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Jakob Buchanan: A Language of My Own

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In his novel, In Search of Lost Time, the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) famously wrote about a madeleine cake dipped in a cup of tea that was able to trigger a string of memories. For the Danish trumpeter, Jakob Buchanan, it was the return to his childhood home, Rosenhill, which brought back a series of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jakob Buchanan: Requiem

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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 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Simon Toldam: A New Perspective in Jazz

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Danish pianist and composer Simon Toldam is a man who is used to getting involved in many different musical situations. Toldam thrives on diversity and he has played all kinds of music, from folk music to modern jazz and avant-garde. No matter what he is playing, he invests himself in the different musical contexts and brings ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Ambient Jazz: Pauseland & Jakob Sørensen

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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 ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jakob Bro: A Happy Unintended Consequence with Kenny Wheeler

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A while ago a group of Danish musicians recorded an album entitled “Unintended Consequences." It was an enterprise to play music in a non-intentional way which demanded dealing with the paradox of intending something unintended. Sometimes however unintended consequences can “just happen" due to circumstances. That is what Danish guitarist Jakob Bro experienced a time ago. ...

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Jakob Buchanan Quartet: Some People & Some Places

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Music is invisible. Notes can't be seen as they flow from the instrument and into the ether and yet, as intangible as music is, it is also able to create portraits that embody some of the elusiveness of the past.

Danish trumpeter Jakob Buchanan possesses the unique quality of being able to transfer ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard: Vesper

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Dark, introspettiva, impressionista, lirica ecc. Sono alcuni degli aggettivi per descrivere l'architettura sonica di Vesper, melanconica suite elettroacustica in quattro movimenti imbastita da Nick Lyhne Løkkegaard, sassofonista e compositore danese. Per andare subito al dunque, ci troviamo immersi in spazi dilatati con poche note a disegnare melodie di sapore autunnale. A far la parte del leone il vellutato flicorno di ...