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ECM :Rarum Selected Recordings Vol IX-XX [Box Set] [Box set]

Pat Metheny , Dave Holland , Egberto Gismondi , Jack DeJohnette , John Surman , et al. Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 April 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Ecm
  • ASIN: B00016POEA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 440,100 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Rarum Selected Recordings Vol 9-20 is a limited edition box collecting the 12 cds that follow the initial box set releases in Rarum, ECM's artist's choice anthology series. Those were by Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Terje Rypdal and Bobo Stenson. In this Box Set are sets by Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Paul Motian, Carla Bley, John Surman, Tomasz Stanko, Eberhard Weber, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Egberto Gismondi, John Abercrombie and Jack DeJohnette.
Each release is beautifully presented in a digipak with striking matt colours and includes archive photography, a personal statement by the musician and a discography. The anthologies have been remastered to 96khz/24-bit format. The Rarum project does not limit the musicians to selecting material from their own dates: They also have freedom to select recordings on which they appear as guests or sidemen. In following the series a sense of how bands were built--and reputations made--can be gained. Rarum is also a musical history lesson--the series will eventually expand to around 30 volumes, building up to a superlative library of jazz on ECM.
These are truly magnificent cds, each a masterpiece in its own right and each a historic document superbly recorded and presented. The most essential and most rewarding series in all of time so far.
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1.0 out of 5 stars 18$ WHERE? 30 Nov 2013
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This may have been 18$ but now 125GBP that $200
Despite the fantastic artists is it worth that for a rehash of old stuff ..NOT ENOUGH INFO
so its clearly a rip off ..cant believe ECM would do such a thing Disappointed
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5.0 out of 5 stars How could you turn down this deal? 29 Sep 2008
By Ryan Wepler - Published on Amazon.com
The deal offered for this set--12 discs of material for $18--caused me to break two deeply ingrained tendencies for music purchases. I rarely buy compilation cds, and I had never bought MP3s through online downloads (I like to have the disc and artwork, even though I usually listen to it on an iPod). I also think this is a savvy deal for ECM as well, as it will likely expose listeners to a broader range of their very diverse catalogue, allowing them to, in the end, sell more of their (typically very expensive) cds.

As this is over 14 hours of incredible music for an almost unbelievably low price, it is five stars all the way. There are a few small drawbacks to the set worth mentioning. First, it does not include absolutely ALL of the material from the Rarum cds (Egberto Gismonti's "Cavaquinho" and Carla Bley's "Ictus" are two songs available on the Rarum cds that are left off of the box set download), but NEARLY everything is there. Second, because most of these musicians worked on a lot of diverse projects, these aren't really cds made for listening to as cohesive collections of songs. The musical styles and setting change dramatically (and somewhat jarringly) from song to song. Nearly all of it is beautiful music, no doubt, but you never get the coherence you would expect from a single album.

One final thing to note is that a few of the musicians seem a bit obscure to me. Maybe they're more well known in Europe than in the US. I'm mystified as to why there are no Rarum collections for ECM all stars Kenny Wheeler and Paul Bley, as they seem significantly more prominent than, for example, Jon Christensen and Arild Andersen, though I enjoyed hearing their work as well.

If you've never downloaded music from amazon before (as I hadn't), it's very easy. Installing the downloader takes only a few seconds and after I purchased the music, my iTunes opened automatically and began importing the songs. It couldn't have been more convenient!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music and an UNBELIEVABLE deal 29 Aug 2009
By Bryan Case - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm not usually a sampler fan, but having recently delved deeper into jazz, I ran across this while I was looking for new artists to try. While some of this is older work (going back to the 1970's), it covers a broad range of years, styles, and artists. ECM/Rarum is all first rate, modern jazz. This is not second tier stuff. And to get 12 discs for only $18, unbelievable! Try looking up how much it costs to buy the CD version. I'll save you the trouble - it's $223. This is well worth a look.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i havent even started to digest this. 2 Sep 2008
By JR Ewing - Published on Amazon.com
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this was a hell of a deal, a big money saver. a lot of these artists i am not familiar with.i am familiar with dave holland, paul motian, carla bley ,pat metheny, john abercrombie and others . i will update this at a later date. but if you like ecm records and their icey hot production. i cant imagine not liking this, wow that was a cheap price.12 discs for under 20 dollars, thats sick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A life of surprises 28 Jun 2009
By steven appler - Published on Amazon.com
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Whenever I take a long trip, I of course need to make a couple of cd's of road music. Having been especially busy and rushed, I ventured into the quick planning of a couple of road trip music purchases and stumbled upon this deal via a Pat Metheny search. 120 plus songs for less than two cds? How can this be? My work was done, and with a press of a button and about 25 minutes of download later, my road trip music to Maine was done. And what a surprise it was. So many artists I had never heard of, so much delightful music. If ECM's goal was to give their artists more exposure this has worked. I already plan to buy more by Eberhard Weber, which I would not have found otherwise, and as far as matching music to the landscape, EMC and Maine are cinematic. the best $20 I have spent in years. BUY IT NOW!!!! You will not be disappointed.
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