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Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek's icy tone and liberal use of space and long tones has long been perfect for the ECM sound and, as a result, he is on many recordings for the label. He had won a competition for amateur jazz players back in 1962, leading to his first gigs. Garbarek worked steadily in Norway throughout the remainder of the 1960s, usually as a leader but also for four years ... Read more in Amazon's Jan Garbarek Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B000024L6W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,234 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Red Wind
2. The Creek
3. The Survivor
4. The Healing Smoke
5. Visible World (Chiaro)
6. Desolate Mountains I
7. Desolate Mountains II
8. Visible World (Scuro)
9. Giulietta
10. Desolate Mountains III
11. Pygmy Lullaby
12. The Quest
13. The Arrow
14. The Scythe
15. Evening Land

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Recorded 1995 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo

Personnel:
Jan Garbarek - (soprano & tenor saxophone, keyboards, percussion, Meraaker clarinet), Rainer Bruninghaus - (piano, synthesizer), Eberhard Weber - (bass), Marilyn Mazur - (percussion, drums), Manu Katche - (drums), Trilok Gurtu - (tabla), Mari Boine - (vocals)

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Everyone has their own favourite landmarks in the Jan Garbarek catalogue, from the pungent neo-Americanism of the early Afric Pepperbird to the more recent collaborations with the early music vocal group the Hilliard Ensemble. Along the way, Garbarek has explored the folk music of his native Norway, the Aeolian harp and much else besides, but the common thread is his own peculiarly phraseless saxophone style, which seems to deal in extended structural arcs rather than conventional jazz licks. Drawing as it does upon non-jazz aesthetics, Garbarek's melancholy, elemental sound has almost become a school in itself (even if he is its only member) and on this recording, less rarefied and austere than much of his output and perhaps the most easily returnable-to of his many albums, he deploys this in a variety of contexts. "The Creek", for example, is a beautiful and uplifting folkish melody which nevertheless sits perfectly happily against a backdrop of clicky drums and whooshy pads. Newcomers should certainly start here. --Roger Thomas

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leo Rgn on 11 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Much of this is in fact derived from work done for soundtracks. This is clearly stated, including the title of the CD, which is split as Chiaro and Scuro with soundtracks from other visual works. The final track of 12 minutes with voice is also a soundtrack. On first listening, of course this is not comparable in structure to other work listed as comparable such as Twelve Moons or In Praise of Dreams, both significantly superiour, but as background music it is ambient and usually unobtrusive except for occasional blasts in Survivor, so severe in dynamic surge as to suggest a fault in post-production. Innocuous, pleasant, anodyne, late evening background music to conversation, perusal of photographs, autumnal journeys.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Sr Harrup on 17 Jun 2004
Format: Audio CD
Not being a fan of free form improvised jazz, I arrived at this album via 'Officium', which I found, in small doses, brilliant. This does not disappoint! 'Red Wind', 'The Healing Smoke' and 'The Quest' in particular are exceptional, they lift the spirits. If, like me, you enjoy making your own MP3 compilations, then take these three tracks add in a couple of songs from the aforementioned 'Officium' and the later 'Mnemosyne', then buy his 'Rites' album, from that take 'Rites', Pan', 'We Are the Stars' and 'Last Rite'. Finally take 'Tongue Of Secrets' from the earlier 'Legend Of The Seven Dreams' album, make your own playing order and, trust me, you have the (almost) perfect ambient chill experience. Whether you investigate other albums by Garbarek is down to your taste in music, but 'Visible World' and the other albums mentioned here are superb.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sentinel TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Nov 2011
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The first 30 seconds of this sold it for me: 'Red Wind' opens with a richly insistent rhythm and melody line laid down by Katche and Mazur's crisp percussion, and the warmth of Weber's caressing bass, deepened by Bruninghaus' keyboard word, followed by the introduction of Garbarek's lyrical, searching sax. A superb opener.

Thereafter, I found that some tracks didn't maintain such a high standard: I found the 'Desolate Mountains' trilogy unsatisfactory, with Garbarek's clarinet work irritating, and lacking development. Having said that, the bulk of the tracks here are well up to strength, with 'Pygmy Lullaby' a particular standout. The rhythm section throughout lend a tightness and crispness to the tracks, which appear to convey a greater urgency to much of Garbarek's playing, with the notable exception already mentioned. A good, accessible album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Webster on 15 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
Another gem from JG. While the tracks may seem a little mis-matched, the tunes are a further exploration of the sonic ideas in Runes/Twelve Moons. Although without a re-curring motif; which frees the listening ear to a new melodic journey.

I held off from buying this dics due to the mixed reviews. Having now heard the disc some reviews seem a little overly principled. This disc holds it's own in the JG catalgoue.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr P VINE VOICE on 1 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
A highly accessible offering from the Norwegian sax icon. Full of stark, lonely but often lovely sounds. Garbarek continues to plough his own furrow. His folky/jazz small group settings rely mainly on his varied horns and percussion. Best listened to I am sure in some desolate snowscape. Clap on your headphones close your eyes and drift into the landscapes of your mind.
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