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Kresten Osgood

Kresten Osgood is one of these people who at the same time defy and totally own categories. An extraordinary drummer and improviser who with the fullest respect to tradition, challenges it at any given moment of his creative endeavors. He has about a 100 albums to his credit, toured practically everywhere, has been performing and/or recording with legends like Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Bley, Lee Scratch Perry, William Parker, Masabumi Kikuchi, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Moran, Michael Blake, Oliver Lake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Tchicai, Tim Berne, Justin Vernon, Peter Brötzman, Joshua Redman, Eugene Chadbourne, Billy Preston, Alan Silva, Brad Mehldau, Mats Gustafsson, Bennie Maupin, The National, Dr


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kresten Osgood, Ronnie Foster, Melissa Stylianou, Ghost Horse & More New Releases

Read "Kresten Osgood, Ronnie Foster, Melissa Stylianou, Ghost Horse & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

An Hammond B-3onanza! Ronnie Foster is back, with a reissue of Two-Headed Freap and the first new album in almost four decades, Reboot, and so is the Gentle Giant of Danish jazz drummer-turned-Hammond player Kresten Osgood. A compare and contrast between Gerald Clayton and Melissa Stylianou, Gene Bertoncini and Ike Sturm, as well the new gems ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

New and adventurous music from Derek Sherinian, Snarky Puppy, Carlos Fischer and Zack Brock

Read "New and adventurous music from Derek Sherinian, Snarky Puppy, Carlos Fischer and Zack Brock" reviewed by Len Davis

New music from Derek Sherinian, Snarky Puppy, Zach Brock, Danish hammond player Kresten Osgood, Melbourne's own Phil Turcio, from Bolivia Carlos Fischer, and Japanese drummer Senri Kawaguchi. Playlist Derek Sherinian “Scorpion" from Vortex (Inside Out) 00:00 {Snarky Puppy “Trinity" from empire Central (GroundUp) 07:06 Zach Brock “The Last Song" from Dirty Mindz (GroundUp) 14:14 ...


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Philadelphia's WRTI 90.1 launches fascinating new podcast about the history of jazz in Denmark

Philadelphia's WRTI 90.1 launches fascinating new podcast about the history of jazz in Denmark

WRTI is proud to announce the launch of Dangerous Sounds, an eight-episode podcast series on WRTI.org. Based on the award-winning Danish podcast Dangerous Tones—The Story of Danish Jazz, Dangerous Sounds is the English-language version presented by WRTI in collaboration with JazzDanmark, the national Danish organization for jazz. “This revealing new Dangerous Sounds series showcases a powerful ...


The Full Experience

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1) Introduction #1 2) Cloth’d In Robes Of Blood And Gold 3) We’re Gonna Party Like It’s Anton Webern’s Birthday 4) For Eternal Use Only 5) Interlude #1 6) Variations On A Theme By Anthony Holborne 7) Introduction #2 8) Puritanical Pleasures 9) Mutter Prelude 10) Artistically Yes, Commercially No 11) Interlude #2 12) Was ist das für ein Beruf für eine Mutter? 13) Signature


Variations On No Particular Theme - Part 1

Label: Gotta Let It Out
Released: 2021
Track listing: Variations no. 1; Variations no. 3; Variations no. 5; Variations no. 13; Variations no. 10.


Article: Album Review

Maneri / Kalmanovitch / Jacobson / Osgood: Variations On No Particular Theme - Part 1

Read "Variations On No Particular Theme - Part 1" reviewed by Mark Corroto

This free improvisation chamber quartet is an interesting study in bold, yet even-tempered music making. Tomo Jacobson, the Polish-born bassist now making Copenhagen his home, assembled this Europe-meets-North American cast for what appears to be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Jacobson is joined by Danish drummer Kresten Osgood and two violists, the Canadian Tanya Kalmanovitch ...


Article: Album Review

Aurelijus Užameckis: Signals

Read "Signals" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

Signals is a debut solo album from one of the most promising Lithuanian double bassists, Aurelijus Užameckis, who recently graduated from Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He is a member of jazz rock band Džiazlaif and also a leader of the international ensemble, The Young Immigrants. During his career Užameckis has shared the stage ...


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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 ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 2

Read "Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Second part of this drummer-special [for the first part click here], focusing on power drummers and showing the continuity that connects Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa to Joey Baron and Jim Black, and a special focus on the live performative energy of Kresten Osgood and Makaya McCraven as well as the spiritual jazz of Tommaso Cappellato's ...


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