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Jan Garbarek: Rites

Garbarek plays soprano and tenor sax, synthesizers, samplers and percussion here, and is joined on this two CD set by Bugge Wesseltoft, synthesizer and electronic effects, keyboardist Rainer Bruninghaus, bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Marilyn Mazur. A boys choir appears with Garbarek on “We are the Stars.” “The Moon Over Mtatsminda” is done by Georgian singer/conductor Jansug Kakhidze with the Tblisi Symphony Orchestra. Garbarek doesn’t appear on it, but he thought it would fit well with his work here.

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