Sunday, March 5, 2017

John Taylor, Norma Winston, & Kenny Wheeler - Azimuth (1977)


Glorious ambient jazz from keyboardist John Taylor, trumpeter/flugelhorn-player Kenny Wheeler, and vocalist Norma Winstone. Lush, enveloping, transportive sounds. One of my top 10 favorite ECM records, for sure.

Track listing:
1. Sirens' Song
2. O
3. Azimuth
4. The Tunnel
5. Greek Triangle
6. Jacob

Traveling forever in the dark
Darkness into blackness
Then back
It's always black


More along these lines:
Eberhard Weber -
Fluid Rustle (1979)
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays -
As Falls Wichita, So Falls
Wichita Falls
(1982)

8 comments:

  1. Wow this is classic ECM! Innovative and accessible music but def out of the syrupy landscape of George Benson's and Spyro Gyra's! The released one in a trilogy of early releases with Ralph Towner. All three of this projects early releases are equally beautiful the later stuff doesnt apply!

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  2. Amazing Album. Norma Winstone, a voice like no other... THANKS

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  3. Thank you for this and the Pat Metheny. You've got to give ECM credit for being mostly about the art.

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  4. ...and your top 10 ECM records are?

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  5. This. Rules.
    Thanks.

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  6. really enjoyed this, thanks :)

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