Ragas & Sagas (Jan Garbarek)

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July 8, 2009 01:51

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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 / allmusic.com]

ragassagas-thumbUstad Fateh Ali Khan voice
Jan Garbarek soprano and tenor saxophones
Ustad Shaukat Hussain tabla
Ustad Nazim Ali Khan sarangi
Deepika Thathaal voice
Manu Katché drums

Recorded May 1990
ECM 1442

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