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Take Five with OrgelDuo

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About OrgelDuo

Armed with drums and a hammond organ, the masterminds Daniel Sommer and Simon Eskildsen want to guide listeners and readers in their new homemade universe. Simon and Daniel are both professional musicians with several critically acclaimed albums behind them. Now they are investigating and developing the Organduo format—a comic book / record ...

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Paolo Russo bandoneon

PAOLO RUSSO - pianist, bandoneonist and composer Welcome to Paolo Russo’s unique music universe: a journey across Italian flavours, classical tones, Nordic landscapes, free improvisations, with a distant echo of Argentinean tango. Born in Pescara (Italy) in 1969, he lives in Copenhagen (Denmark) since 1996. He started his studies with the cembalist Chiara Tiboni and graduated at “Conservatorio L. D’Annunzio” in Pescara, in 1993 (teacher: Rachele Marchegiani). In 2002, he graduated at the prestigious Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen. During the past 21 years, he developed a very intense music activity, with performances all around Europe, as well as Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Japan, Faroe Islands, Thailand, Tanzania, Mozambique, Algeria, Russia, USA, Greenland and Cuba

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Hr & Fru OrgelDuo Travels the World Vinyl & Comicbook Available now at Bandcamp!

Hr & Fru OrgelDuo Travels the World Vinyl & Comicbook Available now at Bandcamp!

Hr og Fru OrgelDuo Travels the World is the debut album of the danish band OrgelDuo. Armed with drums and a hammond organ, the masterminds Daniel Sommer and Simon Eskildsen want to guide listeners and readers in their new homemade universe. The two musicians have created an audio-visual experience which tells the story of two retired Danes from a small suburb. ...

OrgelDuo

Hr og Fru OrgelDuo Travels the World is the debut album of the danish band OrgelDuo. Armed with drums and a hammond organ, the masterminds Daniel Sommer and Simon Eskildsen want to guide listeners and readers in their new homemade universe. The two musicians have created an audio-visual experience which tells the story of two retired Danes from a small suburb. Under the names Hr & Fru OrganDuo they travel the world - going on adventures, getting themselves in hairy situations and meeting plenty of exciting people.. Simon Eskildsen and Daniel Sommer are both professional musicians with several critical acclimated albums behind them

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Jakob Sørensen

The Copenhagen based trumpeter Jakob Sørensen released the renowned debut album Bagland in 2015 and the follow up NOMAD back in 2016 with his own quintet playing his own compositions which really sat course for his future sound and career. In 2019 the third album Cirkel was released. Jakob’s work as a composer has been performed from duos to Big Band’s. Jakob has been touring all over Europe and with his own group in Sweden, Germany and Denmark. His style of playing has been compared to the playing of the ECM artist Nils Petter Molvær.


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Stefan Pasborg: A Drummer’s World of Vinyl

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Danish drummer Stefan Pasborg has never been afraid of throwing himself into ambitious experiments. He released the acclaimed triple album Triplepoint (ILK Music, 2007), has played a six-hour concert with his organ funk trio Ibrahim Electric, and translated the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky's universe into atmospheric jazz rock on the album The Firebirds (ILK Music, 2015). ...

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Arturo Mora

Relocated to Copenhagen in late 2017, in his natal Madrid (Spain) he played in the house band of several jam sessions comprising more than 12 years of weekly stage routine. Arturo has played with the likes of Chema Saiz, Juan Camacho (CD La estrategia del tiempo, 2008; CD Artesanía popular, 2016), Sebastián Chames, Angel Rubio, and Inoidel González, as well as with various musicians from the American continent (Riner Scivally, Margaret Stowe, Virginia Ramírez, Brenda Hopkins, Paul Brewer, and Juliet Annerino, with whom he played in New York). He has also contributed original compositions for the jazz fusion band Tet-Quart (CD Silencio, 2010) and his Arturo Mora Group (EP Sign of the Future, 2014).

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Fredrik Lundin

Since arriving on the Danish Jazz scene in 1981 this elegant and explosive musician has been searching relentlessly into the realms of experimental and contemporary music. A truly original and virtuoso voice, performing in bands such as his own 11-piece roots/blues/jazz oriented Fredrik Lundin Overdrive, his quintet Offpiste Gurus, featuring singer Trine-Lise Væring, the quintet Silhouette which he co-leads with altoist Christina von Bülow, the improv-trio Sound of Choice with Hasse Poulsen, the ECM-recording and border-crossing Jon Balke Magnetic North Orchestra, Marilyn Mazur Group, and the so called "beatles-jazz" group Radiostar. Also he is a distinguished composer for contemporary ensembles, theater and jazz groups. He has received several awards and prizes, among them two Danish Music Awards for best jazz album of the year. He has released 8 albums as a leader, and plays as sidemand on about 50 other albums.

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Jacob Anderskov: Into the Mystery

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Music is essentially a mystery. There are multiple ways of shaping sounds and just as many ways of perceiving them. Danish pianist and Associate Professor at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Jacob Anderskov, has examined the possibilities of music from a practical and scholarly point of view for a long time. His research is reflected by ...

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New Monk: Denmark 1963

New Monk: Denmark 1963

On March 5, 1963, Thelonious Monk was in Copenhagen, Denmark, to begin a short European tour. That night, he performed at the city's Odd Fellows Mansion, named for the local branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows that bought the rococo building in 1900. Monk was joined by Charlie Rouse (ts), John Ore (b) and ...