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Jan Garbarek

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4.14 | 25 ratings | 1 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. As Seen From Above (4:42)
2. In Praise Of Dreams (5:21)
3. One Goes There Alone (5:06)
4. Knot Of Place And Time (6:22)
5. If You Go Far Enough (0:39)
6. Scene From Afar (5:14)
7. Cloud Of Unknowing (5:22)
8. Without Visible Sign (4:59)
9. Iceburn (4:59)
10. Conversation With A Stone (4:18)
11. A Tale Begun (4:39)

Total time 51:41

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Garbarek / tenor & soprano saxophones, synth, sampler, percussion, composer, co-producer

- Kim Kashkashian / viola 82-4,6-10)
- Manu Katché / acoustic & electronic drums (1,3,4,6,9,10)

Releases information

Artwork: Sascha Kleis with Jan Jedlička (photo)

CD ECM Records - ECM 1880 (2004, Germany)

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(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
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Review by Matti
4 stars I wrote fondly of Visible World which was the first Garbarek album to become dear to me. This I have known much shorter time but could have been just as suitable to become my favourite. The drummer is the same, Manu Katché, while other collaborators are restricted to Kim Kashkashian on viola (as usual, saxophonist Garbarek plays also some synths and percussion). Theoretically thinking, one could miss e.g. Eberhard Weber's bass or Marilyn Mazur's percussion heard in Visible World. However this album is just as rewarding listening experience. It may be even more accessible, graced with song-like track structures, and still maintaining the high musical substance.

Kashkasian is a perfect match for Garbarek's Norwegian coolness; viola makes the sound very warm and heartfelt. Definitely recommended for both longtime fans and newcomers, who enjoy sensitive modern jazz/ fusion.

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