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Jan Garbarek Group

Jan Garbarek Group

Jez Nelson presents Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek in concert at the Barbican, London, in January. Since the late 1960s, Garbarek has played an important role in forging a distinctly European jazz sound, bringing together influences ranging from Scandinavian folk and early music to electronica and John Coltrane. For this performance he's joined by Rainer BrĂ¼ninghaus on piano, bassist Yuri Daniel and special guest Trilok Gurtu on drums & percussion.

Garbarek began his career as a part of avant-garde composer George Russell's groups in the late 60s. He became a member of Keith Jarrett's European Quartet in the 70s releasing several critically acclaimed albums on the ECM label, to which he has been closely affiliated since its conception. His 1993 album Officium based on Gregorian chants was a huge commercial success reaching the pop, jazz and classical charts in several European countries and launched Garbarek's reputation as a crossover artist with wide appeal.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: John Fordham
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Joby Waldman
jazzon3@bbc.co.uk
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 45 minutes

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Mon 15 Mar 2010 23:15

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