Jan Garbarek - Tundra Spirit

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Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek has come to epitomise what’s become known to many as the ‘Nordic tone’ – a crystalline sound with a direct, poetic earthiness. It’s an aesthetic that’s also become the hallmark of renowned German label ECM. As the latter imprint celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Stuart Nicholson spoke to Garbarek about his singular five-decade relationship with Manfred Eicher’s esteemed label

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