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Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
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Red Wind Red Wind 3:53    
Album only
Track length:3:53
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558501
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The Creek The Creek 4:33    
Album only
Track length:4:33
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Manu Katché
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Manu Katché
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558502
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The Survivor The Survivor 4:46    
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Track length:4:46
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Manu Katché
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Manu Katché
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558503
4
The Healing Smoke The Healing Smoke 7:16    
Album only
Track length:7:16
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558504
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Visible World Visible World 4:09    
Album only
Track length:4:09
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558505
6
Desolate Mountains I Desolate Mountains I 6:47    
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Track length:6:47
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558506
7
Desolate Mountains II Desolate Mountains II 6:02    
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Track length:6:02
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558507
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Visible World Visible World 4:34    
Album only
Track length:4:34
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558508
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Giulietta Giulietta 3:46    
Album only
Track length:3:46
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558509
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Desolate Mountains III Desolate Mountains III 1:33    
Album only
Track length:1:33
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558510
11
Pygmy Lullaby Pygmy Lullaby 6:14    
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Track length:6:14
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur, Manu Katché
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur, Manu Katché
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek (Arranger)
ISRC: DEB339558511
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The Quest The Quest 3:00    
Album only
Track length:3:00
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Rainer Brüninghaus, Eberhard Weber, Marilyn Mazur
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558512
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The Arrow The Arrow 4:23    
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Track length:4:23
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur, Manu Katché, Trilok Gurtu
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur, Manu Katché, Trilok Gurtu
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558513
14
The Scythe The Scythe 1:50    
Album only
Track length:1:50
Artist: Jan Garbarek
Performer: Jan Garbarek
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558514
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Evening Land Evening Land 12:29    
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Track length:12:29
Artist: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur, Mari Boine
Performer: Jan Garbarek, Marilyn Mazur, Mari Boine
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB339558515

Jan Garbarek soprano & tenor saxophone, keyboards, percussion
Rainer Brüninghaus piano, synthesizer
Eberhard Weber bass
Marilyn Mazur percussion, drums
Manu Katché drums
Trilok Gurtu tabla
Mari Boine vocals

Recorded June 1995

 

 

 

Over a quarter-century Jan Garbarek's ECM discography has subdivided itself into two main streams. There are albums that are ensemble "progress reports", documentations of the music the Norwegian saxophonist has made with his group in any given period. And then there are the production projects, experimental encounters with musicians of other cultures and backgrounds, of which Officium has been the most recent and most widely-applauded instance, bringing the uniquely sensitive qualities of Jan's soprano and tenor improvisations to a vast new audience.

There is a tributary, however, that runs between the streams, influenced by both of them. Visible World belongs, for Jan Garbarek, to a line of recordings that includes Dis, Eventyr, the solo album All Those Born With Wings, and I Took Up The Runes - and is perhaps closest, atmospherically, to the last two of these.

On the new recording, the majority of the instrumental parts are played by Jan himself; associates past and present - including the personnel of the popular Garbarek Group - are invited to make contributions on specific tracks, soloing under Jan's direction within a quite rigorously-structured framework. The "group" sound is for the most part lean and functional, its strong and supple rhythmic foundation primed for the saxophonist's embellishments, by turns caressing, brooding, keening.

Ten of the pieces here had their genesis in music written originally for film and ballet. Melodic motifs drawn from this incidental music have been thoroughly transformed and developed in the process of the recording, but the fact remains that the melodies were shaped, in the first place, to accompany specific scenes. The album's impact, in its entirety, however, derives from the way in which these scenes and motifs are combined and ordered; it is the dramaturgy that permits the listener to fly over these audible manifestations of the visible world. Down the years, many listeners have attested to the images Garbarek's music paints in their minds, even when the saxophonist himself has been more concerned - like most musicians - with the practicalities of playing, with his tone, sound and phrasing. This time, he allows, imagery has been a direct spur to the writing of the material. "I don't expect my imagery to correspond in every detail to the listener's," Garbarek says. "I can only propose an outline for the picture: it's up to each listener to complete it in his or her own way."

 

About Jan Garbarek:

The Norwegian saxophon player, Jan Garbarek had an early breakthrough into the elite of modern jazz in the 60's, due to his extensive cooperation with Keith Jarrett. His name is listed next to the big names from the U.S. and is associated with the birth of an original european sound in jazz. His tone is clear, indipendent, ascetic and pure. “The north and nature, song and mystery” are what Garbarek calls his origins and these are his unrefutable heritage. If it wasn't for his strong inner connection with Norwegian folklore, he wouldn't be able to integrate Brasilian and Asiatic influences as convincingly as he does. That the origin of all music lies in song, is to be felt in many of his compositions, and his greatest attention lies on melody and on the clear articulation of melodious-lines, that he plays with unmistakable impressive urgency. “In my best moments I hope to give meaning to every note”. Suddenly, out of an oscillating melody, Garbarek's horn emerges, k...