Edition of Contemporary Music

A work in progress . . .

As the ECM label currently enjoys commercial success and produces new releases every month, these pages are necessarily incomplete. This is an attempt to document all that this label has produced since it was started in 1969 by Manfred Eicher.

The discography database includes all known releases on ECM and associated labels.


There are over one thousand releases on the main ECM label from the years 1969 to 2011.
You may search the database for Artists, Titles, or Recording dates and places.
A special checklist page is also available for collectors.

JAPO The JAPO label released forty-one titles between 1969 and about 1984. Most are out of print. All are listed here.
WATT The WATT label is produced by Carla Bley and Michael Mantler and is distributed by ECM.
Over forty titles have been released on the JCOA, WATT, and XtraWATT labels.
Cover art Some ECM titles have appeared with alternate covers.
Out of print Here is a complete list of out-of-print titles on the ECM and JAPO labels, with personnel listings and recording dates.

Direct Connections

Here are links to the web sites of a few ECM artists:
Paul Bley Peter Erskine Paul Giger Heiner Goebbels
Herbert Henck Dave Holland Michael Mantler Rosamunde Quartet

For more links to artists' pages, click here.

Thanks to Will Haight, Dan Kurdilla, Christophe Pical, Thomas E. Smith, Dajuin Yao for their help in compiling these pages.

Contributions to this site are always welcome.

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