Marilyn Mazur & Jan Garbarek: Dunun Song


Dunun Song


Marilyn Mazur (percussion) and Jan Garbarek (tenor sax)


Elixir (ECM 1962)

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Marilyn Mazur (percussion), Jan Garbarek (tenor sax).

Composed by Marilyn Mazur


Recorded: Copenhagen, June, 2005


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

Building a recording project around sax and percussion, without bass or chords, is a dicey proposition, but these two artists are sufficient unto themselves. A timeless quality permeates the give-and-take between Garbarek and Mazur. Primal, throbbing, hypnotic . . . this is music more suitable for a ritual than a jazz club. Instead of ordering a drink from the bar, you want to join hands in a circle dance and start chanting. A great performance from two very deep artists.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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