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by Martin McFie
The Jan Harbeck Quartet Jazzhus Montmartre Copenhagen, Denmark August 27, 2020 A few blocks away from the Christiansborg Palace--the seat of the Danish government--in a street filled with bustle and bicycles, is Jazzhus Montmartre, which has been here, or near here, since it began in 1959, that magical year for modern jazz recordings which saw the release of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Hum and Dave Brubeck's Time ...read more
by Jakob Baekgaard
Jan Harbeck is a Danish tenor saxophonist whose debut with his quartet, In the Still of the Night (Stunt, 2008), received a Danish Grammy. At that time, Kresten Osgood was playing the drums. On the quartet's second album, Copenhagen Nocturne (Stunt, 2011), he was replaced by Anders Holm, but otherwise the line-up with bassist Eske Nørrelykke and pianist Henrik Gunde was intact. On these two albums, the musicians perfected a stylish noir universe of softly swinging jazz with interpretations of ...read more