In Praise of Dreams

マーケットプレイス価格:¥ 1,592 (税込)

レーベル:Ecm Records
JAN:0602498110683 売上ランキング:音楽で197621位

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  1. As Seen From Above
  2. In Praise Of Dreams
  3. One Goes There Alone
  4. Knot Of Place And Time
  5. If You Go Far Enough
  6. Scene From Afar
  7. Cloud Of Unknowing
  8. Without A Visible Sign
  9. Iceburn
  10. Conversation With A Stone
  11. A Tale Begun
Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek cut his teeth emulating John Coltrane and blowing gales through the muscular compositions of George Russell and open improvisations of Keith Jarrett. But since the mid 1980s, the saxophonist has been making an increasingly rarefied and composed music full of chords suspended in space, harmonies echoing in gothic recesses, and always, wrenching saxophone melodies. In Praise of Dreams is his latest foray into a music that reaches for the mystical. With just Garbarek, some keyboard pads, light percussion from Manu Katché and haunting viola by Kim Kashkashian, In Praise of Dreams is instrumentally sparse, yet deep in emotion and atmosphere. Based mostly on rhythm loops, there's a hypnotic trance quality to Garbarek's compositions, but also a tinge of nostalgia with Kashkashian's wistful violin. You could be in a mediaeval stave church in Norway or a Parisian café circa 1890. Atop it all are Garbarek's saxophones. He builds many of his improvisations off Kashkashian's viola, echoing her melody lines, then spiraling off with his keening soprano saxophone hailing lamentations like a rainstorm and his tenor calling out in a torrent of emotion barely leashed. This isn't a jazz album in the traditional sense, but a tone poem of memory and dreams. --John Diliberto