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Album Review

Radio Bévort: Which Craft?

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Pernille Bévort, the Danish saxophonist/composer and singer, has been quietly working her musical charms for over twenty years, as both a mainstay of the Danish big-band scene and leader of impressive small ensembles. Following the stripped-down, straight-ahead Trio Temptations (Gateway Music, 2014), Bévort rekindles her Radio Bévort project, whose Perfect Organisation (Gateway 2011)--with bandoneon player Marcello Nisinman--explored the confluence of jazz and tango nuevo. For Which Craft?, Francesco Cali features on accordion, as Bévort steers her highly attuned octet through ...

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Album Review

Radio Bévort: Which Craft?

Read "Which Craft?" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Music has a strange power to enchant us. In fact, it is unbelievable that vibrations and patterns of sound are able to move our emotions. Danish saxophonist and composer, Pernille Bévort, has captured the mystery of music in the poetically playful title of her latest album Which Craft? It can both be read as a reference to the strange witchcraft of music and a question that asks where music comes from. Bévort herself is firmly planted in ...

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Interview

Pernille Bévort: Roundabouts And Novellas

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It's been over three years since multi-reedist, singer composer and arranger Pernille Bévort released Perfect Organisation (Gateway, 2011), her outstanding bringing together of jazz and tango nuevo that featured bandoneon player Marcelo Nisinman. Bévort, however, hasn't been slacking off in any way in the intervening years, oh no. She's simply been occupied in the execution of jury duty. Sitting on a jury casting judgment on thousands of hopeful artists sounds like the typical talent-spotting shows that clog ...

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Album Review

Bévort 3: Trio Temptations

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Of late, multi-reed player, singer, composer and arranger Pernille Bévort has alternated between the elegant, quirky jazz of the Bévort/Schmidt quartet, and Radio Bévort, a jazz/tango project with bandoneon player Marcelo Nisinman or accordionist Francesco Cali. Playground + 1 (Calibrated, 2007) with Schmidt and Perfect Organisation (Gateway, 2011) with Nisinman represent only part of Bévort's talents, as she also plays, writes and arranges for some of Denmark's most important big bands. This latter facet of Bévort--the union of multiple voices--colors ...

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Extended Analysis

Radio Bevort with Marcelo Nisinman: Perfect Organization

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Radio Bevort with Marcelo Nisinman Perfect Organization Gateway Music 2011 Multi reed player/composer/vocalist Pernille Bévort 's last outing as leader was in 2007, on the impressive Playground 1 (Calibrated), with pianist Marie Louise Schmidt. Bevort, however, hasn't been idle, participating in several big band recordings and performing in a variety of contexts, from her own smaller ensembles to a veritable slew of big bands, including the Danish Radio Big Band with bassist ...

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Interview

Pernille Bevort: Cowboys and Girls

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Since making her recording debut in the mid '90s, saxophonist/composer/arranger/vocalist Pernille Bevort has established herself as one of the leading lights on the Danish jazz scene, with half a dozen recordings as leader under her belt. Playground + 1 (Calibrated, 2007) provides ample proof of her outstanding musicianship, whether on tenor or soprano saxophone, as well as underlining her noteworthy compositional skills. In her native Copenhagen, Bevort brings her energy to duo, quartet, quintet, sextet and larger ensembles, ...

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Album Review

Bevort - Schmidt: Playground + 1

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Playground + 1 is an apt name for this impressive release by this Danish quartet led by saxophonist/vocalist Pernille Bevort and pianist Marie Louis Schmidt, as in many ways a playground bears analogy to a jazz group. In both, freedom exists within boundaries and individual expression thrives within a group identity. There is a collective dependency and there are elements of idiosyncratic behaviour, moments of calm reflection, and, in the midst of the general harmony, there are occasional clashes. In ...


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