1. Saxophonist Jan Garbarek was a teenage protégé of American composer George Russell in Norway in the 1960s and later played in Keith Jarrett’s Scandinavian quartet. More recently, he’s collaborated with the vocal quartet the Hilliard Ensemble, improvising as they sing medieval music. Garbarek is praised for his Scandinavian aesthetic, but a reissue of three early albums, in a collection called Dansere (“dancers”), exposes some southern roots.
— Kevin Whitehead on How Jan Garbarek Came To Epitomize Nordic Jazz View in High-Res

    Saxophonist Jan Garbarek was a teenage protégé of American composer George Russell in Norway in the 1960s and later played in Keith Jarrett’s Scandinavian quartet. More recently, he’s collaborated with the vocal quartet the Hilliard Ensemble, improvising as they sing medieval music. Garbarek is praised for his Scandinavian aesthetic, but a reissue of three early albums, in a collection called Dansere (“dancers”), exposes some southern roots.

    — Kevin Whitehead on How Jan Garbarek Came To Epitomize Nordic Jazz

  2. Jan Garbarek

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