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Jan Garbarek: In Praise of Dreams

Jan Garbarek’s influence on today’s generation of Norwegian players is in ample evidence, but his latest, In Praise of Dreams (ECM), sounds like it was made using out-of-the-box soft-synth sounds and drum patterns.

Garbarek has long used synthesizers in his music, which, when paired with his soft soprano stylings, makes for nice ambient music-and sometimes totally smooth jazz. Garbarek handles all the tenor and soprano playing as well as synths, samples and much of the percussion; Manu Katche plays drums and provides some loops, and Kim Kashkashian’s viola plays a prominent role throughout the CD.

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