Folk Songs (Charlie Haden album)

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Folk Songs
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Studio album by Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek & Egberto Gismonti
Released 1981
Recorded November 1979
Genre Jazz
Length 45:25
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Charlie Haden chronology
Folk Songs
Time Remembers One Time Once
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Folk Songs

Folk Songs is an album by bassist Charlie Haden, saxophonist Jan Garbarek and guitarist Egberto Gismonti recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label.[1] The album follows the trio's first recording Magico (1979).


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "One of the better ECM recordings... filled with moody originals, improvisations that blend together jazz and world music, and atmospheric ensembles. This date works well both as superior background music and for close listening".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Folk Song" (Traditional) - 8:12
  2. "Bôdas de Prata" (Egberto Gismonti, Geraldo Carneiro) 4:44
  3. "Cego Aderaldo" - 7:54 (Gismonti)
  4. "Veien" (Jan Garbarek) - 7:50
  5. "Equilibrista" - 8:36 (Gismonti)
  6. "For Turiya" (Charlie Haden) - 7:42
    • Recorded at Talent Studio in Oslo, Norway in November 1979



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 14, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S.Allmusic Review accessed September 14, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 91. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.