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Simon Eskildsen Trio: Introducing the Simon Eskildsen Trio

Read "Introducing the Simon Eskildsen Trio" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The art of the piano trio is very difficult to master and yet very simple. It is all about chemistry. Three players trying to find a language together, traversing a path that has been explored so many times before.

Keeping the heavy heritage of the piano trio in mind, including leaders like Bill ...

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Jakob Sorensen: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Nick Davies

Scandinavian jazz has always found its strength in its musicians like Jakob Bro, who is a guitarist and has worked with such names as Bill Frisell but is also band leader in his own right; as well as double bassist Jasper Hoiby, who leads the critically acclaimed band Phronesis while being an in demand sideman. Young ...

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Alex Jønsson: Heart Of Gold: Live In Aarhus

Read "Heart Of Gold: Live In Aarhus" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Recorded live at a living room concert, Heart of Gold presents an intimate portrait of Danish guitarist/composer Alex Jønsson and his trio. The title tune opens the set: it's not the well known Neil Young song, but it does have an Americana tinge. Drummer Andreas Skamby sets up a pillow of sound using mallets, bassist Jens ...

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Ambient Jazz: Pauseland & Jakob Sørensen

Read "Ambient Jazz: Pauseland & Jakob Sørensen" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In a world that is fast-paced and in constant movement, contemplation has become an increasingly important value. However, it is a value that it is sometimes hard to achieve. A possibility is to listen to music that invites it. The albums from Danish jazz group Pauseland and trumpeter Jakob Sørensen both offer room for introspection and ...

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Elliott: Girls with Radical Haircuts

Read "Girls with Radical Haircuts" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The three young Danish musicians who comprise Elliott-- guitarist Alex Jønsson and double bassist Jens Mikkel Madsen, two-thirds of the indie-pop-jazz Foyn Trio! with Norwegian vocalist Live Foyn Friis, and trumpeter Jakob Sørensen, are aware of all music that was created in the last one hundred years. As the trio declares: “we already have everything from ...

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Alex Jonsson 3: The Lost Moose

Read "The Lost Moose" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Danish guitarist Alex Jønsson--currently resides in Gothenburg, Sweden-- recently graduated from the acclaimed Danish Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, but already has a defined and focused aesthetics on his first release as a leader. Jønsson, together with reed player Lars Greve and drummer Christian Windfeld, has managed to create a recording of immediate, light and ...