The New York Times has an article out today about pioneering German Jazz and classical label ECM. ECM, which stands for Edition of Contemporary Music, was founded in 1969 and featured early releases by avant garde Jazz artists including Keith Jarrett. As the label matured, its roster grew to include international Jazz notables like Pat Methany and Chick Corea. ECM was notable for its approach towards the music business; it gave artists incredible creative freedom, and also took the aesthetics of packaging very seriously. Check out the article here.