CHrIS PoTTER & ArI HOeNIG | live at Sunside Club paris


Chris Potter (piano and sax) Ari Hoenig (drums)





BJÖRN MEYER » Provenance


There is a distinguished tradition of solo bass albums on ECM, but Provenance is the first to be devoted to the electric bass guitar. Björn Meyer, Swedish-born and Swiss-based, has shaped a unique voice for his instrument inside the most diverse contexts, working alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi, Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin, and Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. For a decade he was a member of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, in which his bass guitar was frequently the lead instrument. His solo work is concerned with the experience of sound in acoustic spaces: “Even though the instrument is technically non-acoustic, the music is deeply influenced by the properties of the space where it is played. The many different ways in which acoustics affect my compositions and improvisations have always been sources of surprise and inspiration. There is definitely a second member in this solo project – the room!” The participating room on Provenance is the highly responsive Auditorio Stello Molo RSI in Lugano, its rich acoustics helping to bring out all the fine detail in Meyer’s subtle playing.

ECM records


Björn Meyer   6-String Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass Guitar


CHRISTIAN SCOTT » Sunrise In Beijing » New Morning – Paris


GREGORY PORTER » Illusion & 1960 What” – Jazz à Vienne 2012

Grégory PORTER (vocals)
Chip CRAWFORD (piano – keys)
Aaron JAMES (doublebass)
Emmanuel HAROLD (drums)
Yosuke SATO (saxophone)

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE’s NEW JAWN » XVII International Festival Triumph of Jazz – Moscow

Christian McBride (bass)
Josh Evans (trumpet)
Marcus Strickland (tenor saxophone)
Nasheet Waits (drums)

CHRIS POTTER: “The Wheel” – New Morning Paris

Chris Potter (saxophones) Adam Rogers (guitar), Nate Smith (drums) and Fima Ephron (bass)