News hit this summer that drummer par excellence, Manu Katché, was leaving his Münich-based record label ECM of 10 years for ACT Music, another Münich-based record label. The debut album was recorded live at the Paris jazz venue New Morning on 16 June 2014.
The change of labels is good news to the Spotify users who saw Katché’s input for ECM disappear as the German label pulled their entire catalogue from the streaming service late 2010.
The album features Italian Luca Aquino on trombone, Norwegian Tore Brunborg on sax and the Brit Jim Watson on keys.
Here’s “Beats and Bounce” from the album: