Garbarek Towner

Adriano Sebastiani - Ralph Towner: My Secret Garden (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 23, 2017
Adriano Sebastiani - Ralph Towner: My Secret Garden (2006)

Adriano Sebastiani - Ralph Towner: My secret garden (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:57 | 261 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dynamic | Catalog: CDS511

The music of US composer Ralph Towner represents an original and rare example of 'music unity', for it blends, in a truly wonderful fashion, innovative traits with the most significant styles of western music, attaining an incredible synthesis among ’learned’ music, popular music and jazz. In the present CD the guitar of Adriano Sebastiani describes with passion Towner’s tireless harmonic and tone-colour research, the overwhelming beauty of his melodies and surprising rhythmic variety of his pieces, all of which creates oneiric and almost surreal atmospheres that reach deep into our unconscious.

Jan Garbarek - Places (1978) {ECM 1118}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 13, 2017
Jan Garbarek - Places (1978) {ECM 1118}

Jan Garbarek - Places (1978) {ECM 1118}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 261MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A fairly sleepy ECM date, this outing matches Jan Garbarek on tenor, soprano and alto with guitarist Bill Connors, John Taylor (doubling on organ and piano) and drummer Jack DeJohnette for lengthy explorations of four of his originals. With such titles as "Reflections," "Entering" and "Passing," it is not surprising that the music has plenty of space, is introspective, and often emphasizes long tones.
Jan Garbarek - It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice (1985) {ECM 1294}

Jan Garbarek - It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice (1985) {ECM 1294}
EAC 0.95pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Here Garbarek is approaching the extremes of his style, appearing once again with the Jan Garbarek Group. He has his usual stark, meditative pieces, interspersed with some cutting-edge work, occasionally spinning just enough out of control to be exciting. And in other places he ventures headlong into the syrupy fields of Kenny G.-land. All pieces on this record are titled after quotes from poems by Tomas Transtromer, and though the actual connection to these poems remains tenuous at best, they do add a provocative element to the pieces themselves, which beg for at least some programmatic interpretation. Excellent bass work by Eberhard Weber, particularly on the more avant-garde pieces (e.g., "The Crossing Place" and "One Day in March I Go Down to the Sea and Listen"). Multi-instrumentalist David Torn is primarily responsible for the more aggressive edge this record takes.
Jan Garbarek - It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice (1985) {ECM 1294}

Jan Garbarek - It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice (1985) {ECM 1294}
EAC 0.95pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Here Garbarek is approaching the extremes of his style, appearing once again with the Jan Garbarek Group. He has his usual stark, meditative pieces, interspersed with some cutting-edge work, occasionally spinning just enough out of control to be exciting. And in other places he ventures headlong into the syrupy fields of Kenny G.-land. All pieces on this record are titled after quotes from poems by Tomas Transtromer, and though the actual connection to these poems remains tenuous at best, they do add a provocative element to the pieces themselves, which beg for at least some programmatic interpretation. Excellent bass work by Eberhard Weber, particularly on the more avant-garde pieces (e.g., "The Crossing Place" and "One Day in March I Go Down to the Sea and Listen").
Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert (2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:24 minutes | 4,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This one is very eagerly-awaited: it has been six years since Jan Garbarek’s last album as a leader (“In Praise of Dreams”). And, moreover, this double-album – recorded in Dresden’s Alter Schlachthof in October 2007 – is also the first-ever live set from the highly-popular Garbarek Group. The band, now including Brazilian bassist Yuri Daniel, powers through repertoire old and new, and the Norwegian saxophonist is in top form, his exchanges with Manu Katche’s bold, emphatic drums particularly exciting. Material includes “12 Moons”, “There Were Swallows”, “Voy Cantando”, an ecstatic version of “Paper Nut” (last heard on Shankar’s “Song for Everyone”) and much more. Released in time for Jan’s extensive autumn tour.
Jan Garbarek and Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:08 minutes | 971 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The inspired bringing together of Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble has resulted in consistently inventive music making since 1993. The unprecedented “Officium” album, with Garbarek’s saxophone as a free-ranging ‘fifth voice’ with the Ensemble, gave the first indications of the musical scope and emotional power of this combination.
Ralph Towner - Solstice (1975/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ralph Towner - Solstice (1975/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:06 minutes | 1,46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Considered one of Ralph Towner's greatest albums, this 1975 release features the guitarist leading a quartet consisting of Jan Garbarek on saxophones and flute, Eberhard Weber on bass and cello and drummer Jon Christensen. Towner composed all the songs except for one contribution from Weber.

Ralph Towner - Solstice (1975) {ECM 1060}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 3, 2017
Ralph Towner - Solstice (1975) {ECM 1060}

Ralph Towner - Solstice (1975) {ECM 1060}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975 ECM Records | ECM 1060 / 825 458-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Folk Jazz / Guitar

This is arguably the first recording to fully flesh out the aural expanse for which ECM has come to be known. Although I am well aware of the immense groundswell of musical activity that was the 1970s, certainly an album like this was a refreshing and altogether mind-altering experience for those fortunate enough to be young musical explorers at the time. Featuring a lineup of musicians who would go on to weave ECM’s significance into the fabric of time, Solstice is a tour de force of musicianship, writing, arrangement, and recording.

Jan Garbarek - Works (1984) {ECM}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 28, 2016
Jan Garbarek - Works (1984) {ECM}

Jan Garbarek - Works (1984) {ECM}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 261MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

This limited edition, 'Works Series', gives a reasonable overview of Garbarek's prolific output on ECM over a period of ten years (1970-80). Unusually, three of the eight tracks showcase him playing flute, which would be a rarity now, and both his tenor & soprano sax work is also featured.
Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner & Naná Vasconcelos - If You Look Far Enoug (1993)

Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner & Naná Vasconcelos - If You Look Far Enoug (1993)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:51 min | 136 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Norwegian bassist Andersen's reputation in Europe over the decades is well established. He has appeared on a number of significant recordings, most notably Jan Garbarek's SAGN, and with his own iconoclastic ensemble Masqualero. IF YOU LOOK FAR ENOUGH distills those past endeavors into a most atmospheric, spacious outing. The more traditional elements of Andersen's heritage meet face-to-face with a profoundly European free-jazz sensibility.