ECM-1-1017 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1020 Piano Improvisations, Vol. 2  album cover Chick Corea Piano Improvisations, Vol. 2(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM-1-1020 US 1972 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1022 Return To Forever  album cover Chick Corea Return To Forever (Album) ECM-1-1022 US 1972 Sell This Version
ECM-2-1018 Paris - Concert  album cover Circle (5) Paris - Concert(2xLP, Album) ECM Records ECM-2-1018 US 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1018/19 ST Paris - Concert  album cover Circle (5) Paris - Concert (Album) ECM 1018/19 ST Germany 1972 Sell This Version
MP 2273 Return To Forever  album cover Chick Corea Return To Forever(LP, Album) Polydor MP 2273 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
SMJX-10139 Facing You  album cover Keith Jarrett Facing You (Album) SMJX-10139 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1021 Ruta And Daitya  album cover Keith Jarrett / Jack DeJohnette Keith Jarrett / Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya (Album) ECM 1021 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1021 ST Ruta And Daitya  album cover Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya (Album) ECM 1021 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1023 ST Open, To Love  album cover Paul Bley Open, To Love (Album) ECM 1023 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1024 Crystal Silence  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Crystal Silence (Album) ECM 1024 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1024 ST Crystal Silence  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Crystal Silence (Album) ECM 1024 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1025 ST Trios / Solos  album cover Ralph Towner With Glen Moore Ralph Towner With Glen Moore - Trios / Solos (Album) ECM 1025 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1026 ST Illusion Suite  album cover Stanley Cowell Trio Illusion Suite (Album) ECM 1026 ST US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1027 Conference Of The Birds  album cover David Holland Quartet Conference Of The Birds (Album) ECM 1027 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1027 ST Conference Of The Birds  album cover David Holland Quartet Conference Of The Birds (Album) ECM 1027 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1028 ST Conception Vessel  album cover Paul Motian Conception Vessel (Album) ECM 1028 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1029 ST Triptykon  album cover Jan Garbarek / Arild Andersen / Edward Vesala Jan Garbarek / Arild Andersen / Edward Vesala - Triptykon (Album) ECM 1029 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1030 ST The New Quartet  album cover Gary Burton The New Quartet (Album) ECM 1030 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1024-4 ST Crystal Silence  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Crystal Silence(Cass) ECM Records ECM 1024-4 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1021 Ruta And Daitya  album cover Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1021 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1023 Open, To Love  album cover Paul Bley Open, To Love(LP) ECM Records ECM-1-1023 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1024 Crystal Silence  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Crystal Silence(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1024 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1025 Trios / Solos  album cover Ralph Towner With Glen Moore Ralph Towner With Glen Moore - Trios / Solos(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1025 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1-1027 Conference Of The Birds  album cover David Holland Quartet - David Holland*, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul David Holland Quartet - David Holland*, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul - Conference Of The Birds(LP, Album) ECM Records, Warner Bros. Records ECM 1-1027 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1-1027 ST Conference Of The Birds  album cover David Holland Quartet - David Holland*, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul David Holland Quartet - David Holland*, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul - Conference Of The Birds(LP, Album) ECM Records, Warner Bros. Records ECM 1-1027 ST US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1028 Conception Vessel  album cover Paul Motian Conception Vessel (Album) ECM-1-1028 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1030 The New Quartet  album cover Gary Burton The New Quartet(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1030 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 3-1035 Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne  album cover Keith Jarrett Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne (Album) ECM 3-1035 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 1035-37 ST Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne  album cover Keith Jarrett Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne (Album) ECM 1035-37 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ECM 3-1035-37 ST Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne  album cover Keith Jarrett Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne ECM 3-1035-37 ST US 1973 Sell This Version
MP 2292 Piano Improvisations Vol. 2  album cover Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 2(LP, Album) Polydor MP 2292 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PA-7072 Ruta And Daitya  album cover Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette Keith JarrettJack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya(LP, Album) ECM Records PA-7072 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PA-7073 Open, To Love  album cover Paul Bley Open, To Love(LP, Album) ECM Records PA-7073 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PA-7074 Crystal Silence  album cover Gary Burton, Chick Corea* Crystal Silence(LP, Album) ECM Records PA-7074 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PA-7078 Conception Vessel  album cover Paul Motian Conception Vessel(LP, Album) ECM Records, Trio Records, ECM Records PA-7078 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PA-7079 Conference Of The Birds  album cover David Holland Quartet Conference Of The Birds(LP, Album) ECM Records PA-7079 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PA-7082 Illusion Suite  album cover Stanley Cowell Trio Illusion Suite(LP, Album) ECM Records PA-7082 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PA 3031~3 Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne  album cover Keith Jarrett Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne (Album) PA 3031~3 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PAP-9247 Crystal Silence  album cover Gary Burton / Chick Corea Crystal Silence(LP, Album) ECM Records PAP-9247 Japan 1973 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
CT-1-1032 Diary  album cover Ralph Towner Diary(Cass, Album) ECM Records CT-1-1032 US 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1031 What Comes After  album cover Terje Rypdal What Comes After (Album) ECM 1031 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1031 ST What Comes After  album cover Terje Rypdal What Comes After (Album) ECM 1031 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1032 ST Diary  album cover Ralph Towner Diary (Album) ECM 1032 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1038 ST Red Lanta  album cover Art Lande, Jan Garbarek Art Lande, Jan Garbarek - Red Lanta (Album) ECM 1038 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1039 ST Lookout Farm  album cover Dave Liebman* Lookout Farm (Album) ECM 1039 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1040 ST Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra  album cover Gary Burton Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra (Album) ECM 1040 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1041 ST Witchi-Tai-To  album cover Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet With Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet With Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen - Witchi-Tai-To (Album) ECM 1041 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1042 ST The Colours Of Chloë  album cover Eberhard Weber The Colours Of Chloë (Album) ECM 1042 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1043 The Jewel In The Lotus  album cover Bennie Maupin The Jewel In The Lotus (Album) ECM 1043 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1043 ST The Jewel In The Lotus  album cover Bennie Maupin The Jewel In The Lotus (Album) ECM 1043 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1044 Love, Love  album cover Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto* Love, Love (Album) ECM 1044 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1044 ST Love, Love  album cover Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto* Love, Love (Album) ECM 1044 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1045 ST Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away  album cover Terje Rypdal Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away (Album) ECM 1045 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1050 ST Belonging  album cover Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen - Belonging (Album) ECM 1050 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1051 Ring  album cover The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber - Ring (Album) ECM 1051 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1051 ST Ring  album cover The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber - Ring (Album) ECM 1051 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 3102 No Answer  album cover Michael Mantler No Answer(LP, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 3102 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1032 Diary  album cover Ralph Towner Diary(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1032 US 1974 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1038 Red Lanta  album cover Art Lande / Jan Garbarek Art Lande / Jan Garbarek - Red Lanta(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1038 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1041 Witchi-Tai-To  album cover Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet With Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet With Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen - Witchi-Tai-To(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1041 US 1974 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1043 The Jewel In The Lotus  album cover Bennie Maupin The Jewel In The Lotus(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1043 US 1974 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1051 Ring  album cover The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber The Gary Burton Quintet* with Eberhard Weber - Ring (Album) ECM-1-1051 US 1974 Sell This Version
ECM-2-1033 In The Light  album cover Keith Jarrett In The Light(2xLP, Album) ECM Records ECM-2-1033 US 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 1033/34 ST In The Light  album cover Keith Jarrett In The Light (Album) ECM 1033/34 ST Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ECM 6313 056 Belonging  album cover Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen - Belonging(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM 6313 056 France 1974 Sell This Version

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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