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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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Offpiste Gurus: In Case Of Fire

Read "In Case Of Fire" reviewed by Budd Kopman

And now, as they say, for something completely different. In Case Of Fire is “Scandinavian Indie-Pop Jazz" for want of any other label, by the group Offpiste Gurus (vocalist/poet/songwriter Trinelise Væring, reedman Fredrik Lundin, bassist Thomas Vang and drummer/percussionist Jeppe Gram).

“Offpiste" literally means skiing purposefully on ungroomed trails, that is off the beaten ...

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Fredrik Lundin Overdrive: Choose Your Boots

Read "Choose Your Boots" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Fredrik Lundin’s Choose Your Boots is best described as “rock–Jazz,” generally well–played but encumbered along the way by musically prefabricated special effects and funky rhythms that lend the enterprise a “retro–’70s” ambiance. What it lacks is a clear center of gravity or personality, if you will, that would serve to tie its various ingredients together. Lundin ...