Triptykon (album)

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Studio album by Jan Garbarek
Released 1973
Recorded November 8, 1972
Studio Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 42:19
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 3/5 stars[2]

Triptykon is the fourth album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, his third release on the ECM label, and is performed by Garbarek with Arild Andersen and Edward Vesala.[3]


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awards the album 4½ stars and states "Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek took several intriguing stylistic turns early in his career, none more extreme than that shown on Triptykon... an expressionist trio drawing on both free improvisation and Scandinavian folk tunes, roaring, stumbling, and reeling, evoking an aural equivalent of Edvard Munch. Garbarek's work on all his reeds is assured and imaginative, even as the context is often dark and bleak... Highly recommended".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jan Garbarek, Arild Anderson, Edward Vesala except where noted.

  1. "Rim" – 10:33
  2. "Selje" – 2:16
  3. "J.E.V." – 7:28
  4. "Sang" – 2:45
  5. "Triptykon" – 12:46
  6. "Etu Hei!" (Garbarek, Vesala) – 2:20
  7. "Bruremarsj" (Traditional) – 4:13



  1. ^ a b Olewnick, Brian (2011). "Triptykon – Jan Garbarek | AllMusic". 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 Records catalogue accessed 4 November 2009