18 Sep 2013

Jan Garbarek - Part 4

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 18 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:

TRAD arr Garbarek: Sull Lull - Jan Garbarek (sax), Anouar Brahem (oud), Ustad Shaukat Hussain (tabla) (ECM 1515)
GETZ: Ack Värmeland Du Sköna -  (Sourced from emusic.com)
TRAD: Visa Fran Utanmyra - Jan Johansson (pno), Georg Riedel (dbass) (Heptagon HECD 030)
TRAD arr Garbarek: Innferd - Agnes Buen Garnas (voice), Jan Garbarek (sax) (ECM 1402)
TRONSGARD arr Garbarek: Lokk - Jan Garbarek (sax), Bobo Stenson (pno), Palle Danielsson (dbass), Jon Christensen (drms) (ECM 2148)
TRAD arr Garbarek: Joron - Jan Garbarek (sax), Anouar Brahem (oud), Ustad Shaukat Hussain (tabla) (ECM 1515)
TRAD arr Garbarek: His Eyes were suns - Ingor Ántte Áilu Gaup (vocals), Jan Garbarek (sax), Rainer Brüninghaus (pno), Eberhard Weber (dbass), Nana Vasconcelos (perc), Manu Katché (drms) (ECM 1419)
GARBAREK: Lillekort - Jan Garbarek (sax), John Abercrombie (gtrs), Nana Vasconcelos (perc, voice) (ECM 1200)
Garbarek: Vandrere - J. Garbarek (sax), R. Towner (gtr) (ECM 1093)
GARBAREK/ BRAHEM: Madar - Jan Garbarek (sax), Anouar Brahem (oud), Ustad Shaukat Hussain (tabla) (ECM 1515)
TRAD: Folk Song - Charlie Haden (dbass), Jan Garbarek (sax), Egberto Gismonti (gtrs, pno) (ECM 1170)

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