Garbarek Towner

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 20, 2017
Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}
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Genre: Classical, Jazz

After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner’s touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album – recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher – follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line. It features finely-honed new compositions as well as a pair of tunes (“Shard” and “Rewind”) from the songbook of Oregon, a dedication to the late Paul Bley (“Blue As In Bley”) and a single standard – Victor Young’s “My Foolish Heart” which Towner first came to love in Bill Evans’s interpretation.

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 5, 2017
Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) [TR24][OF]

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 40:22 min | 709 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner's touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album - recorded at Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher - follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line.
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}
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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}
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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}
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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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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, 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.

Jan Garbarek - Works (1984) {ECM}  Music

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

Jan Garbarek - Works (1984) {ECM}
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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.
Marilyn Mazur & Jan Garbarek - Elixir (2008) {ECM 1962} [Repost]

Marilyn Mazur & Jan Garbarek - Elixir (2008) {ECM 1962}
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Elixir is the first album Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur has recorded as a leader for ECM in 14 years. It is an interesting number for Mazur, because she has also spent 14 years as a member of saxophonist Jan Garbarek's recording and touring ensembles. He appears on about half of Elixir as Mazur's only collaborator (apart from producer Manfred Eicher). That said, the solo pieces are the first remarkable aspect of this set. When Mazur works alone, her pieces defy everything we think we know about solo percussion recordings: there is a warmth and directness in these proceedings that is songlike rather than merely hypnotic or virtuosic.