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Girls in Airports: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Thanks in large part to labels like ECM, Odin Records and Rune Grammofon, jazz fans in the US have become familiar with a many Norwegian and Scandinavian jazz artists. Copenhagen based Girls in Airports has not been one of those groups but it's about time the quintet broke into this market. The group debuted with a self-produced, self-titled album in 2010. Then a quartet, an additional percussionist joined with their sophomore release. Live is their fifth album and is culled ...

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Girls in Airports: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Roger Farbey


The fifth album by the Danish crossover band Girls In Airports was recorded during three live shows in Germany in April 2017. The audience applause (and cheering) is included at the conclusion of some tracks. The album opens with “Kantine" a slow-burner which inexorably builds tension and gravitas, releasing a crescendo of energy midway and ultimately returning to its stately beginnings, all the time dominated by the two horns, frequently playing in unison.“Kaikoura" the title track of the ...

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Girls in Airports: Fables

Read "Fables" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Copenhagen quartet Girls in Airport is in fine form on Fables, its fourth release, and first on the Edition Records label. There are fewer big tunes than before although the band's trademark melodic hooks and rhythmic drive, its understated lyricism and hypnotic grooves are all present in abundance. What's been brought into sharper focus is the emotional currency in the writing and a narrative thread that seems to flow through these nine compositions. Significantly too, the percussive bite that Victor ...

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Girls in Airports: Kaikoura

Read "Kaikoura" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Since releasing its self-titled debut in 2010, the Danish group Girls in Airports has managed to create their own expression, a unique blend of Nordic jazz lyricism, indie-rock influences and sounds from around the world, including the pentatonic scales of Ethiopian music, dub sounds of Jamaica and Brazilian rhythms. This is truly a globalized band if there ever was one. The group's aesthetic foundation relies on the natural melodies of saxophonist and composer Martin Stender, but the ...

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Girls in Airports: Girls in Airports

Read "Girls in Airports" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


The influence of world music has been somewhat rare in Danish jazz, with the notable exception of Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra, which for several years has incorporated Asian music and African folklore into their particular bouncing brand of avant-garde wilderness. The arrival of Girls in Airports signals an altogether different approach to merging different sounds from around the world, an approach that is decidedly influenced by the new Danish melancholy practiced by the likes of guitarist Jakob Bro and ...


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