Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sunday Music Muse Day - Art Lande, Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet

This Sunday Music Muse Day find us celebrating Mother's Day, so first happy Mother's Day to all mothers, past, present and future. This week's selection are two classic ECM recording with a musician in common.  Art Lande / Jan Garbarek Red Lanta the duet session with Lande on piano and  Garbarek on flutes, soprano and bass saxophones. This is a early ECM release from 1973, with all tunes composed by Art Lande.  It sounds fresh as if recorded yesterday.  I'm seen the cover for years but never cross a copy of the album or CD before, although I have many of recording feature Jan Garbarek as a leader and sideman.

By second selection is Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet, another early ECM recording from 1974.  This features Garbarek as co-leader on soprano and tenor saxophones, with  Bobo stenson on piano, Palle Danielsson on double bass, and Jon Christenson.  I recognize this bass and drum duo from many ECM sessions.  The title tune, Witchi-Tai-To, written by Jim Pepper who ..."adapted the song from an ancient peyote chant that he learned from his Native American grandfather. " I remember it as counter culture anthem covered my many groups like Oregon and others.

So, again, here's wishing everyone a happy, peace, and loving Mother's Day.

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