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Content by tag "Jonas Westergaard"

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Christian Lillinger’s Grund at Cologne Philharmonic

Read "Christian Lillinger’s Grund at Cologne Philharmonic" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Christian Lillinger's Grund
Cologne Philharmonic
Cologne, Germany
March 18, 2017

Many German cities can boast of a vibrant jazz scene. Cologne is one of the most dynamic of them all, with a widespread foundation of educational institutions, popular clubs and broadcasting. Most important, there's a dedicated, cooperative network of well-schooled, non-conforming ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jakob Buchanan: Requiem

Read "Requiem" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of the defining characteristics of mankind is the awareness of death as a part of the human condition. We all know that we are going to die. This awareness has been an inspiration to many artists and it could be said that art itself is a way of coming to terms with death. This is ...

A New Danish Bassist on Top: Introducing Morten Haxholm

Read "A New Danish Bassist on Top: Introducing Morten Haxholm" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There is little doubt that Denmark has a proud tradition of fostering exceptional bassists -just think of names like Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Jesper Lundgaard, Bo Stief, Jesper Bodilsen and, more recently, Anders Christensen, Jonas Westergaard and Richard Andersson. Add Morten Haxholm to this ever growing list.

Haxholm has been ambitious from the start. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013
jny: Copenhagen, Denmark
July 12-14, 2013
The annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival, with more than a thousand concerts during ten days--spread over more than hundred places and stages across the city--is a special, unique affair. Like other big jazz festivals, it also has its headliners--big names, mostly American, like Terence Blanchard, Richard Bona, ...

Cuong Vu / Chris Speed: From The Pacific Northwest To The Atlantic Northeast And Beyond

Read "Cuong Vu / Chris Speed: From The Pacific Northwest To The Atlantic Northeast And Beyond" reviewed by Robert Iannapollo







Myra Melford's Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone
Firehouse 12
2010

Jakob Anderskov
Agnostic Revelations
ILK
2010

Lovedale
Coziness Kills
ILK
2009


ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Globe Unity: Denmark

Read "Globe Unity: Denmark" reviewed by Tom Greenland







Jesper Løvdal
Free Fall
Ilk
2008

Thunderstrucks
Thunderstrucks
Blackout
2008

Jonas Westergaard
Helgoland
Sundance Music
2008





Denmark has nurtured ...

Torben Snekkestad: Conic Folded

Read "Conic Folded" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Patient jazz can be both restrained and determined. But, maybe the best word to describe the jazz of saxophonist/clarinetist Torben Snekkestad is persistent.

The thirty-something Norwegian reeds man is both a classical and jazz composer playing in the Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet, London Improvisers Orchestra, Trygve Seim Ensemble, and Among Machines with Thomas Stronen. Conic ...


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