Ragas and Sagas

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All Music Guide - Mark W.B. Allender
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark W.B. Allender
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2000
  • Label: Ecm Records
  • UPC: 731451126321
  • Catalog Number: 511263
  • Sales rank: 6,749

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Raga I - Jan Garbarek & Musicians From Pakistan (8:44)
  2. 2 Saga - Jan Garbarek & Musicians From Pakistan (5:28)
  3. 3 Raga II - Jan Garbarek & Musicians From Pakistan (13:08)
  4. 4 Raga III - Jan Garbarek & Musicians From Pakistan (11:56)
  5. 5 Raga IV - Jan Garbarek & Musicians From Pakistan (12:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jan Garbarek Primary Artist, Flute, Soprano, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Manu Katché Drums
Ustad Fateh Ali Khan Vocals, Voices
Deepika Thathaal Vocals, Voices
Shaukat Hussain Tabla
Nazim Ali Khan Sarangui
Jan Garbarek & Musicians From Pakistan Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jan Garbarek Producer
Manfred Eicher Producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug Engineer
Ustad Fateh Ali Khan Composer
Barbara Wojirsch Cover Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    East - West Music Delight

    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.

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