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Kristian Borring: Urban Novel

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Danish guitarist Kristian Borring has been based in London since 2006, establishing himself as a leader and sideman on the UK scene. Urban Novel is his second album, his first for the small indie label Jellymould Jazz. Recorded in London in December 2012, Urban Novel is filled with Borring's original compositions and performed by the guitarist in the company of some of the best sidemen in Britain. It's an album that readily enhances Borring's reputation. Borring's debut release, Nausicaa (Ultra Sound Records, 2011), showed him to be a strongly melodic player. On Urban Novel he continues to demonstrate ...

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Kristian Borring: Nausicaa

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Nausicaa is the debut album from London-based Danish guitarist Kristian Borring. It's an assured and confident debut, demonstrating Borring's talents as a composer and player. There are some complex time signatures on display, but they're never overdone and the music remains accessible from the get-go. Borring studied guitar in Holland and in London, gaining a Masters degree from the Guildhall School of Music in 2006. Since then, he's worked with a diverse range of European jazz musicians including saxophonists Tim Garland and Bobby Wellins, bassist Jasper Høiby, a fellow Dane, and vocalists Monika Lidke and Christine Tobin. ...



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