29 Sep 2013

Jan Garbarek - Part 6

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 29 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: In praise of dreams - Jan Garbarek (sax), Kim Kashkashian (vla), Manu Katché (drms) (ECM 1880)
TOWNER: Oceanus - Jan Garbarek (sax), Ralph Towner (gtrs, pno), Eberhard Weber (dbass, cello), Jon Christensen (perc, drms) (ECM 1060)
GISMONTI: Don Quixote - Jan Garbarek (sax), Egberto Gismonti (gtrs, pno) Charlie Haden (dbass) (ECM 2280)
GARBAREK: Once I wished a tree upside down - Jan Garbarek (sax), Trilok Gurtu (voice, perc) and band (CMP Records CD 50)
TRAD arr Garbarek: Rosensfole - Agnes Buen Garnas (voice), Jan Garbarek (sax) (ECM 1402)
GARBAREK: One goes there alone - Jan Garbarek (sax), Kim Kashkashian (vla), Manu Katché (drms) (ECM 1880)
KATCHE: Number One - Jan Garbarek (sax), Tomasz Stanko Trio, Manu Katché (drums) (ECM 1896)
MARLEY: Redemption Song - Trygve Seim (sax), Frode Haltli (acc) (ECM 2044)
TRAD arr Garbarek: Weaving a Garland - Jan Garbarek (sax), John Abercrombie (gtrs), Nana Vasconcelos (perc, voice) (ECM 1200)