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Posted in Jan GARBAREK, JAZZ, John ABERCROMBIE, Nana VASCONCELOS, Ralph TOWNER on December 25, 2010 by whoisthemonk

ECM Brodcast.
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 134, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses,
Hamburg, 11 April 1978
Thx to *Bob*


Here we have four ECM-aces in a rare get-together as part of the famous NDR Jazz Workshop series. The four artists also appeared together at the Willisau Jazz Festival in Switzerland later that same year.

This is a first generation digital copy of the the original preFm tapes, done in the studio of the radio station which had recorded this show highly professional during a ‘live in the studio’ concert.
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 134, produced by Michael Naura.
Ralph Towner- Acoustic Guitar
Jan Garbarek- Tenor and Soprano Sax, Flute, Percussion
John Abercrombie- Electric Guitar
Naná Vasconcelos- Percussion, Berimbau, Voice
Cd 1
01. Red Roof (Garbarek) (12:46)
02. Timeless (Abercrombie) (9:00)
03. Viddene (Garbarek) (14:05)
04. Nimbus (Towner) (10:16)
05. Krusning (Garbarek) (10:12)

Cd 2
01. Waterwheel (Towner) (14:17)
02. Medley: (43:57)
a. Backward Glance (Abercrombie)
b. Entering (Garbarek)
c. Telegram (Abercrombie)
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Keith JARRETT with Jan GARBAREK – Belonging 1974

Posted in Jan GARBAREK, JAZZ, Keith JARRETT on December 22, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Keith JARRETT with Jan GARBAREK – Belonging 1974
2000 Issue


When Keith Jarrett debuted this largely Nordic quartet, he was in the midst of developing a U.S.-based group of the same size with heavy leanings toward the approaches of Ornette Coleman and Paul Bley (even using veterans of Coleman bands). With the Nordic band, Jarrett was better suited to play wistful, melodic vamps that got great mileage out of Jan Garbarek’s wavering but mostly vibrato-free tone and the ethereal rhythmic floats supplied by drummer Jon Christensen and bassist Palle Danielsson. “Blossom” is a lengthy, smoldering ballad, as tender as it gets in Jarrett’s canon and worth every minor move the group makes. And while things are fairly icy throughout the slower spots, the band slinks into a couple gospel-touched gems, “‘Long as You Know You’re Living Yours” and the harmonically piled, funky “Windup.” All in all, this is not only one of the Jarrett high marks, it’s a pinnacle for 1970s jazz overall.
By Andrew Bartlett. AMG.
The spine on the CD cites Keith Jarrett as the recording artist, but many regard this as a Jan Garbarek album. Jarrett was the non-Scandinavian in a superb quartet that comprised Garbarek (saxophones), Pelle Danielson (bass) and Jon Christensen (drums). Garbarek and Jarrett constantly interplay, offering melancholy, romance, sadness and emotional, musical bliss on ‘Spiral Dance’ and ‘Blossom’, and manage to groove along with the out-of-character ‘Long As You Know You’re Living Yours’. One of the finest moments from ECM’s exceptional and now sizeable catalogue, perhaps Jarrett and Garbarek need to work together sporadically in order to spark and recharge each other.
Keith Jarrett- Piano
Jan Garbarek- Tenor and Saprano Sax
Palle Danielsson- Bass
Jon Christensen- Drums
01. Spiral Dance 4:07
02. Blossom 12:11
03. Long As You Know You’re Living Yours 6:10
04. Belonging 2:12
05. The Windup 8:22
06. Solstice 13:12
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