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Alex Jønsson: Heathland

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Danish guitarist/composer Alex Jonsson returns with the same trio heard on Heart Of Gold: Live In Aarhus (Self Produced, 2016), with bassist Jens Mikkel Madsen and drummer Andreas Skamby. This is a studio recording with richer sound, but the band's music shows considerable growth beyond that. The title tune opens the set, a rubato exercise in three-way communication, which covers a lot of ground in its brief duration. Jønsson employs more electronic processing here, starting with the ghostly, ...

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Alex Jønsson: Heart Of Gold: Live In Aarhus

Read "Heart Of Gold: Live In Aarhus" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Recorded live at a living room concert, Heart of Gold presents an intimate portrait of Danish guitarist/composer Alex Jønsson and his trio. The title tune opens the set: it's not the well known Neil Young song, but it does have an Americana tinge. Drummer Andreas Skamby sets up a pillow of sound using mallets, bassist Jens Mikkel Madsen plays a repeating bass pattern, and Jønsson's guitar sings the tune. When he solos he usually favors single note lines with a ...

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Elliott: Girls with Radical Haircuts

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The three young Danish musicians who comprise Elliott-- guitarist Alex Jønsson and double bassist Jens Mikkel Madsen, two-thirds of the indie-pop-jazz Foyn Trio! with Norwegian vocalist Live Foyn Friis, and trumpeter Jakob Sørensen, are aware of all music that was created in the last one hundred years. As the trio declares: “we already have everything from Billie Holiday to The Beatles and Björk," yet this trio is definite that there is more that it can offer. These ...

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Alex Jonsson 3: The Lost Moose

Read "The Lost Moose" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Danish guitarist Alex Jønsson--currently resides in Gothenburg, Sweden-- recently graduated from the acclaimed Danish Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, but already has a defined and focused aesthetics on his first release as a leader. Jønsson, together with reed player Lars Greve and drummer Christian Windfeld, has managed to create a recording of immediate, light and highly melodic songs, all embodying a reserved Nordic melancholy and thoughtfulness. These songs border on a pop songs sensibility, and it ...


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