Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek


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Born: March 04, 1947
Age: 69 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces


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There's a certain phraseology involved in jazz, and I've moved away from that.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails, but that's what we face when we're dealing with improvisation.

Jazz, for me, is a closed circuit, like the term baroque in the world of classical music.

Coltrane was moving out of jazz into something else. And certainly Miles Davis was doing the same thing.

You have to react to what's around you in the moment, whatever the music is. Just think of it as some place you have to enter and you need to find the key.

I feel very strongly when there's no chance for me to find a key to a piece.

If you feel you have the right key, you try to make some phrase or sound that will fit.

The only element of jazz that I keep is improvisation.

When we are on tour we also take chances.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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