Jan Garbarek Group ft. Trilok Gurtu
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Nobody plays the saxophone quite like the great Norwegian, Jan Garbarek. His haunting sound has become an unmistakable trademark for everyone in jazz, and he has used it in all sorts of contexts, from bright fizzing collaborations with Keith Jarrett, Ralph Towner and Zakir Hussain, to the spirituality of Gregorian chants with the Hilliard Ensemble. He’s one of the greatest European jazz musicians of all time and one of the key musicians defining the ECM sound, the record label for whom he has exclusively recorded for over 40 years. It is the sheer beauty and power of his tone: pure, keening, sharp edged and crystalline, that takes the breath away, and hearing it in the context of his live group is quintessential Garbarek - hymnal and sparse, playful and serious, immersed and exceptionally open yet intense.
With Rainer Brüninghaus (piano, keys), Yuri Daniel (bass), Trilok Gurtu (percussion).