The ECM Sound -- Discussion in two Parts
1. I was talking to my Pops yesterday about the Keith Jarret box set on ECM that I finally picked up, and his comments were that "ECM had the best sound recording and engineering. I'd never heard recorded sound like that before ECM." Personally, I 've always found the ECM sound to be harsh and too treblelly (too much treble.) Even all those records that are supposed to be warm, leave me cold. Thoughts, coments??2. After a next level lesson by the one who goes by Hc***k who doesn't buy ECM because he is a "jazz snob," I've been rethinking my stance on ECM's catalogue. It's easy to assume they are on some next level shit based on their far out desings, Terje Rypdal, various memebers of the Bitches Brew gang, solo concept albums etc. But, was ECM faking the funk? Was their music high-end/avante jazz or just high-end/avante NewAge? Or something different altogether. (Please omit Stanely Cowell from this discussion, unless you wanna take a shot at him.) Thoughts, comments??