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Jan Garbarek/Hilliard Ensemble: Remember me, my dear (ECM)

There is rich history to the pairing of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and British early-music vocal team the Hilliard Ensemble, history that resonates in every nuance of their latest (and, we presume, last) collaboration, Remember me, my dear. Garbarek, David James (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Steven Harrold (tenor), and Gordon Jones (baritone) worked together on 1994’s … Read More “Jan Garbarek/Hilliard Ensemble: Remember me, my dear (ECM)”

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Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden : Magico: Carta De Amor

The unearthing and release of previously unissued jazz recordings has become its own industry. ECM has gotten into the act. Earlier this year they released Keith Jarrett’s Sleeper, from 1979, and now there is Carta de Amor, a two-CD set by the trio that called itself Magico. They were together for just two albums recorded … Read More “Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden : Magico: Carta De Amor”

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Keith Jarrett/Jan Garbarek/Palle Danielsson/Jon Christensen: Sleeper

Keith Jarrett has amassed such an imposing body of work, it will be fascinating to see how his legacy shakes out. It’s safe to say a large bloc of his jazz followers will rate his live solo piano recordings, with their remarkable extended improvisations, as his most important contribution. Jarrett’s Standards Trio with Gary Peacock … Read More “Keith Jarrett/Jan Garbarek/Palle Danielsson/Jon Christensen: Sleeper”

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Dansere: Jan Garbarek

The advent of Jan Garbarek in the late ’60s created a riptide. Here was a tenor saxophonist from Norway, of all places, who, like nearly everyone else at the time, emerged from the shadow of John Coltrane. But Garbarek flaunted such a raw, individual sound that his influence was immediate. By the time Sart was … Read More “Dansere: Jan Garbarek”

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