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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Jan Garbarek/Bobo Stenson Quartet - Skrik & Hyl (1:35)
2. Viddene (5:32)
3. Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen - Iskirken (6:46)
4. Lillekort (4:55)
5. The Path (7:10)
6. It's Ok To Listen To The Gray Voice (4:41)
7. All Those Born With Wings, 3rd Piece (7:37)
8. Its Name Is Secret Road (1:49)
9. Aichuri, The Song Man (5:03)
10. Molde Canticle, Part 1 (5:13)
11. Jan Garbarek / Ustad Fateh Ali Khan & Musicians From Pakistan - Raga I (8:39)
12. Twelve Moons (7:30)
13. Red Wind (3:47)

1. Keith Jarrett / Jan Garbarek - Windsong (6:31)
2. Keith Jarrett - Belonging (2:12)
3. Ralph Towner - Oceanus (10:58)
4. Keith Jarrett - My Song (6:09)
5. Keith Jarrett - Sunshine Song (12:01)
6. Haden/ Garbarek / Gismonti - Cego Aderaldo (7:54)
7. Shankar - Song For Everyone (6:19)
8. Agnes Buen Garnås / Jan Garbarek - Rosensfole (2:45)
9. Miroslav Vitous / Jan Garbarek / Peter Erskine - Star (6:11)
10. Jan Garbarek / Anouar Brahem / Shaukat Hussain - Joron (6:25)
11. Jan Garbarek / Hilliard Ensemble - Parce Mihi Domine (6:35)

Total time: 2:25:21

Line-up / Musicians

This release is a compilation of Jan Garbarek's favourite performances for the ECM label. The recordings were remastered to 24-bit/96khz format.
The CDs are packaged in a double Digipak sleeve.

Jan Garbarek (saxophones, flutes, synths, percussion) plus the following musicians:
1-1 Double Bass - Palle Danielsson
1-2 Guitar [12-string], Harp [Windharp] - Ralph Towner
1-3 Organ [Pipe] - Kjell Johnsen
1-4 Talking Drum, Percussion - Nana Vasconcelos; Mandolin Guitar - John Abercrombie
1-5 Bass - Eberhard Weber; Drums - Jon Christensen; Guitar - Bill Frisell
1-6 Bass - Eberhard Weber; Drums - Michael DiPasqua; Synthesizer [Guitar], Guitar - David Torn
1-10 Bass - Eberhard Weber; Drums - Manu Katché; Percussion - Nana Vasconcelos; Piano - Rainer Brüninghaus; Synthesizer - Bugge Wesseltoft
1-11 Tabla - Ustad Shaukat Hussain; Voice - Ustad Fateh Ali Khan
1-12 Drums - Manu Katché; Percussion - Marilyn Mazur
1-13 Shaker - Marilyn Mazur
2-1 Südfunk Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
2-2 Piano - Keith Jarrett
2-3 Bass, Cello - Eberhard Weber; Drums, Percussion - Jon Christensen; Guitar [12-string, Classical] - Ralph Towner
2-4,5 Double Bass - Palle Danielsson; Drums - Jon Christensen; Piano - Keith Jarrett
2-6 Double Bass - Charlie Haden; Guitar [8-string] - Egberto Gismonti
2-7 Percussion - Trilok Gurtu; Tabla - Zakir Hussain; Violin [10-string Double] - Shankar
2-8 Vocals - Agnes Buen Garnås
2-9 Double Bass - Miroslav Vitous; Drums - Peter Erskine
2-10 Oud - Anouar Brahem
2-11 Vocals - Hilliard Ensemble

Releases information

2 x CD: ECM Records :rarum II, 014 165-2 (Germany)

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Review by Matti
3 stars I already had listened to many albums by Jan Garbarek when I borrowed this 2-CD compilation, and this turned out to be quite disappointing. The reason is entirely in the compiling policies, which has an emphasis on collaboration albums instead of Garbarek's "own" discography. (Snobb, I hope you don't mind that I edited the album info and separated musicians from the track listing! Therefor tracks are credited to Jan Garbarek [Group] if not mentioned.)

Of course on the other hand it's good to get a wide selection of various things Garbarek has been a part of, but in many cases it just turns out to be less enjoyable than his own albums. Unless you're fond of for example the marriageof exotic, ethnic music and jazz. Naturally also collaborations with The Hilliard Ensemble are included, and at least in them Garbarek is merely an extra ingredient (to the old vocal music) instead of the other way round. Somehow peculiar is also the large portion of KEITH JARRETT's output in which Garbarek plays. I mean, whose anthology this is supposed to be?

All in all this set has more value as a widener of horizon than as a sampler of GARBAREK music. It's so varied that it's a little bumpy listening experience per se. But my reaction could be a little exaggerated because most of the real Garbarek stuff here was already familiar to me and I tried hard to equally enjoy the different stuff too. Anyway, compared to the large discography of his own the choosing must have been difficult and helplessly inadequate, since there's so much that couldn't fit in. Either recommended or best to avoid, depending on your preferences. 2,5 stars.

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