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.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

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