MIX NO. 23: Touchstones

In keeping with the spirit of the ECM Records’ “Touchstones” releases, it has been a pleasure to put together an ECM playlist, featuring some of my own personal favourites from the last 50 years. Some, but not all of the tunes I’ve chosen, are featured on the “Touchstones” reissues. I hope they bring back fond memories or ignite a new flame or two for you, just as they have done, and continue to do so for me. Mike Gates

Stephen Micus – The Western Gate (from ‘White Night’ 2019)
Arild Andersen – A Song I Used To Play (from ‘If you Look Far Enough’ 1992)
Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matt Garrison – Alabama (from ‘In Movement’ 2016)
Charles Lloyd – The Blessing (from ‘The Call’ 1993)
Keith Jarrett – Dedicated To You (from Standards in Norway 1989)
Tomasz Stańko – Morning Heavy Song (from ‘Bosonossa And Other Ballads’ 1993)
Pat Metheny – Unquity Road (from ‘Bright Size Life’ 1976)
Anouar Brahem / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates – La Nuit (from ‘Blue Maqams’ 2017)
Paul Motian ‎- Cathedral Song (from ‘Lost In A Dream’ 2010)
Charlie Haden / Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti ‎– Folk Songs (from ‘Folk Songs’ 1981)
Kenny Wheeler – Foxy Trot (from ‘Double, Double You’ 1983)
Jan Garbarek Quartet – Beast of Kommodo (from ‘Africa Pepperbird’ 1970)
Terje Rypdal – Transition (from ‘Chaser’ 1985)
Bobo Stenson – Send In The Clowns (from ‘Goodbye’ 2005)
Espin Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard – 1974 (from ‘Perfectly Unhappy’ 2018)
Steve Kuhn Trio with Joe Lovano – Song of Praise (from ‘Mostly Coltrane’ 2009)
Jan Garbarek / Keith Jarrett / Palle Danielsson / Jon Christensen – ‘Long As You Know You’re Living Yours (from ‘Belonging’ 1974)
Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet – Witchi Tai To (from ‘Witchi-Tai-To’ 1973)
Zakir Hussain – Sabah (from ‘Making Music’ 1987)
Pat Metheny – Every Day (I Thank You) (from ‘80/81’ 1980)

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