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Album Review

Kresten Osgood Quintet: Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz

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One way of getting a handle on a jazz artist's style is a perusal of their “played with," “recorded with" resume. Danish drummer Kresten Osgood has collaborated in the recording studio with the likes of pianists Paul Bley and Masabumi Kikuchi, bassist Mark Dresser and saxophonist Sam Rivers--free-flying iconoclasts all. The drummer/bandleader lives up to that characterisation here. Kristen Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz, a wide-tanging two CD set, explores some lesser-known tunes from some of music history's freer ...

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Album Review

Kresten Osgood Quintet: Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz

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Danish drummer Kresten Osgood achieves the musical equivalent of pay-it-forward with Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz. His ensemble of up-and-coming Copenhagen musicians delivers convincing renditions of some archetypal compositions, plus three originals by the leader. The choice of music on these two discs exposes the quintet to many types of possible criticism. Listeners familiar with the music of Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus most certainly have seminal recordings of these artists burned into their ...

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Live Review

Jazz for Kids: Copenhagen Jazz Festival

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Jazz for Kids: Folkegaven (Kresten Osgood & Lars Greve) and Sun Ra for KidsCopenhagen Jazz Festival Søndermarken Park, Frederiksberg July 10, 2015 The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a massive event, lasting 10 days, offering 1,200 concerts that envelope all corners of the Danish capital and draws an audience of about 250,000 people. Some of them are children, enjoying a special six-day program designed for them, featuring some of the best musicians performing at the festival. ...

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Multiple Reviews

Kresten Osgood: Violet Violets & When I Have You

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Sam Rivers / Ben Street / Kresten Osgood Violet Violets Stunt Records Stunt 2005

As he enters his 80s, Sam Rivers has accomplished the remarkable feat of remaining creatively viable over the course of a 45-plus year career. A free jazz improviser before free jazz improvisation had been given a name, Rivers was sort of the odd man out on the Blue Note roster during the straight-ahead days of its ...


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