19 Sep 2013

Jan Garbarek - Part 5

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 19 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:

MANSURIAN: Lacrymae - Jan Garbarek (sax), Kim Kashkashian (vla) (ECM 1851)
JARRETT: Luminessence - Jan Garbarek (sax), strings of Südfunk SO/ Mladen Gutesha (ECM 1049)
KANCHELI: Night Prayers - Jan Garbarek (sax), Stuttgart Kammerorchester/ Dennis Russell Davies (ECM 1568)
GARBAREK/ JOHNSEN: Iskirken - Jan Garbarek (sax), Kjell Johnsen (pipe organ) (ECM 440 014 167)
HUSSAIN: Toni - Jan Garbarek (sax), Hariprasad Chaurasia (fl), John McLaughlin (gtr), Zakir Hussain (perc, voice) (ECM 1349)
KHAN: Raga 1 - Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (voice), Jan Garbarek (sax), Ustad Shaukat Hussain (tabla), Ustad Nazim Ali Shan (sarangi), Deepika Thathaal (voice) (ECM 1442)
TRAD: Quechua Song - Jan Garbarek (sax), Hilliard Ensemble (ECM 1700)
TALLIS: Oh Lord in thee is all my trust - Jan Garbarek (sax), Hilliard Ensemble (ECM 1700)