17 Sep 2013

Jan Garbarek - Part 3

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 17 September 2013
Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek Photo: CC BY-SA 3.0

When Jan Garbarek was in his early teens he heard saxophonist John Coltrane on the radio, an experience that was to shape his life from then on. He studied jazz albums and spent time in an Oslo jazz club, where his passion for the saxophone grew. Over a series of six programmes, presenter Norman Meehan describes how Garbarek moved from the free jazz he was immersed in in the 1960s, to develop a compositional voice based on melody and folk music. The Jan Garbarek Group has been around since the 1970’s but Garbarek has never restricted himself to just one style of music. He has collaborated with a huge range of artists and leant his distinctive tone to a variety of performances, from more traditional jazz to his highly successful recordings with the Hilliard Ensemble.

Music Details:

GARBAREK: Molde Canticle, Pt 1 - Jan Garbarek (sax), Rainer Brüninghaus (pno), Eberhard Weber (dbass), Nana Vasconcelos (perc), Manu Katché (drms) (ECM 1419)
GARBAREK: Entering - Jan Garbarek (sax), Bill Connors (gtr), John Taylor (org, pno), Jack Dejohnette (drms) (ECM 1118)
GARBAREK: White Cloud - Jan Garbarek (sax), Bill Connors (gtr), John Taylor (pno), Eberhard Weber (dbass), Jon Christensen (drms) (ECM 1135)
GARBAREK: To B.E. - Jan Garbarek (sax,fl,perc), Bill Frisell (gtr), Eberhard Weber (dbass), Jon Christensen (drms) (ECM 1223)
GARBAREK: Footprints - Jan Garbarek (sax,fl,perc), Bill Frisell (gtr), Eberhard Weber (dbass), Jon Christensen (drms) (ECM 1223)
GARBAREK: Mission: To be where I am - Jan Garbarek Group (ECM 1294)
GARBAREK: Molde Canticle, Pt 2 - Jan Garbarek (sax), Rainer Brüninghaus (pno), Eberhard Weber (dbass), Nana Vasconcelos (perc), Manu Katché (drms) (ECM 1419)
GARBAREK: There were Swallows - Jan Garbarek (sax), Rainer Brüninghaus (pno), Eberhard Weber (dbass), Marilyn Mazur (perc), Manu Katché (drms) (ECM 1500)