Jan Garbarek has performed in Scotland a number of times, to great acclaim. This year, he will perform at the beautiful venue of Edinburgh's Usher Hall. - A 'must' for all Jazz-lovers!
The Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek had his breakthrough in the 60's and is one of a few select movers and shakers who have taken the African American roots of jazz to re-define a musical language of massive global impact.
Garbarek has created a wholly distinctive sound of his own, creating extraordinary, wide arching melodious compositions; hymnical, suave but stark, serious and lovely, yet introspective.
His haunting soundscapes are simple, convincing and amazingly complex all at the same time, resonant of his Nordic heritage and reflecting a diversity of styles.
He returns with his own quartet, including Rainer Bruninghaus (keyboards), Marilyn Mazur (percussion) and Eberhard Weber (bass).
The European Jazz Network argues that Garbarek's 'Chambermusic-Jazz might well be the most beautiful sound next to silence'.
For more information, please contact the Usher Hall on 0131 228 1155 or visit their web site.
Venue: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Time: 25th November 2004, 8pm.
Tickets: £22.50, £18, 16 (Concessions: £2 off)
(No booking or credit card fee).