Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Jan Garbarek

Jazz Rock/Fusion

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Jan Garbarek Places album cover
3.52 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

A1 Reflections 15:05
A2 Entering 7:50
B1 Going Places 14:12
B2 Passing 11:18


Search JAN GARBAREK Places lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JAN GARBAREK Places tabs

Line-up / Musicians

Drums - Jack Dejohnette
Guitar - Bill Connors
Organ, Piano - John Taylor
Saxophone [Saxophones] - Jan Garbarek

Releases information

LP/CD : ECM Records ECM 1118/ PolyGram 829 195-2 (2002)

Thanks to snobb for the addition
Edit this entry

JAN GARBAREK MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy JAN GARBAREK Places Music

Places [LP][Reissue]Places [LP][Reissue]
ECM 2017
$12.38 (used)
Garbarek, Jan Places Other Modern JazzGarbarek, Jan Places Other Modern Jazz
Audio CD$31.14

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
JAN GARBAREK Places LP 1978 Germany ECM EX USD $14.00 Buy It Now 4 days
JAN GARBAREK Places RARE TEST PRESSING LP ECM 1978 Original Jack Dejohnette USD $39.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Jan Garbarek Places (Reis) vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $49.25 Buy It Now 7 days
JAN GARBAREK - PLACES - Orig German ECM LP  USD $14.49 Buy It Now 8 days
Jan Garbarek - Places [New Vinyl] Reissue USD $27.28 Buy It Now 9 days
Jan Garbarek - Places VINYL LP USD $22.63 Buy It Now 11 days
33 rpm JAN GARBAREK places ECM-1-1118 nice SEE PICS USD $8.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Places by Jan Garbarek (Vinyl, Apr-2017, ECM) USD $31.34 Buy It Now 14 days
Places - Jan Garbarek Vinyl USD $30.86 Buy It Now 15 days
GARBAREK, Jan - Places - Vinyl (180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code) USD $26.51 Buy It Now 15 days
Jan Garbarek "Places" CD! BRAND NEW! STILL SEALED! ONLY NEW COPY ON eBAY!! USD $36.99 Buy It Now 16 days
JAN GARBAREK PLACES ECM Vinyl LP 1st US Press 1978 NM USD $15.00 Buy It Now 16 days
JAN GARBAREK Places CD 1986 ECM W.GERMANY Biil Connors USD $11.89 Buy It Now 16 days
JAN GARBAREK Knot of Place / In Praise RARE RADIO EDITS PROMO DJ CD single 2004 USD $23.74 Buy It Now 17 days
Places by Jan Garbarek. USD $30.31 Buy It Now 17 days
Jan Garbarek - Places [Vinyl New] USD $23.11 Buy It Now 19 days
Jan Garbarek-Places (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $16.96 Buy It Now 20 days
Jan Garbarek - Places [CD] USD $17.79 Buy It Now 20 days
Jan Garbarek PLACES 180g +MP3s CONNORS, TAYLOR, DEJOHNETTE New Sealed Vinyl LP USD $26.99 Buy It Now 25 days
Places Jan Garbarek 1978 ECM -1-1118 Warner Bros VG Plus vinyl and Cover USD $9.95 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy JAN GARBAREK music online Buy JAN GARBAREK & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

JAN GARBAREK Places ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(60%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

JAN GARBAREK Places reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Another great addition to Progressive Archives ranks is the much respected, sometimes maligned saxophonist Jan Garbarek from the ECM label. This is the first album by Garbarek that really struck a chord with the reviewer. Make no mistake, unless you are an appreciator of classical jazz, minimalistic soundscapes with Scandinavian influences you will find garbarek's music to be a labor of love ( or the opposite). Garbarek has collaborated with many greats musicians like Keith Jarrett, bassist Eberhard Weber and ralph Towner to name a few.

Places is a bleak album, great for driving through the fjords or wandering through some ancient Scandinavian forest and is made up of four tracks. The opener " reflections" quickley introduces you to Garbarek's trademark sax sound. The closing track "Going Places" is a truly beautiful work, but the album overall is excellent and the mood just perfect. One of his best instrumental releases

Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars Well I must admit this was a disappointment for me after his amazing "Afric Pepperbird" album. I was expecting something similar I guess, and when you see that Jack DeJohnette and Bill Connors are on board my expectations were even higher. This album is laid back with atmosphere which is good, but there's no electric guitar (all acoustic guitar) and the sax comes off as being very smooth. It's a light album and I think in part because of the sax it's not dark or melancholic in the least.Terje Rypdal albums while atmospheric have a whole different dynamic with the electric guitar, melancholia and darkness.

"Reflections" is by far the best track and one I enjoy a lot.The sax is more aggressive here and I like the way the organ floats in the background creating atmosphere. I also like how it gets louder from a quiet beginning. Piano in this one as well. As usual the drumming is light and intricate and we get some acoustic guitar.

"Entering" opens with sax. Acoustic guitar and organ 1 1/2 minutes in. Sax leads again fairly quickly. It picks up before 4 minutes with light drums, sax and acoustic guitar.The song stops 6 minutes in before ending with atmosphere, sax and acoustic guitar. "Going Places" is a little more uptempo with drums, acoustic guitar and sax. Organ floats in around a minute.The acoustic guitar leads before 6 minutes then the drums and organ come to the fore 7 1/2 minutes in. Sax is back a minute later. Piano before 11 minutes. "Passing" is laid back with more of the same really.

3.5 stars. I do like this album but it's missing a lot of the things that I love about ECM releases.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of JAN GARBAREK "Places"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives