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ECM :rarum series discography

This is a discography of the :rarum series of compilations released by ECM from 2002 onwards. The music on each compilation was selected by the featured musician. Two :rarum box sets have also been released each collected together a number of the individual :rarum albums.

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Main ECM album series:
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Compilation series:
ECM Works series | ECM :rarum series | ECM Old & New Masters editions | ECM promotional samplers |

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ECM :rarum compilations

Selected Recordings, Keith Jarrett, 2002, ECM :rarum I

Tracks : Book Of Ways 18, Book Of Ways 12, Book Of Ways 14, Heartland, Spirits 16, Spirits 20, Spirits 2, Spirits 13, Spirits 25, Spheres (7th Movement), The Windup, 'Long As You Know You're Living Yours, My Song, The Journey Home, Recitative, Americana, Invocations (First, Solo Voice), Invocations (Fifth, Recognition), Munich, Part IV, Late Night Willie, The Cure, Bob-Be, No Lonely Nights, Hymn Of Remembrance

A double CD of tracks recorded between 1974 and 1998. Musicians involved are Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson, Gary Peacock, Jon Christensen, Jack DeJohnette

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Selected Recordings, Jan Garbarek, 2002, ECM :rarum II

Tracks : Skrik & Hyl, Viddene, Iskirken, Lillekort, The Path, It's Ok To Listen To The Gray Voice, All Those Born With Wings, 3rd Piece, Its Name Is Secret Road, Aichuri, The Song Man, Molde Canticle, Part 1, Raga I, Twelve Moons, Red Wind, Windsong, Belonging, Oceanus, My Song, Sunshine Song, Cego Aderaldo, Song For Everyone, Rosensfole, Star, Joron, Parce Mihi Domine

A double CD of recordings made between 1974 and 1996 and released on albums by Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Keith Jarrett, Ralph Towner, Shankar, Miroslav Vitous and others.

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Selected Recordings, Chick Corea, 2002, ECM :rarum III

Tracks : Sometime Ago, La Fiesta, Desert Air, What Game Shall We Play Today, Tweak, Mirror, Mirror, Trio Improvisation 1, Trio Improvisation 3, Rhythm-A-Ning, Eronel, Think Of One, I Hear A Rhapsody, Summer Night - Night And Day

A single CD of tracks recorded between 1972 and 1984 by Return To Forever, the Chick Corea/Gary Burton duo, and the Chick Corea/Miroslav Vitous/Roy Haynes trio.

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Selected Recordings, Gary Burton, 2002, ECM :rarum IV

Tracks : Four Or Less, The Colours Of Chloë, Dreams So Real, Ictus - Syndrome - Wrong Key Donkey, B & G (Midwestern Nights Dream), Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love, Syndrome, Ladies In Mercedes, La Divetta

A single CD of tracks recorded between 1973 and 1986 by various Gary Burton quartets and quintets.

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Selected Recordings, Bill Frisell, 2002, ECM :rarum V

Tracks : Mandeville, Introduction, India, Singsong, In Line, Resistor, Music I Heard, Tone, Lonesome, Alien Prints (For D. Sharpe), Hangdog, Kind Of Gentle, Closer, Sub Rosa (Dedicated To Bill Frisell)

A single CD of tracks recorded by Bill Fisell groups and by groups led by Paul Motian, Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley and Gavin Bryars.

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Selected Recordings, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 2002, ECM :rarum VI

Tracks : Charlie M, Magg Zelma, Rios Negroes, Folkus, Nine To Get Ready, Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi, Odwalla / Theme, Nice Guys

Tracks by the Art Ensemble of Chicago plus a Lester Bowie track, and a track by Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory.

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Selected Recordings, Terje Rypdal, 2002, ECM :rarum VII

Tracks : Silver Bird Is Heading For The Sun, Transition, Waves, The Curse, Double Concerto, Over Birkerot, I Disremember Quite Well, The Return Of Per Ulv, Tough Enough, Ørnen, The Hunt, Chaser, Mystery Man

Tracks recorded between 1971 and 1998.

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Selected Recordings, Bobo Stenson, 2002, ECM :rarum VIII

Tracks : East Print, Svevende, What Reason Could I Give, Oleo De Mujer Con Sombrero, Fader V (Father World), Song, Morning Heavy Song, Golden Rain, Witchi-Tai-To, Reflections In D, Untitled, Little Peace, Ahayu-Da (Conclusion)

Tracks recorded between 1971 and 1999 selected from albums by Bobo Stenson and albums with Jan Garbarek, Charles Lloyd, Tomasz Stanko and Don Cherry.

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Selected Recordings, Pat Metheny, 2004, ECM :rarum IX

Tracks : Bright Size Life, Phase Dance, New Chautauqua, Airstream, Every Day (I Thank You), It's For You, Are You Going With Me?, The First Circle, Lonely Woman

Tracks taken from Pat Metheny albums recorded between 1975 and 1984.

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Selected Recordings, Dave Holland, 2004, ECM :rarum X

Tracks : How's Never, You I Love, Inception, The Balance, Equality, Nemesis, Shifting Sands, Four Winds, Prime Directive, Homecoming, Conference Of The Birds

Tracks taken from albums by the Dave Holland Quintet, Dave Holland Trio and by the Gateway trio.

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Selected Recordings, Egberto Gismonti, 2004, ECM :rarum XI

Tracks : Ensaio De Escola De Samba (Dança Dos Escravos), Kalimba (Lua Cheia), Cavaquinho, Bianca, Dança No.1, 10 Anos, Lundu (Azul), Frevo, Selva Amazonica - Pau Rolou

Tracks recorded between 1977 and 1995.

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Selected Recordings, Jack DeJohnette, 2004, ECM :rarum XII

Tracks : Third World Anthem, Jack In, Feebles, Fables And Ferns, Overture / Communion, How's Never, Silver Hollow, Picture 5, Picture 6

Tracks taken from Jack DeJohnette albums recorded between 1971 and 1997.

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Selected Recordings, John Surman, 2004, ECM :rarum XIII

Tracks : Druid's Circle, Number Six, Portrait Of A Romantic, Ogeda, Returning Exile, Edges Of Illusion, Buccaneers, Snooper, Mountainscape VIII, Figfoot, Piperspool, Stone Flower

Tracks recorded between 1977 and 1999 taken from John Surman solo and collaborative albums and albums by Miroslav Vitous and Barre Phillips.

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Selected Recordings, John Abercrombie, 2004, ECM :rarum XIV

Tracks : Timeless, Sorcery I, Avenue, Memoir, Stray, Big Music, Ma Belle Hélène, Carol's Carols, Homecoming, Convolution

Tracks recorded between 1974 and 2000 taken from albums by John Abercrombie, Ralph Towner & John Abercrombie, Gateway and Kenny Wheeler.

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Selected Recordings, Carla Bley, 2004, ECM :rarum XV

Tracks : Baseball, Major, End Of Vienna, Chicken, On The Stage In Cages, Fleur Carnivore, More Brahms, Walking Batteriewoman, Silence, Why, Ictus

Music recorded between 1961 and 1999 by various Carla Bley groups and by Jimmy Giuffre, the Jazz Composer's Orchestra and the Liberation Music Orchestra.

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Selected Recordings, Paul Motian, 2004, ECM :rarum XVI

Tracks : One In Four, Conception Vessel, Dance, Asia, Folk Song For Rosie, Abacus, It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago, Fantasm, Mandeville

Tracks recorded between 1972 and 1985 taken from albums by Paul Motian, Paul Bley and keith Jarrett.

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Selected Recordings, Tomasz Stanko, 2004, ECM :rarum XVII

Tracks : Tales For A Girl, 12, Pantronic, Cain's Brand, Tale, Moor, Die Weisheit Von Le Comte Lautréamont, Morning Heavy Song, Quintet's Time, Sleep Safe And Warm, Litania, Together, Balladyna

Tracks mainly taken from Tomasz Stanko albums recorded between 1975 and 1998. Also includes tracks from Gary Peacock and Edward Vesala albums.

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Selected Recordings, Eberhard Weber, 2004, ECM :rarum XVIII

Tracks : Nimbus, The Whopper, Oasis, Silent Feet, Fluid Rustle, Maurizius, Gesture, Closing Scene, Her Wild Ways, French Diary

Tracks taken from albums by Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny and Jan Garbarek.

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Selected Recordings, Arild Andersen, 2004, ECM :rarum XIX

Tracks : Vanilje, Svev, The Island, 305 W 18 St, For All We Know, The Sword Under His Wings, Shorts, Gardsjenta Masqualero, Sagn, She's Gone, Printer, A Song I Used To Play, Sole

A collection of recordings made between 1975 and 1999.

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Selected Recordings, Jon Christensen, 2004, ECM :rarum XX

Tracks : Personal Mountains, Piscean Dance, Per Ulv, Tutte, Oceanus, War Orphans, My Song, Glacial Reconstruction, The Windup

A collection of recordings made between 1974 and 1997 with Christensen playing on albums by Keith Jarrett, Ralph Towner, Terje Rypdal, Masqualero and Bobo Stenson.

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ECM :rarum box sets

Selected Recordings, I-VIII, 2002, ECM :rarum

A 10 CD box set that collects together releases I to VIII of the :rarum series of compilations. Comprises double CD collections by Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek and single CD collections by Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Terje Rypdal and Bobo Stenson.

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Selected Recordings, IX-XX, 2008, ECM :rarum

A 12 CD box set that collects together releases IX to XX of the :rarum series of compilations. Comprises single CD collections by Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Egberto Gismonti, Jack DeJohnette, John Surman, John Abercrombie, Carla Bley, Paul Motian, Tomasz Stanko, Eberhard Weber, Arild Andersen, and Jon Christensen.

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Last updated November 2014