by Jason Crane
For years, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen wanted to bring together her friend, pianist Maggi Olin, and her sister, saxophonist Christine Jensen, for an album celebrating their shared Nordic ancestry. That album is Flurry (ArtistShare, 2007), by their band Nordic Connect. It's another deep and moving recording from the Juno-Award-winning Jensen. All About Jazz contributor Jason Crane talked with Jensen about the Viking feeling, the long road to her present success, and whether or not Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer and Bobby Shew ...read more
by Dan McClenaghan
Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen's profile has risen on her featured soloist work with the Maria Schneider Orchestra. She has her own career as a leader--her At Sea (ArtistShare, '06) garnered several glowing reviews on this website. Her Nordic Connect outing, Flurry should lift that profile to the highest level.Jensen has teamed with her sister, alto saxophonist Christine Jensen, pianist Maggi Olin, drummer Jon Wikan and bassist Mattias Welin. All of the band members have a genetic connect" to the ...read more
by Russ Musto
Ingrid Jensen's ArtistShare debut offers a fresh insight into a worldly trumpeter already established as a formidable player in the hard bop idiom. On At Sea she embarks on a journey into the often treacherous territory of post-Miles electro/acoustic jazz (where other trumpeters' individual voices are frequently eclipsed) and proves that she is a truly original composer.
Dispensing with the customary front-line foil of a saxophonist, Jensen surrounds her sound with Geoff Keezer's orchestral keyboard accompaniment. The title track is ...read more
by Jim Santella
With her latest recording, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen shares her interpretation of several fresh originals and two jazz standards. Jensen pays close attention to her instrument's tone quality and achieves only the best.
But it takes more than a quick listen to hone in on the genuine spirit that the trumpeter and her sidemen convey on At Sea. Dreamy landscapes come intertwined with hot trumpet romps and mellow flugelhorn cascades that paint vivid pictures. Impressions abound. Jensen's horn lets ...read more
by John Kelman
In writing about trumpeter Ingrid Jensen's Here on Earth, I concluded with this thought: While Jensen's style is distinctive, and she is a capable leader who surrounds herself with performers who understand the importance of interplay, one walks away... feeling that there is more to be seen, that she has yet to deliver a definitive statement.
With At Sea she delivers that definitive statement. While she shares compositional credit with others, including band mate/keyboardist Geoffrey Keezer and Cole Porter, there's ...read more
by Michael P. Gladstone
Trumpeter/flugelhornist Ingrid Jensen continues to impress with At Sea, her fifth album since 1994. She has done many sessions as a sideman and made several appearances on the BET Jazz Channel; not only is she a composer and bandleader, but also an educator. At age 25, she was the youngest professor at Austria's Bruckner Conservatory. Through the assistance of her friend and orchestra leader Maria Schneider, Jensen is now affiliated with ArtistShare.
The strategic mix of At Sea ...read more