Jan Garbarek Runes

Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 10, 2016
Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}

Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 291MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 184MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek took several intriguing stylistic turns early in his career, none more extreme than that shown on Triptykon. While he had always shown an affinity for the work of Albert Ayler and other free jazz musicians who came of age in the '60s, his prior albums retained a more straight-ahead rhythmic drive and more than a passing nod to experimental rock and fusion. Here, he jettisoned guitarist Terje Rypdal and replaced the sometimes overly delicate percussion work of Jon Christensen with the more earthy and heavy sounding Edward Vesala. The result is an expressionist trio drawing on both free improvisation and Scandinavian folk tunes, roaring, stumbling, and reeling, evoking an aural equivalent of Edvard Munch.

Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 9, 2016
Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}

Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 874MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 290MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

A welcome return to the ECM catalog for three of the most striking of the early recordings which Jan Garbarek made for the label in the 1970s. In different but related ways Sart (1971), Witchi-Tai-To (1973) and Dansere (1975) brought freshly intelligent and invigorating perspective to bear on questions of dynamics, group sound, interaction and swing, the relation of improvisation and abstraction to the roots of jazz, and the relevance of archetypal yet freshly inflected folk forms to contemporary music. Two ensembles are heard here – Garbarek/Stenson/Rypdal/Andersen/Christensen on the exploratory Sart, and the spirited Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet, one of the most exciting groups of the era.
Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Mnemosyne (1999) [2CD's] {ECM 1700/1} [Re-Up]

Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Mnemosyne (1999) [2CD's] {ECM 1700/1}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 570MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 239MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Folk, World, Jazz

It's been six years since these same performers got together to create one of the decade's more unusual experiments in musical alchemy. Beginning with the raw materials of early music and modern jazz, the four male voices of the Hilliard Ensemble joined with jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek to see what would happen when the proper measure of old music and new style were combined, shaped by the performers' considerable experience and collective aesthetic vision.

Jan Garbarek – I Took Up The Runes (1990)  

Posted by boogie-de at Dec. 3, 2013
Jan Garbarek – I Took Up The Runes (1990)

Jan Garbarek – I Took Up The Runes (1990)
XLD Flac+Cue+Log = 290 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 121 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
CD | ECM 1419 | Jazz | Norway

Outstanding folk-jazz album. I think this is my favourite Garbarek album; it is tightly-focused, composed and performed. The whole album evokes life in the northwoods and carries a real outdoors feel. The best tracks are Molde 4, His Eyes Were Suns, and the title track, but each cut is interesting and moving. My only complaint is that the production is somewhat suspect. I find myself needing to adjust the volume constantly – either the sax is too loud or the background too quiet. I own the original CD, though, not the remaster. Maybe the remaster is normalized a little better.
Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert (2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:24 minutes | 4,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This one is very eagerly-awaited: it has been six years since Jan Garbarek’s last album as a leader (“In Praise of Dreams”). And, moreover, this double-album – recorded in Dresden’s Alter Schlachthof in October 2007 – is also the first-ever live set from the highly-popular Garbarek Group. The band, now including Brazilian bassist Yuri Daniel, powers through repertoire old and new, and the Norwegian saxophonist is in top form, his exchanges with Manu Katche’s bold, emphatic drums particularly exciting. Material includes “12 Moons”, “There Were Swallows”, “Voy Cantando”, an ecstatic version of “Paper Nut” (last heard on Shankar’s “Song for Everyone”) and much more. Released in time for Jan’s extensive autumn tour.
Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:08 minutes | 972 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The inspired bringing together of Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble has resulted in consistently inventive music making since 1993. The unprecedented “Officium” album, with Garbarek’s saxophone as a free-ranging ‘fifth voice’ with the Ensemble, gave the first indications of the musical scope and emotional power of this combination. “Mnemosyne” (1998) took the story further, expanding the repertoire beyond ‘early music’ to embrace works both ancient and modern.
Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti / Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti / Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time - 107:59 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Carta de Amor is a fascinating set of previously unreleased live recordings from three outstanding musicians: Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti and Charlie Haden. The album documents music captured at Munich’s Amerika Haus in April, 1981 and highlights the trio’s improvisational empathy and sensibilities. Each musician contributes pieces to this repertoire which includes five pieces by Gismonti, Garbarek’s “Spor” and Charlie Haden’s “La Pasionaria”.

Jan Garbarek - Magico: Carta De Amor 2CD (2012)  

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 7, 2012
Jan Garbarek - Magico: Carta De Amor 2CD (2012)

Jan Garbarek - Magico: Carta De Amor 2CD (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 107:56 min | 247 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

It's sure been a banner year for fans of the ECM label, with a slew of fine new releases from artists including guitarist John Abercrombie (Within a Song), bassist Arild Andersen (Celebration), pianist Tord Gustavsen (The Well), and saxophonist Tim Berne (Snakeoil). Previously out-of-print or never-before-in-print studio recordings from saxophonist Jan Garbarek (Dansere) and pianist Jon Balke (Magnetic Works: 1993-2001) are now back in circulation.
Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden (2009) [2CD's] {ECM 2100} [Repost]

Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden (2009) [2CD's] {ECM 2100}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 1200dpi | 737MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Dresden is an eagerly awaited release. It has been five years since In Praise of Dreams, eleven years since Rites, and sixteen years since Twelve Moons the last Garbarek disc identified unequivocally as Jan Garbarek Group album. In the interim, through steady touring, the ensemble has become perhaps the most popular European group currently playing instrumental music with strong improvisational traits - beyond genre now, and in an idiom of its own, broader than "jazz", though still inspired by its most open-minded exponents.
Miroslav Vitous & Jan Garbarek - Atmos (1993) {JPN Edition}

Miroslav Vitous & Jan Garbarek - Atmos (1993) {JPN Edition}
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Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM 1475 | Released: 1993

Bassist Miroslav Vitous and Jan Garbarek (on soprano and tenor) are featured throughout this ECM CD on a set of introspective duets. Garbarek does emit some passion on soprano and Vitous augments the music at times with some percussive sounds made by hitting his bass; once in awhile he also adds brief samples from what he calls "the Miroslav Vitous Symphony Orchestra Sound Library." But in general this is a stereotypical ECM date, recommended to fans of that genre.