Ragas and Sagas

Ragas and Sagas

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by Jan Garbarek
     
 
The saxophone is not an instrument usually associated with Pakistani music. And Pakistanis are not especially famous for collaborating with Norwegians. But that is what listeners have on this incredible recording. The music is predominantly Pakistani in sound, tonality, and structure; voice, sarangi, and tabla improvise along with Garbarek's

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The saxophone is not an instrument usually associated with Pakistani music. And Pakistanis are not especially famous for collaborating with Norwegians. But that is what listeners have on this incredible recording. The music is predominantly Pakistani in sound, tonality, and structure; voice, sarangi, and tabla improvise along with Garbarek's saxophone on every track. For aficionados of Indian or Pakistani music, this is a great recording; Garbarek's lines are right in step with the traditional styles of improvisation. Listeners unacquainted with these traditions will find this recording a mesmerizingly exotic disc. Those familiar with Garbarek's work will be very surprised. This is a completely unique recording for him; one can only hope that he makes further explorations in this vein. ~ Mark W.B. Allender

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2000
Label:
Ecm Records
UPC:
0731451126321
catalogNumber:
511263
Rank:
74684

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Ragas and Sagas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A masterpiece album. Exquisite music. Just delight from beginning to the end. It is a stunning performance. Just like played in heaven. I wish there were more like this.