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Jakob Baekgaard's Best Danish Releases of 2010

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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 ...

Emil de Waal: Live +

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Multi-instrumentalist Emil de Waal's Live + represents both the mirror image and logical continuation of his previous release, Emil de Waal + (RMK Records, 2005). The earlier record used the computer as a member of the band in a studio setting. This offering takes the concept further by recording his jazz electronic live shows in Denmark, ...

Emil de Waal: Emil de Waal +

Read "Emil de Waal +" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Emil de Waal + is another release from the “what is jazz?/is it jazz? category that has come my way recently, along with Mandarin Movie, Patina, and Dada Ear Ink. The common characteristics connecting them are the appearance of nonmusical sounds (electronica, including processed voice) and use of standard musical instruments in nonstandard ways. This release ...