Other Places: Manfred Eicher And ECM

Manfred Eicher has been successful with his ECM label not by constantly taking the pulse of the public and the record industry but by recording music he likes. That is an oversimplification, but not much of one. In the British newspaper The Guardian, Richard Williams has a piece about Eicher and his 40 years at the helm of the company he founded. Near the top of the article, he writes: To its many admirers, ECM stands for a certain meditative, introspective approach to playing and listening. Its … [Read more...]