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Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek
Born: Mar 4, 1947 in Norway
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Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock, Classical, World
Biography: Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek's icy tone and liberal use of space and long tones has long been perfect for the ECM sound and, as a result, he is on many recordings for that label, both as a leader and as a sideman. He had won a competition for amateur jazz players back in 1962, leading to his first ...Read full biography
Witchi-Tai-To
Released: 1974
Label: ECM
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Long before he became the standard-bearer for the "ECM sound," churning out discs with a mildly medieval or Scandinavian flavor spiced with enough new age fluff to guarantee sales, Jan Garbarek produced ...Read full review
Triptykon
Released: 1972
Label: ECM
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Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek took several intriguing stylistic turns early in his career, none more extreme than that shown on Triptykon. While he had always shown an affinity for the work of Albert ...Read full review
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