Monthly Archives: May 2010

June 9, 1972 concert with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian available for streaming

France Musique recently broadcast the complete recording of a concert recorded on June 9, 1972 at the Studio 104 de la Maison de Radio France in Paris, with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian (more than two hours of music!). This concert is currently (and officially) available for streaming on the France Musique website (I don’t know how many days or weeks it will remain available, though).

“Jasmine” available directly from ECM Records

This is probably not news to those of you who are familiar with ECM Records, but “Jasmine” can be ordered directly from Excerpt from their FAQ:

“You are on the web site of ECM Records in Munich, the only address that can supply a fully comprehensive stock of currently available ECM, ECM New Series, Japo, Watt, XtraWatt, JCOA and Carmo titles.

To order, click on the “Order” link on the catalogue page of the CD you’d like to buy.

If you prefer, you can find “brick and mortar” retailers via our distributors worldwide. Visit their web sites or email them for information about local purchasing options.”

Thanks to Jon for reminding me this!

You can also find a list of “digital platforms and portals” in their FAQ. “Of these services, HDtracks and Qobuz offer ECM music in ‘lossless’ formats.” “Jasmine” is already available from Qobuz, for example (320 kbps MP3s, lossless 16-bit / 44.1 KHz, and high-definition 24-bit / 44.1 KHz).

Update (May 15, 2010). According to ECM Records USA, Amazon and iTunes are the “recommended” online stores to pre-order “Jasmine” in the US, not

“Une semaine avec Keith Jarrett” on France Musique

France Musique will dedicate one week to Keith Jarrett, starting Monday, May 3, 2010, at the occasion of the release of the Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden duo album “Jasmine” (ECM 2165).

An exclusive interview conducted by Alex Dutilh will be broadcast, as well as concerts recorded by France Musique (Paris, June 9, 1972, with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, among others).

“Cet entretien inédit sert de fil conducteur à une nuit conçue comme une quête de soi, où des concerts enregistrés par France Musique (notamment le trio de 1972 à la Maison de Radio France avec Charlie Haden et Paul Moian) alterneront avec ses plus belles pages discographiques.”

Thanks to for the information!