I can't be the only fan of ECM Records, can I? In case you are not familiar with the label, ECM stands for Edition of Contemporary Music and was founded by German musicians in the late 60's. It is now known for featuring some of the most talented writers in Jazz and Classical. Mostly all records consists of Solos, Duets, Trios and Quartets. Orchestral works are very rare. This is a very audiophile label with top of the line sound quality. Some records might not be easy to get into. A lot that's released by ECM is experimental, minimalistic or melancholic. Nevertheless, ECM consistently grabs a Record Label of the Year award by Down Beat, JazzWeek, Jazz Journalists Association or MIDEM. All the album arts are a bit too artistic for my taste. A lot of black and white photography with high noise or motion blur, emptiness, desaturated colors, etc. ECM does not partake in any streaming services and I doubt that will change anytime soon. The customer base is very loyal and I am more and more growing into it as well. The New Series (not so new anymore, actually) handles the more Classical records, the traditional ECM is the Jazz category, although I am sure ECM does not want me to simply categorize any record as Jazz or Classical as all genres blend in the true form of expressionistic music. Some of the most famous artists are probably Keith Jarrett (pianist) and Jan Garbarek (saxophonist). I hope this thread can serve as a meeting point for connoisseurs of sophisticated music ;-) and audiophiles alike. What are your favorite albums that you want to share?