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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows Vol. 25

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Storyville Records, based in Copenhagen, have now completed the Herculean task of re-releasing all the Duke Ellington Treasury Show albums on CD. These are recordings of broadcasts made for the US Treasury Department from 1945 to 1953, to promote the sale of war bonds, often with plugs by Ellington himself, a staunch patriot. Volume 25 is ...

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington In Coventry

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During World War Two, the Germans rained tons of high explosives, including parachute air-mines and incendiary petroleum mines on the English city of Coventry. In addition to factories supporting the British war effort, they destroyed the city's emblematic cathedral. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, took to using “Coventry" as a synonym for mass destruction. Enemy ...

Christina von Bülow: On The Brink Of A Lovely Song

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American saxophonist Lee Konitz first toured Scandinavia in 1961, his wonderfully original saxophone playing leaving a lasting impression on, among many others, an aspiring Danish alto player, Christina von Bülow.

Konitz, who played on the classic Gil Evans/Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool session, is now in his nineties. It is to be ...

Kathrine Windfeld Big Band: Black Swan

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Do opposites really attract? Danish big band leader Kathrine Windfeld's compositions are meticulously worked out in advance, whereas saxophonist Thomas Agergaard, her collaborator on this gig, takes a different, more spontaneous approach.

“Thomas writes quite differently than I do," says Windfeld. “He thrives on the energy of the moment. This is beneficial to ...

Hank Jones: In Copenhagen - Live at Jazzhus Slukefter 1983

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Hank Jones' pianistic style was born out of a fusing of Harlem stride piano with the virtuoso approach of Art Tatum and the harmonic daring of bebop. Jones played with just about everyone in a long and illustrious career but remained modest concerning his musical achievements. When French journalist Francis Marmande, interviewing him in 2010, suggested ...

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Jimmy Dawkins: The Chicago Blues Box 2

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It's a strange but true story: how a French woman schoolteacher, reared on classical music and Gallic chansons, came to play a major role in reviving the fortunes of Chicago blues in the 1970s.

Marcelle Chailleux was introduced to the blues by Jacques Morgantini, a founder member of the Hot Club de France. ...

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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 24

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The early 1950s were a worrying time for Duke Ellington. Musical tastes were changing and big bands were going out of business. Ellington was nervous. “I like to keep a band so I can write and hear the music next day," he said, “The only way you can do that is to pay the band and ...

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Trio 65 1/2: 66 67

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The somber shade of Bill Evans hovers over this album, recorded 1966-67, by three of his fans, Danish musicians, Kenneth Knudsen (keyboards), Ib Lund Nielsen (bass) and Ole Streenberg (drums), who went under the collective moniker Trio 65 ½.

This title, coined by drummer Streenberg, is a play on the title of Evans' ...

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Fonnesbaek & Kauflin: Synesthesia

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Young US pianist Justin Kauflin and Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek share the neurological condition known as synesthesia, in which the senses become mixed. For the two musicians, this means experiencing sounds as colors with their minds' eyes.

They met in jny: Copenhagen for the first time in 2015. Fonnesbaek recalls, “Besides being a ...

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Carsten Dahl Experience: The Ultimate Experience

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Danish pianist Carsten Dahl wears many musical hats. The one worn with the band he calls The Carsten Dahl Experience is that of Free Jazz.

This was a movement that began in the 1950s and continued into the following decade. Musicians such as Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler sought greater freedom ...