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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jesper Lundgaard Trio: 2016

Read "2016" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Danish bassist Jesper Lundgaard likens the making of the latest album with his trio to cooking a successful meal: “Eight new songs, two standards, sax, bass, guitar, three microphones, the recording machine, 12 hours playing, 12 hours mixing, 12 hours design stuff, 12 hours practical stuff, four weeks of waiting, everything stirred thoroughly."

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jesper Lundgaard, featuring Enrico Pieranunzi & Alex Riel: 60 Out Of Shape

Read "60 Out Of Shape" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Back in the glory days the Copenhagen jazz club Montmartre was known as “The Village Vanguard of Europe." In the 1960s some of the biggest names in the music played there: Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz... the list goes on.

And on: Roland Kirk, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, ...

A New Danish Bassist on Top: Introducing Morten Haxholm

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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

Vinterjazz Copenhagen: Carsten Dahl Trio w/ Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson at Jazzhus Montmartre

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Carsten Dahl Trio w/ Reuben Rogers
Vinterjazz 2014
Jazzhus Montmartre
Copenhagen, Denmark
February 20-21, 2014

Vinterjazz

Vinterjazz has the same setup as the Jazzfestival Copenhagen in the summer. It is spread over the whole city but on a smaller scale. During the ten days in February ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The Jazz Coin: Scott Hamilton & John Escreet

Read "The Jazz Coin: Scott Hamilton & John Escreet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Twenty-first century jazz has a greater breadth and depth than any time previously. Granularity in jazz genre has become so reduced that genre designations are almost meaningless. In jazz, we are approaching a time when jazz will no longer be “jazz" but music in the most liberal sense of the word. But, until that time, we ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alex Riel Special Quartet: Full House

Read "Full House" reviewed by Chris Mosey

In 1963, at the tender age of 23, Alex Riel became the house drummer at Montmartre-the Copenhagen jazz club-backing such US giants as Dexter Gordon, Paul Gonsalves, Don Byas, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Kenny Dorham and Archie Shepp.

In 2010, he returned to the legendary Scandinavian venue which had recently reopened as a jazz ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Record-Busting 100+ Bassists Serenade Tivoli

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Record-Busting 100+ Bassists Serenade Tivoli

The seeds were planted by Oscar Pettiford, the seminal American cellist and bassist who put down roots in Copenhagen in 1958, and by the homegrown virtuoso Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, who played his vintage Italian bass like the nimblest-fingered guitarist when he wasn't bowing like Giovanni Bottesini. In August, 2012, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anders Christensen Trio: Dear Someone

Read "Dear Someone" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Throughout the years, Danish jazz has been blessed with a host of talented bassists such as Bo Stief, Jesper Lundgaard and Jesper Bodilsen, but one name, in particular, has reached across the country's borders and become synonymous with virtuosity and melodic invention. The late Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen was most famous, perhaps, for playing with Oscar Peterson ...