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Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)

Born: 4th March 1947, Mysen, Norway

Nationality: Norwegian

Artist's website: https://www.garbarek.com/

Jan Garbarek is a Norwegian jazz saxophonist, who is also active in classical music and world music.

Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner of war, Czesław Garbarek, and a Norwegian farmer's daughter. He grew up in Oslo, stateless until the age of seven, as there was no automatic grant of citizenship in Norway at the time. When he was 21, he married the author Vigdis Garbarek.

Further Reading: Jan Garbarek

 Classic Recordings, Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet - Witchi-Tai-To

With a varied repertoire and unmatched chemistry, Witchi-Tai-To is one of the landmark releases of both the ECM sound and 'Nordic tone', as well as one of Garbarek's favourites of his catalogue.

 Recording of the Week, Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble

Released 25 years after Officium, Remember Me, My Dear is the final album recorded by saxophonist Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble.

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