Remember Me, My DearECM
Garbarek blends with the vocal lines – sung captivatingly by the Hilliards – like a fifth voice. With restraint and the greatest of control he wanders and floats through the spaces created by the singers…The early music is not just given a modern sheen. Garbarek explores a space from the inside, but with a sound whose hymnic character and pathos cannot be denied. The music raises the question of what is old and what is new. - Peter Rüedi, Die Weltwoche
25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes a live album from their unforgettable final tour. Remember me, my dear, named for the Scottish ballad which concludes the concert, was recorded in October 2014 at Chiesa della Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Stefano in Bellinzona, in the Ticino canton of Switzerland. The album embodies all the special attributes of this unique alliance between the Norwegian saxophonist and the British vocal ensemble.
Jan Garbarek and Hilliard Ensemble, A unique pairing reunites for a farewell tour - 'Remember Me, My Dear' / KIND OF JAZZ
It's hard to believe, but Officium - the first collaboration between Norwegian saxophonist, Jan Garbarek, and the English vocal group, the Hilliard Ensemble, took place twenty-five years ago, back in 1994. That album, perhaps against all odds, achieved crossover success, helping to bring jazz - and indeed choral singing - to new audiences worldwide. Twenty years, and three albums later, the two parties r...
Jan Gabarek with The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember me, my dear - makes PublicRadio90: Classiclectic 2019 Year's End List
Classical Music has transformed. The doors have been thrown open wide, allowing for a multitude of sounds, voices, performers to be heard, and experiences to explore. And, as Hans Christian Andersen said, "Where words fail, music speaks." In increasingly turbulent times, music is not just a balm for the soul, but a tool for expression against oppression and a vehicle for a message.&...
Jan Garbarek and Hilliard Ensemble, Remember Me, My Dear makes Sequenza 21: Best Recordings of 2019
25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes a live album from their unforgettable final tour. Remember me, my dear, named for the Scottish ballad which concludes the concert, was recorded in October 2014 at Chiesa della Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Stefano in Bellinzona, in the Ticino canton of Switzerland. The album embodies all...
The Hilliard Ensemble, Jan Garbarek 'We Are The Stars' from 'Remember Me My Dear' makes 'The Best of Echoes 2019'
The end of the year is coming and that means it's time for the Best of Echoes 2019. Join us as we play our Top 25 albums from this past year. It's sure to include music by The Hilliard Ensemble & Jan Garbarek 'We Are The Stars' from Remember Me My Dear. 25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes a l...
Jan Garbarek; The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear makes CD HotList: December picks
Soprano saxophone and all-male vocal quartet is not an obvious combination, but in 1993 jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble were invited by ECM label head Manfred Eicher to get together and try out some collaborative music. The resulting album (Officium) was something of an unexpected hit, and the quintet toured together regularly during the following two decades. This album was recor...
'Remember me, my dear' reunites the atmospheric collaboration of Jan Garbarek and Hilliard Ensemble / JazzTimes
There is rich history to the pairing of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and British early-music vocal team the Hilliard Ensemble, history that resonates in every nuance of their latest (and, we presume, last) collaboration, Remember me, my dear. Garbarek, David James (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Steven Harrold (tenor), and Gordon Jones (baritone) worked together on 1994's stately, e...
A fond farewell from the Hilliards and Jan Garbarek / The Guardian
A live album captures the bestselling collaboration on their final tour. Plus, another superb recording from St John's, Cambridge Who would have guessed that a British male-voice quartet and a Norwegian saxophonist would form a lasting union. It's now 25 years since the Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek joined forces at the suggestion of ECM's founder-impresario, Manfred Eicher, to release Officium,...
Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear makes PublicRadio90: Classiclectic - Genre Fluid Fridays
Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians. Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET. This time we savor new recordings of Mozart, Elgar and Beethoven, and explore the music of Michael Vincent Waller, Jan Garbarek & The Hillia...