Ragas and Sagas

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Ragas and Sagas
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Studio album by
RecordedMay 1990
ProducerManfred Eicher
Jan Garbarek chronology
I Took Up the Runes
Ragas and Sagas

Ragas and Sagas is an album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, featuring Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and musicians from Pakistan released on the ECM label in 1992.[1]


The Allmusic review by Mark W. B. Allender awarded the album 4 stars stating "For aficionados of Indian or Pakistani music, this is a great recording; Garbarek's lines are right in step with the traditional styles of improvisation. Listeners unacquainted with these traditions will find this recording a mesmerizingly exotic disc. Those familiar with Garbarek's work will be very surprised. This is a unique recording for him; one can only hope that he makes further explorations in this vein"[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ustad Fateh Ali Khan except as indicated
  1. "Raga I" - 8:44
  2. "Saga" (Jan Garbarek) - 5:28
  3. "Raga II" - 13:08
  4. "Raga III" - 11:56
  5. "Raga IV" - 12:56



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 3, 2011
  2. ^ a b Allender, M. W. B. Allmusic Review accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 524. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.