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Northern Lights: Jan Garbarek

The haunting tone of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek is one of the most distinctive sounds in international jazz. For Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Geoffrey Smith surveys his achievement and star partnerships with the likes of pianist Keith Jarrett.

1 hour

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Sun 13 Dec 2015 00:00

Music Played

  • Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet

    Witchi-Tai-To

    • Witchi-Tai-To.
    • ECM.
    • 4.
  • Jan Garbarek

    Viddene

    • Selected Recordings.
    • ECM.
    • 2.
  • Jan Garbarek

    Lillekort

    Performer: Jan Garbarek. Performer: Jan Garbarek. Performer: Naná Vasconcelos. Performer: John Abercrombie.
    • Selected Recordings.
    • ECM.
    • 4.
  • Keith Jarrett

    My Song

    Performer: Keith Jarrett. Performer: Keith Jarrett. Performer: Palle Danielsson. Performer: Jon Christensen.
    • Selected Recordings.
    • ECM Rarum.
    • 4.
  • Keith Jarrett

    Sunshine Song

    Performer: Keith Jarrett. Performer: Keith Jarrett. Performer: Jan Garbarek.
    • Selected Recordings.
    • ECM Rarum.
    • 5.
  • Jan Garbarek

    Cego Aderaldo

    Performer: Jan Garbarek. Performer: Jan Garbarek. Performer: Naná Vasconcelos. Performer: John Abercrombie.
    • Selected Recordings.
    • ECM.
    • 6.
  • Jan Garbarek & Jan Garbarek

    Twelve Moons

    • Twelve Moons.
    • ECM.
    • 1.
  • Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble

    Novus Novus

    Performer: Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble. Performer: Hilliard Ensemble / Jan Garbarek.
    • MNEMOSYNE.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
    • 8.

Performers:

Title:  Witchi-Tai-To  
Performers: Performers –Jan Garbarek – soprano saxophone, Bobo Stenson – Piano, Palle Danielsson – Bass, Jon Christensen - drums
Composers: Jim Pepper  
Album Title: Witchi-Tai-To 
Label:  ECM 
Catalogue No: 8333302 
Duration: 4’21 

Title:  Viddene  
Performers: Jan Garbarek – soprano saxophone; Ralph Towner – 12 string guitar/windharp
Composers: Jan Garbarek 
Album Title: Selected Recordings
Label:  ECM 
Catalogue No: ECM-2002 
Duration: 5’34 

Title:  Lillekort  
Performers: Jan Garbarek, Nana Vasconcelos, John Abercrombie 
Composers: Jan Garbarek – soprano saxophone; John Abercrombie – mandolin guitar; Nana Vasconcelos – talking drum, percussion.
Album Title: Selected Recordings 
Label:  ECM 
Catalogue No: 014-165-2 
Duration: 4’54 

Title:  My Song  
Performers: Jan Garbarek – soprano saxophone; Keith Jarrett – piano; Palle Danielsson – double bass; Jon Christensen – drums
Composers: Keith Jarrett
Album Title: Selected Recordings 
Label:  ECM 
Catalogue No: 014168-2 
Duration:  6’09 

Title:  Sunshine Song  
Performers: Keith Jarrett – piano; Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone; Palle Danielsson – double-bass; Jon Christensen – drums
Composers: Keith Jarrett
Album Title: Selected Recordings 
Label:  ECM 
Catalogue No: 014168-2
Duration:  11’57  

Title:  Cego Aderaldo  
Performers: Jan Garbarek – soprano saxophone; Egberto Gismonti – 8-string guitar; Charlie Haden – double bass
Composers: Egberto Gismonti 
Album Title: Selected Recordings 
Label:  ECM 
Catalogue No: 014168-2
Duration:  7’54 

Title:  Twelve Moons  
Performers: Jan Garbarek – soprano saxophone, synthesisers; Manu Katche – drums; Marilyn Mazur - percussion
Composers: Jan Garbarek 
Album Title: Twelve Moons 
Label: ECM 
Catalogue No: 15-00 
Duration:  7’28 

Title:  Novus Novus  
Performers: David James – countertenor; Rogers Covey-Crump – tenor; John Potter – tenor; Gordon Jones – baritone; Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone
Composers: (Trad) 
Album Title: Mnemosyne
Label:  ECM NEW SERIES 
Catalogue No: 465-122 2 
Duration:  2’14  

 

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