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Soren Bebe: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Danish pianist Søren Bebe plays a melancholy, minimalistic music almost shorn of rhythm. It is gentle and flowing and easy to get lost in. When one of his pieces ends, it can be like waking from a dream. “But is it jazz?" The jury is still out on that one and will be for some time to come. Bebe's music is certainly in the tradition of Esbjørn Svensson and Tord Gustavsen, who were eventually, albeit perhaps unwillingly, ...

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Soren Bebe: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

A yearning reticence lies at the heart of Echoes, Norwegian pianist Soren Bebe's sixth trio disc. Stark yet beautiful at all times, Echoes follows in the spacious, introverted soundscapes of fellow Danish pianistsTord Gustavsen and the late Esbjorn Svensson. Neo-classical in structure yet open to the tides, the Bebe written title track leads off Echoes and plants you immediately into the whispery, twilight impressionism that is the pianist's forte. Suggesting images of a swaying, debutante ball, the trio--Bebe ...

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Søren Bebe / Jakob Buchanan / Kasper Tagel: Gone

Read "Gone" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

It would be good if more non-jazzers under the age of 90 could also appreciate how little hardship there is in being totally absorbed by original music from a group like BeBuTa. Gone , from pianist Søren Bebe's trio plus guests is a real swell of reactions and contemplations that makes life feel a little less shallow than the virtual love we're all drowning under with selfie obsession. Gone would also make a surprise score for the next Aldi (or ...

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Soren Bebe Trio: A Song For You

Read "A Song For You" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Danish pianist Søren Bebe has carved a niche for himself with his particular brand of mournful Nordic ballads, which have enchanted not only Europeans, but also a Japanese audience that has embraced the bittersweet nostalgia that imbues many of his compositions. Thus, it is no coincidence that the Japanese label, Spice of Life, picked up the release A Song For You, an album that sees Bebe in the familiar company of his trio with electric bassist Niels Ryde ...

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Soren Bebe Trio: From Out Here

Read "From Out Here" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Like the derelict buildings that are placed in the background on the cover of From Out Here, Danish pianist Søren Bebe's music carries the timely imprint of a melancholy longing that arises from neglect and the sense of a void that can't be filled. But it is also imbued with sweetness and nostalgia, another aspect of historical time. Bebe previously released Searching (Music Mecca, 2008), with bassist Niels Ryde and drummer Anders Mogensen; here the trio refines ...


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