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Fabio Giachino: North Clouds

Read "North Clouds" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Fabio Giachino è senza ombra di dubbio un pianista dotato di eccezionali qualità musicali. Provvisto di una notevole tecnica, il suo tocco è muscolare, il timbro è lucente; la scorrevolezza del fraseggio -brillante, ricco di idee, sempre dotato di coerenza e pungente incisività -si esprime con decisione e perfetta aderenza alla sintassi mainstream di stampo afroamericana ...

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Copenhagen
July, 8-10, 2014

The ten-day Copenhagen Jazz Festival, with its 1,200 concerts, is maybe the largest of its kind in Europe. This number of concerts is the consequence of a unique concept. The core of the festival, with some international headliners, is a relatively small scale ...

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Valby Summer Jazz: Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6-13, 2013

Read "Valby Summer Jazz: Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6-13, 2013" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Valby Summer Jazz
Prøvehallen in Valby and The Betty Nansen Theatre
Copenhagen, Denmark
July 6-13, 2013

In a time of financial crisis, the solution to many festivals seems to be to cut down on the experimental budget and ambitions and focus on familiar names that are sure to attract a sizeable audience. While Valby ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Valby Summer Jazz Festival Reinvents Jazz In Copenhagen This July

Valby Summer Jazz Festival Reinvents Jazz In Copenhagen This July

In 2012, many stars such as Randy Brecker, Jim Hall and Lee Konitz gave lustre to Valby Summer Jazz. This year the festival once again strives to reinvent and introduce jazz music to new audiences in meetings between great jazz masters and some of the best classical acts, DJ’s, pop vocalists and crooners. Benjamin Koppel presents his ...

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Valby Summer Jazz 2012: Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6-15, 2012

Read "Valby Summer Jazz 2012: Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6-15, 2012" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Valby Summer Jazz
Prøvehallen in Valby and The Betty Nansen Theatre
Copenhagen, Denmark
July 6-15, 2012

Good things tend to grow, at least when there's passion and dedication involved, and Valby Summer Jazz, which primarily takes place at the outskirts of Copenhagen in the suburb of Valby, is indeed a labor of love that ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Jakob Baekgaard's Best Danish Releases of 2010

Read "Jakob Baekgaard's Best Danish Releases of 2010" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The Danish jazz scene has evolved tremendously during recent years. The recurring Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a testament to the strength of the Danish jazz scene and its ability to soak up influences from outside. Openness towards musical influences is also reflected in this year's harvest of the best Danish records, which often bring in American ...

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Benjamin Koppel: The Poetic Principle

Read "The Poetic Principle" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Benjamin Koppel è un sassofonista danese che a quindici anni forma la sua prima band, a diciotto incide il suo primo disco, oggi a trentatre anni vanta più di venti incisioni a suo nome, è il più premiato musicista danese della sua generazione oltre che il fondatore dell'etichetta Cowbell Music, ossia musica di qualità (jazz, crossover, classica o ...

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Hans Ulrik / Benjamin Koppel / Jon Balke / Palle Danielsson / Alex Riel: The Adventures of a Polar Expedition

Read "The Adventures of a Polar Expedition" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The exploration of arctic landscapes has always fascinated mankind, and both paintings and literature testify to man's longings for the icy unknown. However, few musicians have tried to translate the adventures of the arctic explorers into sound.

Danish saxophonist Benjamin Koppel's ambitious The Adventure of a Polar Expedition sets out to right that ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

A Beautiful Friendship: Benjamin Koppel and Kenny Werner

Read "A Beautiful Friendship: Benjamin Koppel and Kenny Werner" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

A good friendship is all about communication--two people being able to understand and correspond with each other, creating a sense of togetherness which leaves room for the kind of conversation that goes beyond the mere chitchat of everyday life.

Pianist Kenny Werner and saxophonist Benjamin Koppel have developed a unique musical friendship. Strong ...