A new box set of early albums captures Jan Garbarek's forming saxophone sound — austere and astringent. Roberto Massoti/ECM Records hide caption

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The Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek (center) say they decide nothing before playing a piece. © Paolo Soriani/ECM Records hide caption

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