Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

DW Jazz Live shows: The Jan Garbarek Group

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“We make good music sound higher — at the least we attempt,” says the caption on the Norwegian jazzsaxophonist’s web site. Garbarek’s description of his music is arguably very humble, contemplating the gorgeous sounds he and his group of musicians have produced within the final many years.

This episode includes a stay recording of a live performance by the Jan Garbarek Group on the 2021 Jazzfest in Bonn. The musicians embrace Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu, German jazz pianist Rainer Brüninghaus and Brazilian bassist Yuri Daniel.

Garbarek was born in 1947 to a Polish father and a Norwegian mom. Having educated as a classical musician, he’s identified for mixing influences and right now additionally dabbles in world music and attracts from Scandinavian folks music. His well-known albums embrace “Afric Pepperbird” (1971), “Eventyr” (1981) and “Officium” (1994).

He has additionally recorded music with numerous musicians from South Asia, together with “Track for Everybody” (1985) with Indian violinist L. Shankar and “Ragas and Sagas” (1992) with Pakistani vocalist Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan.

What’s jazz?

Along with Garbarek, this system options a number of different massive names in jazz: Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu, for instance. Gurtu, the son of legendary Indian classical vocalist Shobha Gurtu, combines his Indian roots with Western influences, creating a unique form of music.

So does he play jazz? Gurtu’s reply solely raises extra questions.

India-born drummer Trilok Gurtu is predicated in Hamburg, GermanyImage: Dumitru Doru/dpa/image alliance

“What’s jazz? It is only a title. And everyone is giving a lot significance to jazz. We do not play jazz right here. With Jan I do not … no person intends to play jazz. And no person has the slimmest thought, the slightest thought, what’s jazz,” he informed DW on the sidelines of the live performance.

Gurtu attracts closely on the Indian music custom in explaining his reply. “It is develop into a faith to name the whole lot jazz. What’s jazz? Improvised music. Have you learnt how improvised Indian music is? Ninety % of Indian music is improvised, and other people do not know that. African music. If there was no Africa, and if there was no Bach, there would not be jazz in any respect.”

Worldwide music

The Garbarek Group’s live performance proves that jazz is a confluence of assorted types of music. Group member and legendary German pianist Rainer Brüninghaus’ music is a chief instance. Thought of one of many biggest achievements of the German jazz scene, Brüninghaus’ music “stands for the fusion of jazz, classical music, rock-rhythms, new music and avant-garde,” in response to his web site.

Brüninghaus began enjoying at a younger age, founding a jazz-rock group within the Nineteen Seventies after which shifting on to what his web site describes because the “classically influenced emancipation of European jazz.” He’s additionally a composer, writing for piano, symphony and brass orchestras.

Brazilian bassist Yuri Daniel additionally options on this program. Born in 1966 in Recife, in northeastern Brazil, Daniel made a reputation for himself in Portugal’s jazz scene, the place he labored with jazz musicians like singers Maria Joao, Dulce Pontes and Amelia Muge. He joined the Jan Garbarek group in 2007, after the loss of life of the band’s former bassist, Eberhard Weber.

Saxophonist Jan Garbarek likes to blur the traces between classical and world musicImage: Cristian Cristel/Xinhua Information Company/image alliance

What you may be listening to

Lastly, here is a fast overview of what is going on to be featured on this program that was recorded on the 2021 Jazzfest in Bonn.

We’ll be listening to 2 items by the Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek that characteristic the Indian drummer Trilok Gurtu. They’re referred to as “Molde Canticle,” elements 1 and a pair of. “Buena Hora, Buenos Vintos” is yet one more gentle quantity that includes the piano and the saxophone.

The primary a part of “Molde Canticle” has by the way additionally been sung by the Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebo, who sang the Olympic anthem when her nation hosted the Winter Olympics in 1994.

Different tracks from the Jazzfest live performance embrace “Medieval” and “Tao,” by Yuri Daniel. “Gula Gula” is adopted by “A’s Ballad” and “Pink Mud.” The musicians wrapped up the live performance with “Recife,” a chunk named after Daniel’s metropolis of start in Brazil, and “Needed to Cry Right now,” a composition by English musicians Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton.

That is it for this particular second version of DW Jazz Live performance hosted by Manasi Gopalakrishnan, produced by Thomas Schmidt and Christian Stäter, and with editorial assist from Anastassia Boutsko. DW and Jazzfest Bonn personal all rights to the music recorded at this live performance in Bonn, 2021.

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