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New Sounds from the Danish Scene: Nina Baun, Henrik Pultz Melbye, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen & Jesper Thorn

Read "New Sounds from the Danish Scene: Nina Baun, Henrik Pultz Melbye, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen & Jesper Thorn" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

For such a small country, there is an incredibly amount of diversity on the Danish jazz scene and new names and albums pop up all the time while experiments are made with forms and genres. The following four releases cover everything from diverse singer/songwriter vocal jazz to a modern saxophone trio, grand orchestral jazz and a ...

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Jasper Lundgaard / Bob Rockwell / Doug Raney / Henrik Gunde, Aage Tanggaard: Love & Peace: The Music of Harold Parlan

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Maybe it was the mournful sound of the foghorns belonging to the ships passing below the Great Belt Bridge. Or the music he'd just been listening to, and featured on this album. But Harold Parlan's thoughts strayed from the care home where he now lives in the small Danish coastal town of Korsør (pop. 14,501) to ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Strike Up the (Unsung) Bands

Read "Strike Up  the (Unsung) Bands" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The big band era is known for producing a number of enormously successful ensembles whose leaders were household names: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, then on through Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the brothers Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie and, ...

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Bob Rockwell Quartet: Bob's Ben

Read "Bob's Ben" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Bob's Ben è il disco del risveglio. Basta il caldo abbraccio di un sax tenore per ricordarci la figura imponente (in tutti i sensi) di un musicista che, cappello e sax, un'aria triste e solitaria, tanto alcol nelle vene, ha segnato la storia di uno strumento. E non solo. Come “Big Ben", Bob Rockwell è americano di ...

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The Bob Rockwell 5: Bob's Wilder

Read "Bob's Wilder" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's another album to file under “p" for “pleasant surprises." Bob Rockwell, an American saxophonist who traveled to Denmark as a young man and has lived there ever since (which may explain the omission of his name in both the New Grove Dictionary and Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz ), is a persuasive modernist on tenor or ...