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Sarah Elgeti Quintet: Into The Open

Read "Into The Open" reviewed by Edward Blanco

From the Danish Radio (DR) Big band--directed by such greats as Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer and Jim McNeely--to the jazz environment of Copenhagen's Café Montmarte, Denmark has been at the forefront in nurturing and producing some of the finest jazz musicians in Europe and, indeed, the world. Saxophonist/flautist Sarah Elgeti is the latest Danish wonder to emerge on the international stage, astounding critics with Into the Open, by her all-Danish quintet. Elgeti wields her sax like a veteran journeyman, pens ...

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Rasmus Ehlers featuring George Garzone: As Played by Ear

Read "As Played by Ear" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There are certain constellations which seem to bring out the best in an already accomplished musician. Just think of the great rhythm sections of Art Pepper, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, and it's evident that individual mastery isn't all that is required to make magic. A superior sense of group interplay is also needed to aspire to improvisation that reaches beyond the easy effects-laden fireworks of an individual's technical mastery. Boston-based tenor saxophonist George Garzone has certainly ...

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Petrus Kapell: A Call For Silence

Read "A Call For Silence" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Whatever the reason may be, the influence of country music is rarely heard among modern jazz guitarists. Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny are among the relatively few that have explored the legacy of bluegrass and country and transformed it into a singular musical expression. Keeping this is in mind, it is all the more surprising to find Danish guitarist Per Lyhne Løkkegaard cultivating a country-inspired sound that supposedly could only thrive in the heartland of America. Filtering jazz, blues, country ...

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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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