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Jakob Bro

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Jakob Bro (1978) is a Danish guitar player and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently leading a quartet with Mark Turner, Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan, a quartet with Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Morgan and Jorge Rossy and a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In the spring of 2018 he released the highly acclaimed album Returnings through ECM Records. In October that same year his trio released the album Bay Of Rainbows, recorded at the Jazz Standard in New York. Bro is also working with his tentet with Jesper Zeuthen, Peter Laugesen, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, Kresten Osgood, Jakob Høyer, Thomas Morgan, AC, Nikolaj Torp-Larsen and Søren Kjærgaard and he collaborates with Thomas Knak (Opiate) and with Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy and Arve Henriksen. Jakob Bro is a former member of Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band (Garden of Eden, ECM – 2006) and of Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes Quintet (Dark Eyes, ECM – 2009). He has released 15 records as a bandleader including musicians like Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, George Garzone, Craig Taborn, Oscar Noriega, David Virelles, Jon Christensen, Jesper Zeuthen, Anders Christensen, Peter Laugesen, Kresten Osgood, Jakob Høyer, Nicolai Munch-Hansen, Jonas Westergaard, Søren Kjærgaard, Nikolaj Torp Larsen and many more. He has toured in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, South Africa, USA and most of Europe.

Album

Uma Elmo

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Reconstructing a Dream; To Stanko; Beautiful Day; Morning Song; Housework; Music for Black Pigeons; Sound Flower; Slaraffenland; Morning Song (var.).

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jakob Bro

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jakob Bro

All About Jazz is celebrating Jakob Bro's birthday today! The young guitarist Jakob Bro has not only made an impression on the Danish jazz scene; as part of the group led by legendary drummer Paul Motian, Bro also performs with many top American musicians. These can be heard on the Motian Group's album Garden of Eden ...

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Roxana Amed, Francesco Chiapperini, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hitra & Other New Releases

Read "Roxana Amed, Francesco Chiapperini, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hitra & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The return of Garage a Trois to its original line-up (Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Stanton Moore) kicks off a show featuring plenty of new and upcoming releases delivering good energy, adventure, sophistication and dreams of wide open spaces. A special mention for the upcoming album by Argentinean singer Roxana Amed which confirms her as unique voice on ...

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Article: Album Review

Jakob Bro, Arve Henriksen, Jorge Rossy: Uma Elmo

Read "Uma Elmo" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Giunto al quinto album da titolare per la casa discografica tedesca dopo il suo esordio nel 2015 (ma un'altra decina di dischi li aveva incisi per altre etichette nel decennio precedente), il chitarrista danese Jakob Bro rinnova i musicisti del suo trio rinunciando al contrabbasso, finora sempre affidato a Thomas Morgan, per dialogare con un secondo ...

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[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 2

Read "[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We continue our celebration of the Jazz Standard, after the announcement of its untimely closure. The capacity to appeal to both the beginner and the long-time jazz fan, and to combine the familiar with the unfamiliar, were some of the many strengths of Seth Abramson's artistic direction. Through a number of concerts recorded live ...

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Guitar Trios

Read "Guitar Trios" reviewed by Russell Perry


Guitar, bass and drum trios appear sporadically throughout jazz history, but did not see much frequency as a format until the 1970s, when guitarists including John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny adopted the small ensemble more commonly associated with rock power trios. In the last decade, a growing number of guitarists have settled on the trio as ...

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R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen

Read "R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


As social distancing becomes the norm in this new world, filling the spaces with music seems like a great idea to keep people together. Two musicians whose careers did exactly that are recognized in the last part of this week's episode: pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Jon Christensen, both of whom passed in recent weeks. They ...

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A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 4

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 4" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The immuno-booster series goes on... Here's another eclectic mixtape bringing you uplifting and soothing music recommended by jazz musicians. The fourth installment of this mix-tape series features selections by Nik Bartsch, Jamie Baum, Carla Bley and Steve Swallow, Alessandra Bossa, Jakob Bro, Moppa Elliott, Federica Michisanti, Chris Potter, Enrico Rava, Louis Sclavis, Mazz Swift ...

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Article: Album Review

Alex Jønsson: Heathland

Read "Heathland" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Danish guitarist/composer Alex Jonsson returns with the same trio heard on Heart Of Gold: Live In Aarhus (Self Produced, 2016), with bassist Jens Mikkel Madsen and drummer Andreas Skamby. This is a studio recording with richer sound, but the band's music shows considerable growth beyond that. The title tune opens the set, a rubato exercise in ...


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