Visible World

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Visible World
Visible World.jpg
Studio album by
Released1996
RecordedJune 1995 at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway
GenreJazz
Length75:14
LabelECM
ProducerManfred Eicher
Jan Garbarek chronology
Officium
(1993)
Visible World
(1996)
Rites
(1998)

Visible World is an album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek recorded in 1995 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Chris Kelsey awarded the album 2½ stars stating "This is quiet, contemplative music for the most part -- attractive, but not superficially pretty. Its grooves are less celebratory than melancholic. There's an intensity here borne of deep concentration and commitment to beauty. Garbarek has come a long way since his early days as a quasi-free jazz experimentalist. This music is not jazz, nor is it experimental. But it is compelling in its way, representative of a first-rate creative musician, beyond category".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jan Garbarek except as indicated
  1. "Red Wind" - 3:52
  2. "The Creek" - 4:30
  3. "The Survivor" - 4:46
  4. "The Healing Smoke" - 7:13
  5. "Visible World (Chiaro)" - 4:07
  6. "Desolate Mountains I" - 6:46
  7. "Desolate Mountains II" - 6:02
  8. "Visible World (Scuro)" - 4:32
  9. "Giulietta" - 3:45
  10. "Desolate Mountains III" - 1:28
  11. "Pygmy Lullaby" (Traditional) - 6:12
  12. "The Quest" - 2:58
  13. "The Arrow" - 4:21
  14. "The Scythe" - 1:48
  15. "Evening Land" (Jan Garbarek, Mari Boine) - 12:29
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in June 1995

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography Archived 2012-09-12 at the Wayback Machine accessed October 3, 2011
  2. ^ a b Kelsey, C. Allmusic Review accessed October 3, 2011