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Toft-Olsen: Special

Read "Special" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Danish jazz singer and crooner, Hans Toft-Olsen, broke through with his second album, Four (Aarhusart, 2018), after releasing his debut with the pop-oriented, Kinky Beat (Aarhusart, 2017). While Toft-Olsen found his voice as a jazz singer on the second album, the debut still contains a fair number of gems. One of them, “Special," is now the ...

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Toft-Olsen: Four

Read "Four" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

"Four" is a composition written by Miles Davis with lyrics by singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, but now it is also the name of an album by hitherto unknown Danish singer and jazz crooner Hans Toft-Olsen. Naturally, he sings the song about the four elements that you get out of life: truth, honor, happiness and love. ...

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Offpiste Gurus: In Case Of Fire

Read "In Case Of Fire" reviewed by Budd Kopman

And now, as they say, for something completely different. In Case Of Fire is “Scandinavian Indie-Pop Jazz" for want of any other label, by the group Offpiste Gurus (vocalist/poet/songwriter Trinelise Væring, reedman Fredrik Lundin, bassist Thomas Vang and drummer/percussionist Jeppe Gram).

“Offpiste" literally means skiing purposefully on ungroomed trails, that is off the beaten ...