ECM records, long a streaming naysayer, has launched an iTunes Radio station. ECM Records Radio plays a selection of music “from recently released and up and coming albums,” according to a tweet from ECM. (I can’t find any other official announcement, such as a press release.)
In initial listens, the music I’ve heard is neither recently released nor up and coming, but rather tracks from ECM’s excellent collection of jazz and world music. Many of the tracks played are quite long, more than ten minutes, and one of them, Selva Amazonica – Pau Roulo, by Egberto Gismonti, was more than 20 minutes long.
I’ve always appreciated the eclectic music on ECM, but never had the time to explore much of their content. This is a good way to discover what this great record label has in its catalogue.