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Mads Vinding: Bubbles & Ballads / Bass & Bones

Read "Mads Vinding: Bubbles & Ballads / Bass & Bones" reviewed by Chris Mosey


With the death of Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen in 2005, the keys to the kingdom of double bass playing in Denmark passed at long last to Mads Vinding. Only two years separated the two men--Pedersen was born in 1946, Vinding in 1948--but “young" Vinding always found himself in the giant shadow cast by Pedersen. Both men were at different times house bassist at Copenhagen's renowned Montmartre jazz club, accompanying some of the best instrumentalists in the world. Both ...

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Album Review

The Mads Vinding Trio: Six Hands, Three Minds, One Heart

Read "Six Hands, Three Minds, One Heart" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As the album’s title indicates, any member of this near–clairvoyant trio could be its nominal leader, as the three work together like a well–oiled machine throughout this marvelous session, recorded live in June ’99 at the Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark. But bassist Vinding has worked before in trio settings with award–winning drummer Riel (in fact, they’ve been playing together for about thirty–five years, or roughly as long as pianist Carsten Dahl has been breathing) so it’s his name that appears ...

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Mads Vinding Trio: Six Hands Three Minds One Heart

Read "Six Hands Three Minds One Heart" reviewed by David Adler


This Danish trio, led by veteran bassist Mads Vinding, also features the veteran drummer Alex Riel and the younger, up-and-coming pianist Carsten Dahl. Recorded on a single evening in June 1999 at Copenhagen’s Jazzhouse, the disc unfolds like a well-crafted story. The trio takes “I Hear a Rhapsody," “All Blues," and “Autumn Leaves" all at a nice gallop, showcasing Dahl’s monstrous chops and angular harmonic sense. But this is more than mere blowing. Not only is there highly sensitive communication ...

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Mads Vinding Trio / Bob Brookmeyer & Mads Vinding: Daddio Don / Together

Read "Daddio Don / Together" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Close Spaces. These two recordings find Scandinavian bassist Mads Vinding operating in the relatively close spaces of the jazz trio and duo. Vinding is a kind of Nordic George Mraz, playing with a rare full-throated and confident tone capable of providing the environment of a full rhythm section while in the absence of such. Vinding is comfortable in these small settings, a comfort reflected on these two recordings.

Trio Theory. Daddio Don is a serene collection of standards driven by ...

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Mads Vinding: The Kingdom

Read "The Kingdom" reviewed by Jim Santella


If this session were to be described in just one word, that would be “Power." Hard-bop specialists Mads Vinding and Alex Riel have both recorded with Dexter Gordon and have each played powerful, yet straight-ahead jazz for over thirty years. Drummer Riel has worked with hard bop leaders such as Jackie McLean, Michael Brecker, Kenny Drew, and Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis. Bassist Vinding, similarly, has worked with Johnny Griffin, Ed Thigpen, the Ernie Wilkins big band, and Duke ...


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