Norwegian Sound — Jan Garbarek Group Feat. Trilok Gurtu
His saxophone tone is immediately recognizable: Jan Garbarek, improviser, composer, and resourceful bandleader, from the small Norwegian town of Mysen. With his first album recorded in 1970, Garbarek started out with expressive music of the 70s with distorted electric guitars and free rock grooves, but world music influences also shone through. He has also played jazz influenced by rock music from 1974 to 1979 alongside Keith Jarrett in his European Quartet. Despite the relatively short period of time, this band left huge traces in jazz history and is still legendary today.
Garbarek has always been fascinated by wind instruments and rhythms from different countries. Indian, Arabic, African, Brazilian, and Japanese music—they all inspire him and provide the special shades in his saxophone sound. Both on the soprano saxophone—Garbarek plays the curved version, which looks as if a normal saxophone has been washed a little too hot—and on the tenor saxophone, he has his distinctive sound with a certain sharpness. This has always been the trademark of his Jan Garbarek Group.
After celebrating his 75th birthday in in 2022, Gabarek is back on European stages with his group—including Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu.
Tickets are CHF 38.20-97.90.