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Jan Garbarek

ts, ss, *1947 NO, Mysen
Musician / Composer / Producer of Jazz

Jan Garbarek (born 4 March 1947) is a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist, active in the jazz, classical, and world music genres. Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner of war Czesław Garbarek and a Norwegian farmer's daughter. Effectively stateless until the age of seven (there was no automatic grant of citizenship in Norway at that time) Garbarek grew up in Oslo. At 21, he married Vigdis. He is the father of musician and composer Anja Garbarek.

        
Instruments
  • Tenor sax
  • Soprano sax
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
  • Classical
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Parce Mihi Domine on Officium by Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble
'Long As You Know You're Living Yours on Belonging by Keith Jarrett
My Song on My Song by Keith Jarrett
Questar on My Song by Keith Jarrett
Country on My Song by Keith Jarrett
In Praise Of Dreams on In Praise Of Dreams by Jan Garbarek
Requiem For Willy Loman - Live on Concert In Athens by Eleni Karaindrou, Jan Garbarek, Kim Kashkashian & Vangelis Christopoulos
A Tale Begun on In Praise Of Dreams by Jan Garbarek
Red Wind on Visible World by Jan Garbarek
O salutaris hostia on Officium by Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Jazz Jamboree '66 Volume 01Mal Waldron • Karin Krog • Jan Garbarek • Kurt Lindgren2017Album
Hommage À Eberhard WeberPat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Gary Burton, Scott Colley, Danny Gottlieb, Paul McCandless, Michael Gibbs, Helge Sunde, SWR Big Band2015Album
Carta De AmorJan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti / Charlie Haden : Magico2012Album
Sleeper (Tokyo, April 16, 1979)Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen2012Album
DansereJan Garbarek2012Album
Officium NovumJan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble2010Album
ElixirMarilyn Mazur, Jan Garbarek2008Album
Jan Garbarek - MP3 Collection (CD 1)Jan Garbarek2004Compil.
In Praise Of DreamsJan Garbarek2004Album
In Praise Of Dreams (Edits)Jan Garbarek2004Single
Jan Garbarek - MP3 Collection (CD 2)Jan Garbarek2004Compil.
Selected RecordingsJan Garbarek2002Compil.
MnemosyneJan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble1999Album
MnemosyneJan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble1999Album
RitesJan Garbarek1998Album
RitesJan Garbarek1998Album
RitesJan Garbarek1998Album
Visible WorldJan Garbarek1996Album
MadarJan Garbarek / Anouar Brahem / Ustad Shaukat Hussain1994Album
OfficiumJan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble1994Album
OfficiumJan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble1994Album
AtmosMiroslav Vitous, Jan Garbarek1993Album
Ragas And SagasJan Garbarek / Ustad Fateh Ali Khan1992Album
StarJan Garbarek, Miroslav Vitous, Peter Erskine1991Album
I Took Up The RunesJan Garbarek1990Album
RosensfoleAgnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek1989Album
Legend Of The Seven DreamsJan Garbarek1988Album
All Those Born With WingsJan Garbarek1987Album
Ο ΜελισσοκόμοςEleni Karaindrou - Jan Garbarek1986Album
Watching You / Song For EveryoneShankar With Jan Garbarek, Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu1985Album
WorksJan Garbarek1984Compil.
Paths, PrintsJan Garbarek, Bill Frisell, Eberhard Weber, Jon Christensen1982Album
Trip To PrillarguriThe George Russell Sextet Feat. Jan Garbarek1982Album
Folk SongsCharlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti1981Album
EventyrJan Garbarek, Naná Vasconcelos, John Abercrombie1981Album
MagicoCharlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti1980Album
AftenlandJan Garbarek, Kjell Johnsen1980Album
PlacesJan Garbarek1978Album
DisJan Garbarek1977Album
Ingentings BjellerJan Erik Vold, Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen1977Album
Solara March / 'Long As You Know You're Living YoursKeith Jarrett With Jan Garbarek / Charlie Haden1976Single
LuminessenceKeith Jarrett / Jan Garbarek1975Album
ØsterdalsmusikkTorgrim Sollid, Lars Martin Thommassen, Jan Garbarek, Knut Riisnæs, Alf Kjellman, Erling Aksdal, Bjørn Alterhaug, Ole Jacob Hansen1975Album
BelongingJan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen1974Album
Red LantaArt Lande, Jan Garbarek1974Album
Trikkeskinner / Tre Små TingJan Erik Vold / Jan Garbarek1973Single
TriptykonJan Garbarek / Arild Andersen / Edward Vesala1973Album
SartJan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen1971Album
HavJan Erik Vold & Jan Garbarek1971Album
Jan Garbarek Часть 3-4Jan GarbarekAlbum
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