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Jan Garbarek with Ralph Towner - Dis - 1976 - jazz - mp3 192  Music

Posted by andszulc at Nov. 30, 2005

Jan Garbarek with Ralph Towner - Dis
1976 - jazz - mp3 192
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.

Ralph Towner - Diary (1974) {ECM 1032} [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at June 13, 2011
Ralph Towner - Diary (1974) {ECM 1032} [Repost]

Ralph Towner - Diary (1974) {ECM 1032}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 199MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

This 1974 album was given a well-deserved boost when ECM reissued it in 2001. It's a solo performance with a twist: Towner plays not only 12-string and classical guitars, but also very competent piano. Only "Entry in a Diary" and "Mon Enfant" are unaccompanied guitar solos; the latter, a traditional melody, is also the sole non-original. On four of the remaining six tracks, Towner accompanies himself via overdubs, playing both guitar and piano for an effect vaguely reminiscent of Bill Evans' Conversations With Myself.
Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti / Charlie Haden - Magico-Carta De Amor (2012) [2CD] {ECM 2280/81} [Re-Up]

Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti / Charlie Haden - Magico-Carta De Amor (2012) [2CD] {ECM 2280/81}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 516MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 247MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

A fascinating set from three strong and contrasting musical personalities: Norwegian saxophonist, Brazilian guitarist-pianist, and US bassist making purposeful and creative music together on this previously unreleased live recording. “Carta de Amor” documents music captured at Munich’s Amerika Haus in April, 1981. Two years on from the much-loved albums “Magico” (ECM 1151) and “Folk Songs” (ECM 1170), the trio’s improvisational empathy and sensibilities were further honed by experiences as a touring group. Repertoire includes five pieces from Gismonti’s pen, with the title track heard in two variations, opening and closing this enthralling double album.

Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 10, 2016
Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}

Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 291MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 184MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek took several intriguing stylistic turns early in his career, none more extreme than that shown on Triptykon. While he had always shown an affinity for the work of Albert Ayler and other free jazz musicians who came of age in the '60s, his prior albums retained a more straight-ahead rhythmic drive and more than a passing nod to experimental rock and fusion. Here, he jettisoned guitarist Terje Rypdal and replaced the sometimes overly delicate percussion work of Jon Christensen with the more earthy and heavy sounding Edward Vesala. The result is an expressionist trio drawing on both free improvisation and Scandinavian folk tunes, roaring, stumbling, and reeling, evoking an aural equivalent of Edvard Munch.

Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 9, 2016
Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}

Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 874MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 290MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

A welcome return to the ECM catalog for three of the most striking of the early recordings which Jan Garbarek made for the label in the 1970s. In different but related ways Sart (1971), Witchi-Tai-To (1973) and Dansere (1975) brought freshly intelligent and invigorating perspective to bear on questions of dynamics, group sound, interaction and swing, the relation of improvisation and abstraction to the roots of jazz, and the relevance of archetypal yet freshly inflected folk forms to contemporary music. Two ensembles are heard here – Garbarek/Stenson/Rypdal/Andersen/Christensen on the exploratory Sart, and the spirited Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet, one of the most exciting groups of the era.
Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Mnemosyne (1999) [2CD's] {ECM 1700/1} [Re-Up]

Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Mnemosyne (1999) [2CD's] {ECM 1700/1}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 239MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Folk, World, Jazz

It's been six years since these same performers got together to create one of the decade's more unusual experiments in musical alchemy. Beginning with the raw materials of early music and modern jazz, the four male voices of the Hilliard Ensemble joined with jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek to see what would happen when the proper measure of old music and new style were combined, shaped by the performers' considerable experience and collective aesthetic vision.
Ralph Towner ‎– Solo Concert (1980) ECM Records/ECM 1173 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Ralph Towner ‎– Solo Concert
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: ECM Records/ECM 1173 | Release: 1980 | Genre: Acoustic-Fusion

Ralph Towner’s Solo Concert holds a special place in my ECM-adoring heart, for it was my introduction to a guitarist whose skills have since become staples of my listening life. Lovingly recorded in the open concert spaces of Munich and Zurich, Solo Concert is to the guitar what Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert is to the piano. It’s that good.

Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen - Aftenland (1980) {ECM 1169}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 13, 2016
Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen - Aftenland (1980) {ECM 1169}

Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen - Aftenland (1980) {ECM 1169}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Jan Garbarek is, of course, one of ECM’s longest standing composers and saxophonists, yet he is first and foremost a spectacular improviser who often manages to reach farther than (I imagine) even his own expectations in touching new melodic concepts. Paired with the Spheres-like church organ of Kjell Johnsen, he plumbs the depths of spiritual and physical awareness in a way that few of his albums have since. Here more than anywhere else, he shapes reverberation into its own spiritualism, exploring every curve of his surrounding architecture, every carved piece of wood and masonry.
Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan - Travel Guide (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan - Travel Guide (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 50:36 minutes | 631 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

An international summit meeting, “Travel Guide” features US guitarist Ralph Towner, Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Kazakhstan-born and Australia-raised guitarist Slava Grigoryan. Towner has been a key ECM recording artist for more than 40 years, while Muthspiel and Grigoryan make label debuts here. Grigoryan is well known as the preeminent Australian classical guitarist of his generation, and Muthspiel’s been an important figure on the transatlantic jazz scene for two decades, with his own bands and as a contributor to groups of Gary Burton, Paul Motian and many others. What all three guitarists share is a strong feeling for structure, a sense for lyrical improvisation and a feeling for space, harnessing instrumental technique to very graceful musical ends. Repertoire features five compositions by Towner, and five by Muthspiel.