Jan Garbarek Quartet – Afric Pepperbird

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from an album Afric Pepperbird (1970)

“Garbarek combines the intensity of Albert Ayler and the economy of Dexter Gordon but reinscribes them with Nordic folkloric allusions, to produce, in producer Manfred Eicher’s words “an alternative to the American approach to jazz,” an approach he champions to this day.” – JazzWisee.


Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone, bass saxophone
Terje Rypdal – guitar
Arild Andersen – double bass
Jon Cristensen – percussion


Label: ECM

Released: 1970