Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Yuri Daniel joins Jan Garbarek's group

Jan Garbarek talks about his new group, on which bassist Eberhard Weber had to be replaced by Yuri Daniel, a Brazilian living in Portgual (Kieler Nachrichten). Weber had a stroke in May and is still recuperating. Classifying his music says more about those who classify it than about the music itself, says Garbarek. If people hear his music as dreamy, it's probably because they like to dream; the melancholy qualities will be felt by those who tend to be melancholy and so on. His collaboration with the record label ECM since 1970 has been a big stroke of luck - for both parties.

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