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Jan Garbarek Group

Jez Nelson presents Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek in concert at the Barbican, London, featuring Rainer Bruninghaus on piano, Yuri Daniel on bass and Trilok Gurtu on drums.

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 Brüninghaus 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

Music Played

  • FEATURE

    • Jan Garbarek

      Jez and John Fordham discuss the development of Jan Garbarek’s career including examples from his back catalogue.

    • Karin Krog

      Karin's Mode

      Composer: Jan Garbarek

      • Joy Meantime Records.
    • Jan Garbarek Quartet

      Afric Pepperbird

      Composer: Jan Garbarek

      • Afric Pepperbird ECM.
    • Jan Garbarek

      Vandrere

      Composer: Jan Garbarek

      • Dis ECM.
  • MUSIC

    • Jan Garbarek Group

      Tall Trees

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.
    • Jan Garbarek Group

      Liquid

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.
    • Jan Garbarek

      Yr

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.
    • Jan Garbarek Group

      Quwwali

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.
    • Jan Garbarek Group

      Once I Dreamt A Tree Upside Down

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.
  • INTERVIEW

    • Jan Garbarek

      Jan Garbarek answers questions from Jazz on 3 listeners

  • MUSIC

    • Jan Garbarek Group

      Fuji

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.
    • Jan Garbarek Group

      Maracuja

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.
    • Jan Garbarek Group

      Joik

      Composer: Jan Garbarek Line up: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (drums & perc)

      • Recorded at the Barbican, London on January 31, 2010.

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