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Album Review

Jesper Bodilsen: Scenografie

Read "Scenografie" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


When Danish bassist Jesper Bodilsen stepped out as a leader with the album Short Stories for Dreamers (Stunt, 2009), he proved himself not only as a superbly skilled instrumentalist, but also as a master of subdued poetic moods. Together with trumpeter Peter Asplund, guitarist Ulf Wakenius and vibraphonist Severi Pyysalo, he created an entire universe of sound based around his musical narratives, with plenty of room for contemplation. Bodilsen now returns with an ambitious double disc, Scenografie, ...

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Album Review

Jesper Bodilsen: Short Stories For Dreamers

Read "Short Stories For Dreamers" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


One of the major musical events of 2009 was the international breakthrough of Italian pianist Stefano Bollani's Danish trio with bassist Jesper Bodilsen and drummer Morten Lund. The release of Stone in the Water (ECM, 2009) underlined Bodilsen's unlimited potential, who not only played meticulously, but also contributed two of the album's most beautiful compositions, “Orvieto" and “Edith."

On Short Stories For Dreamers, released on the Danish Stunt label, Bodilsen is on the top of the bill, but the album ...


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