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Manfred Eicher of ECM Records

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 36 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian interviews Manfred Eicher, the founder and director of ECM Records. Topics discussed include the influence of ECM, its unique sound, and the work of its best known artists, including Keith Jarrett, Arvo Pärt, and Jan Garbarek. The advantages of certain recording techniques and venues are also mentioned. This Interview was recorded in June, 1985 in Munich Germany.

Musical Selections:  [excerpt from album "Facing You"] (1972) / Keith Jarrett -- Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten [excerpt] (1977) / Arvo Pärt -- Harmonium [excerpt] (1980-81) / John Adams -- Spheres [9th movement] (1976) / Keith Jarrett -- Mirrors [excerpt] (1975) / Keith Jarrett- [excerpt from album “Piano Harfe”] (1985) / Michael Fahres -- [excerpt from the album “Withholding Pattern”] (1985) / John Surman
Performers:  Keith Jarrett, piano (Facing You, Spheres, Mirrors)
Jan Garbarek, saxophone (Mirrors)
Michael Fahres, harp (Piano Harfe)
John Surman, (Withholding Pattern)
Genre:  Jazz
Subject:  Eicher, Manfred; ECM Records; Jazz; Piano music; String orchestra music; Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra; Organ music; Jazz trios with string orchestra; Harp and electronic music; Saxophone music; Record companies; Music trade; Sound recording industry; Sound -- Recording and reproducing
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Eicher, Manfred; Jarrett, Keith; Pärt, Arvo; Adams, John, 1947-; Garbarek, Jan, 1947-; Fahres, Michael; Surman, John
First Broadcast Date:  10/17/1985
 
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