Jan Garbarek Quartet ‎– Afric Pepperbird

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1 Scarabée
Composed By – Jan Garbarek
6:15
2 Mah-Jong
Composed By – Arild Andersen
1:53
3 Beast Of Kommodo
Composed By – Jan Garbarek
12:23
4 Blow Away Zone
Composed By – Jan Garbarek
8:38
5 MYB
Composed By – Arild Andersen
1:51
6 Concentus
Composed By – Arild Andersen
0:50
7 Afric Pepperbird
Composed By – Jan Garbarek
7:58
8 Blupp
Composed By – Jon Christensen
1:08

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original German CD reissue without SID codes and with "ECM" typed in red letters on disc


Recorded September 1970
Bendiksen Studio, Oslo

An ECM Production

© ℗ 1970 ECM Records GmbH

CD is manufactured by PDO, Hannover, West Germany. Printed in W. Germany

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  • Barcode: 042284347525
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 2516
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout: 843 475-2 01 +

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ECM 1007 Jan Garbarek Quartet Afric Pepperbird(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM 1007 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ECM 1007, 843 475-2 Jan Garbarek Quartet Afric Pepperbird(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1007, 843 475-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1007, SLP 1410 Jan Garbarek Quartet Afric Pepperbird(LP, Album) ECM Records, Sonet ECM 1007, SLP 1410 Norway 1970 Sell This Version
JPCD9810418 Jan Garbarek Quartet Afric Pepperbird(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD9810418 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
ECM 1007, 843 475-2 Jan Garbarek Quartet Afric Pepperbird(CD, Album, RE, RP) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1007, 843 475-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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September 17, 2013
Review by Brian Olewnick
Long ago, before he achieved relative stardom with his Nordic, somewhat new-agey recreations of medieval music, Jan Garbarek produced a handful of spectacular, robust albums for ECM where the influence of free jazz, particularly Albert Ayler, was paramount. Afric Pepperbird was his first recording for the then fledgling label and it features his quartet at the height of their powers, embellishing his muscular and imaginative compositions with outstanding, individualistic playing. From the eerie keening of the opening "Scarabee," framed by Jon Christensen's pinpoint delicate drums, to the hard-driving "Beast of Kommodo" with the leaders wailing bass sax to Rypdal's manic explorations on Blow Away Zone, this is one stellar effort. Add to that three drop-dead gorgeous miniatures by the great and undersung bassist Arild Andersen and the title track, one of the most deliriously infectious melodies you'll ever hear. Together with Sart, Tryptikon, and Witchi-Tai-To (as well as a prior recording on Flying Dutchman), this album represents the strongest, most aggressive portion of Garbarek's career, before he succumbed to what became known as the ECM aesthetic. Very highly recommended.