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Claus Waidtlow


Prolific, adventurous and a true virtuoso and visionary, Claus Waidtløw has been one of the most highly respected jazz musicians in Denmark for nearly two decades. Originally an alto saxophonist, Waidtløw is primarily known today for his tenor work and audacious compositional sense. Internationally celebrated, Waidtløw has long been one of the leading trendsetters in European jazz. Born in 1967 and a presence on the Danish music scene since 1989. He is educated from the Rhythmic Conservatorium in Copenhagen, where he also studied modern composition with Bob Brookmeyer. In 1995 he won the international jazz competition in Gexto, Spain, with the group Science Fiction Quartet. In 1997, Waidtløw released his debut as a leader, Claustrophobia (Stunt Records), which featured the Danish trumpet player Jens Winther



Label: Gateway
Released: 2023
Track listing: LoLife: Smiles & Marshmallows; Ballade Pour Adelaide; Mountain View; Mellow; Simon. HiLife: Opening Doors; High Life High Five; Frisch As A Fish; Tie Break; Oh Grow Down; Stealing From Clowns.


The Game

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Game; Stills; Free; Fats; Cheryl.


Article: Jazz Journal

Summer 2020

Read "Summer 2020" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jazz Journal is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent releases of note, spotlighting titles that might otherwise go unnoticed or that deserve special attention. Claus Waidtløw The Game Self Produced 2020 A saxophonist who, over the last 3 decades, has recorded and toured with a ...


A New Beginning

Label: Gateway Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: Florence; New beginning; Superheroes; Invisible land; Autumn in June; Nice to Be Needed; Whisper; Cheops Secret; Viggas Dance Song.


Article: Album Review

Claus Waidtlow: A New Beginning

Read "A New Beginning" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Saxophonist Claus Waidtløw has been a vital part of the Danish jazz scene for many years. At the beginning of the '90s, he was already established on the scene and in 1997 he released his debut as a leader, Claustrophobia, on Stunt Records (notice the use of the pun on the saxophonist's name in the title). ...


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