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Adam Pultz Melbye

I was born in 1981 and grew up in the country-side near the old and beautiful town of Ribe which has a quiteactive cultural life that is unfortunately constantly challenged by the menace of local right-wing and ignorant politicians with little understanding of the mechanisms of creativity. My father, playing the organ in the cathedral of Ribe and performing concerts in both Europe and the States and, having little luck in making musicians of his first five children, decided that I, at the age of seven, should learn to play the piano. After almost two years of intense struggle he wisely abandoned the idea and instead presented me with a turtle that later escaped into the surrounding woods and vanished forever. It was not until I was 12 that found myself engaged in music again and it happened rather accidentally: My teacher in the obligatory music classes wanted our class to perform a piece at the spring concert and when she asked who wanted to play the bass the boy in front of me raised his arm

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Jacob Anderskov: Into the Mystery

Read "Jacob Anderskov: Into the Mystery" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Music is essentially a mystery. There are multiple ways of shaping sounds and just as many ways of perceiving them. Danish pianist and Associate Professor at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Jacob Anderskov, has examined the possibilities of music from a practical and scholarly point of view for a long time. His research is reflected by ...

Gullet

Label: Barefoot Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Knee Right; This; On the Nothing New; Dukkha; Gullet; That; Attempts at Relevance; Zossener; Knee Left.

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Jeppe Zeeberg: It’s The Most Basic Thing You Can Do On A Boat

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The debut album of Danish pianist Jeppe Zeeberg, member of local groups Dødens Garderobe and Bird Alert, expands the concept of piano trio with two double bass players and two drummers, known for their versatility and improvisational skills. Furthermore, Zeeberg's compositions emphasize a common vein through all genres, demonstrated by his and his co-conspirators strong and ...

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Latest from Danish Barefoot Records

Read "Latest from Danish Barefoot Records" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The 2012 edition of the Copenhagen Jazz festival offered a musical snapshot of the vibrant and varied Danish improvisational scene and its strong ties with other European improv scenes. The festival hosted 18 concerts, organized by the music collective and record label Barefoot Records. Half of those concerts were recorded, enjoying the presence of many guests ...

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Adam Pultz Melbye: Gullet

Read "Gullet" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The title of the first solo album of prolific Danish double bassist Adam Pultz Melbye is inspired by a quote from Samuel Beckett novel Watt (published in 1953). Metaphorically, Melbye follows Beckett's words, determined to liberate himself from a symbolic deep-toned sonic gullet filled with known articulations, a reinvent and explore new dimensions, colors and sounds ...

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Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe: Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe

Read "Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Estonian saxophonist, composer and band leader Maria Faust, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, likes to blur the distinctions between genres and styles. With her 15-musicians big band that involves musicians from Scandinavian and the Baltic countries she juggles with modern big band elements, third stream jazz, free improvised music and alternative rock and electronica. Hardly a Jazz ...

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013jny: Copenhagen, DenmarkJuly 12-14, 2013The 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, ...


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