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This article is about the album by Jan Garbarek. For the song by Brewer & Shipley, see Weeds (Brewer & Shipley).
The original 1969 song was written and performed by Jim Pepper.
Studio album by Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet
Released 1974
Recorded November 27 & 28, 1973 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway
Genre Jazz
Length 45:46
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Jan Garbarek chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Witchi-Tai-To is an album by the Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet released on the ECM label and performed by Garbarek, Stenson, Palle Danielsson, and Jon Christensen.[3]


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awards the album 4½ stars and states "Long before he became the standard-bearer for the 'ECM sound,' churning out discs with a mildly medieval or Scandinavian flavor spiced with enough new age fluff to guarantee sales, Jan Garbarek produced a string of superb albums, culminating in Witchi-Tai-To, his masterpiece... He might never have reached similar heights since, but Witchi-Tai-To, along with Dave Holland's Conference of the Birds, is one of the two finest jazz albums that ECM ever released, and simply one of the very top jazz albums of the '70s".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A.I.R." (Carla Bley) - 8:15
  2. "Kukka" (Palle Danielsson) - 4:32
  3. "Hasta Siempre" (Carlos Puebla) - 8:10
  4. "Witchi-Tai-To" (Jim Pepper) - 4:24
  5. "Desireless" (Don Cherry) - 20:25



  1. ^ Olewnick, Brian (2011). "Witchi-Tai-To - Jan Garbarek | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 81. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ ECM catalogue accessed 4 November 2009
  4. ^ Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed 4 November 2009