Rites (album)

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Rites
Studio album by Jan Garbarek
Released 1999
Recorded March 1998
Genre Jazz
Length 98:15
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Jan Garbarek chronology
Visible World
(1995)
Rites
(1998)
Mnemosyne
(1998)

Rites is a double album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek recorded in 1998 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "On one collection, listeners get music for prayer, contemplation, and grief, as well as a funky European read of indigenous music for moving to and celebrating. Clearly this is what sets Rites above Garbarek's other recordings, him taking that balance he possessed so early in his career back again and putting it to work in a near-sacred setting".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jan Garbarek except as indicated

Disc One:

  1. "Rites" - 8:29
  2. "Where the Rivers Meet" - 7:02
  3. "Vast Plain, Clouds" - 5:55
  4. "So Mild the Wind, So Meek the Water" - 6:11
  5. "Song, Tread Lightly" - 7:45
  6. "It's OK to Listen to the Gray Voice" - 6:45
  7. "Her Wild Ways" - 6:46

Disc Two:

  1. "It's High Time" - 3:36
  2. "One Ying for Every Yang" - 6:36
  3. "Pan" - 6:13
  4. "We Are the Stars" - 5:03
  5. "The Moon Over Mtatsminda" (Jansug Kakhidze) - 4:02
  6. "Malinye" (Don Cherry) - 6:22
  7. "The White Clown" - 3:47
  8. "Evenly They Danced" - 5:18
  9. "Last Rite" - 8:25
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in March 1998 except Disc Two - track 5 recorded in Tbilisi.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 3, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed October 3, 2011