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ECM jazz **in THIS economy**????

Thoughts/favs/recs/burps? Not a strand of jazz I've explored particularly deeply or that I care for in its entirety, *but* the top 10% or so has me asking all sorts of questions. The genre's dual capacity for utter tedium and breathlessly exotic atmospheres is I guess an intrigue and and of itself. List is my top 5 at the time of posting.
1Keith Jarrett
The Survivor's Suite


There are two ECMs for me, namely:
1) jazz's incense-compatible correlate to New Age, full of suspenseful intervals, delicate arrangements and rich mystique, and
2) a deadeningly consonant soundtrack to living room tedium that is ig synonymous with the boring side of Scandi jazz.

Don't think I could find another record that spotlights everything attractive about the former camp (even if it comes with moments of overlap of ye olde experimental + free jazz) and entirely shirks the latter
2Marilyn Mazur
All the Birds: Reflecting / Adventurous

Mainly here for disc 1, but jfc the keepers there are impeccable
3Ralph Towner

Now *this* is good jazz guitar. Gorgeous 12-string mastery, some amazing moments here. Not an amplifier in sight and all the better for it
4Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet

Unfortunate sax tone, otherwise glorious record
5Kenny Wheeler
Gnu High

New discovery, incredibly classy performances from Wheeler (trumpet) and Keith Jarrett here, will be returning soon and often
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