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Jacob Anderskov

The pianist, composer & band-leader Jacob Anderskov is mostly known from his own bands ANDERSKOV ACCIDENT, JACOB ANDERSKOV TRIO, AIRTO MOREIRA - JACOB ANDERSKOV DUO, JACOB ANDERSKOV SOLO, JACOB ANDERSKOV PA DANSK ("in Danish"), AN AUF & DOCTOR STRUCTURE. Since his two simultaneous debut CDs from 2001, he has released 13 CD's as a bandleader, received an Art Council awarding of the CD Jacob Anderskov Trio's "even worse", the "Govenment Art Foundation 3 year working grant" in 2004, and 5 Danish Jazz Music Awards (2 as a leader). He is presently elected as one of three "spearhead" acts of the "Danish International Jazz Launch", a cooperative Music Export project between a number of the major Music institutions in Denmark. His music has been described as "ancient nordic fairytale flower that slowly opens up and takes new colours, while you are at first gaping and amazed, later moved by its richness and satisfying beauty." (Peter Rahbek, Jazz Special, february 2003). As a bandleader Anderskov has performed in most European countries & in USA & Canada

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Article: Live Review

Aarhus Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Aarhus Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Aarhus Jazz Festival Various Venues Aarhus, Denmark July 9-16, 2022 With around 283,000 citizens, jny: Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark, and the role of playing second fiddle doesn't suit a city that tends to be overshadowed by its big brother, the capital jny: Copenhagen. Or so you would think. ...

Album

Tiny Grass Is Dreaming

Label: Gateway Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1 Tiny Grass Is Dreaming 2 Silvo Plex 3 Woodcraft 4 A Muse Ment Business 5 Hello Gulina 6 Koan 7 AO 8 Macroscope 9 Mending The Broken 10 Dry Air 11 Lightwell 12 Big Guitar

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Art of ILK

Read "The Art of ILK" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Formed in 2007, ILK (an abbreviation of Independent Label of København) is an artist-run label based in Copenhagen, encompassing a collective of 21 adventurous musicians. They started out as the young rebels of the Danish jazz scene but have become the established pioneers of the new Danish avantgarde. If you think of the avantgarde as an ...

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Article: Album Review

Tomasz Dąbrowski FREE4ARTS: When I Come Across

Read "When I Come Across" reviewed by Troy Dostert


A musician who has frequently changed creative directions, trumpeter Tomasz Dabrowski takes yet another uncharted path with his latest FREE4ARTS album, When I Come Across. With erstwhile pianist Jacob Anderskov moving aside for guitarist Simon Krebs, this version of the band now possesses a grittier, rock-inflected sound. With frequent Dabrowski colleague Sven Dam Meinild switching from ...

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Article: Album Review

Tomasz Dąbrowski FREE4ARTS: When I Come Across

Read "When I Come Across" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Polish trumpeter Tomasz Dąbrowski (who lives in Denmark) leads an empathetic Nordic quartet with FREE4ARTS, in their sophomore outing. As the group name implies, they play freely, favoring the rubato approach found in so many ECM recordings. Opening track “HPB" begins with new member guitarist Simon Krebs (replacing pianist Jacob Anderskov) and baritone saxophonist Sven Dam ...

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Article: Year in Review

John Sharpe's Best Releases Of 2019

Read "John Sharpe's Best Releases Of 2019" reviewed by John Sharpe


There's sometimes a backlash against picking the year's best albums. Understandably so when it entails pitting one honest artistic endeavour against another. Best to view the selections as a chance to pick up on something that you might otherwise have missed. As a listener I always look forward to the annual year end lists for precisely ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Audio Cave Artists

Read "Audio Cave Artists" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode hones in on some of the fine artists recorded by Audio Cave, an independent label based in Krakow, Poland. They've been in operation since 2012, releasing a mix of genres. Much attention is paid to the finished products' sound, as you'll hear in the music from the likes of the Oles Brothers, Mark Alban ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

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 ...

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Article: Year in Review

Jakob Baekgaard's Best Releases Of 2016

Read "Jakob Baekgaard's Best Releases Of 2016" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


The world seems more uncertain than ever before, but in times of uncertainty, music provides comfort and a hope that it is actually possible to communicate across borders, whether they be physical or psychological. Among the releases that caught my attention this year, the one that meant most to me by far is ...


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