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by Budd Kopman
The Danish jazz scene is very alive and eclectic as shown by Origin, composer and guitarist Morten Kargaard's beautiful album that defies all attempts at attaching a label. The question, What is jazz?" is not answered within the album's musical universe and for that matter, neither is the even wider notion of creative improvised music." Kargaard composed and arranged all of the music for septet with a very interesting instrumentation besides his acoustic guitar: oboe, English ...read more