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Marilyn Mazur
Jan Garbarek
Elixir

Marilyn Mazur marimba, bowed vibraphone and waterphone, hang, bells, gongs, cymbals, magic drum, log drum, sheep bells, Indian cowbells, udu drum, various drums and metal-utensils

Jan Garbarek tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
 
Clear
Pathway
Dunun Song
Joy Chant
Bell-Painting
Elixir
Orientales
Metal Dew
Mother Drum
Mountain Breath
Creature Walk
Spirit Of Air
Spirit Of Sun
Sheep Dream
Talking Wind
Totem Dance
The Siren In The Well
River
On The Move
Winter Wish
Clear Recycle

Recorded June 2005
ECM 1962
 
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An album of solos and intimate duos with, as its starting point, the sound of Marilyn Mazur’s percussion instruments, collected from all over the world – each of them allowed to “speak” with its own voice – either alone or in dialogue with Jan Garbarek’s saxophones. The Danish percussionist spent 14 years on the road with the Jan Garbarek Group, appearing on albums including “I Took Up The Runes”, “Twelve Moons”, “Visible Worlds” and “Rites”, but “Elixir” marks the first time that Mazur has established the parameters for their musical collaboration. In these improvisations she continually triggers new responses from Garbarek: yearning melodies, joyful dances, meditations.