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Mads Vinding

Bassplayer, born on Dec. 7 1948 in Copenhagen. An itinerant example of Danish jazz in world class. One of the absolute 'aces of basses' with more than 600 recordings behind him. Professional at age 16 and house-bassplayer at the legendary, original jazzclub Montmartre, Copenhagen, and the holder of an impressive list of engagements with jazzmasters such as Herbie Hancock - Wayne Shorter - Stan Getz - Gary Burton - Hank Jones - Tony Williams - Dexter Gordon - Ben Webster - Joanne Brackeen - Sonny Stitt - Sir Roland Hanna - Benny Goodman - Dizzy Gillespie - Dollar Brand - Clark Terry - Chet Baker - Art Farmer - Woody Shaw - Benny Bailey - Dusko Goykovich - Ed Thigpen - Alvin Queen - Billy Hart - Bruno Castelucci - John Engels - Daniel Humair - Sangoma Everett - Enrico Pieranunzi - Roger Kellaway - Tete Montoliu - Horace Parlan - Fred Hersch - Martial Solal - Renee Rosnes - Gordon Beck - Dee Dee Bridgewater - Meredith d'Ambrosio - Deborah Brown - Mark Murphy - Etta Cameron - Toots Thielemans - Lee Konitz - Johnny Griffin - Sahib Shihab - Stuff Smith - Don Byas - Charlie Mariano - Ernie Wilkins - Philip Catherine - Bob Brookmeyer - Monty Alexander - Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - Peter Herbolzheimer - Janne Schaffer - Quincy Jones - Svend Asmussen - Istanbul Express - Thomas Clausen - Alex Riel - Kim Sjogren - Finn Savery - The Danish Radio Big Band - etc, etc.. Mads Vinding has performed all over the world, produced several records, written filmscores and is recipient of several distinguished jazzawards - 1978 awarded first prize as best soloist in the International Radiocontest NORDRING, The Ben Webster Prize in 1982 and Pale Jazz Prize in 1997

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Yelena Eckemoff: Nocturnal Animals

Read "Nocturnal Animals" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

"You're busy appearing or you're busy disappearing." Drummer-bandleader Art Blakey may have said that; if he didn't, he should have. Somebody had to express the importance of presenting your work, for getting it out there to an audience. This goes for virtually any artist in any medium. Double down on that for people who create jazz. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Stunt Records in the Spotlight: Enrico Pieranunzi and Sinne Eeg

Read "Stunt Records in the Spotlight: Enrico Pieranunzi and Sinne Eeg" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

For a long time, Stunt Records has released high quality music from the Danish jazz scene, some albums have gone on to become classics while others have just pleased those in the know. In terms of genres, Stunt is a curious label with an ear for many genres, including avant-garde, world music, funk and fusion, but ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Yelena Eckemoff: Growing Into Jazz

Read "Yelena Eckemoff: Growing Into Jazz" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff goes her own way. Since the 2010 release of Cold Sun on her own L&H Production label, she has produced a series of jazz recordings, all presenting original music, with an impressive array of renowned contemporary musicians. Our conversation mainly dealt with her recording career: making connections with other musicians, composing, and working ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Reaches New Heights Working With The Norwegian Dream Team Of Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, And Tore Brunborg On "Everblue"

Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Reaches New Heights Working With The Norwegian Dream Team Of Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, And Tore Brunborg On "Everblue"

By Dan Bilawsky When pianist Yelena Eckemoff released Cold Sun (L & H Production, 2010)—a trio date with drumming legend Peter Erskine and Danish bass whiz Mads Vinding—the jazz world was introduced to a startlingly fresh voice destined for great things. Over the course of the six albums that followed, Eckemoff lived up to that promise, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vinterjazz Copenhagen: Carsten Dahl Trio w/ Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson at Jazzhus Montmartre

Read "Vinterjazz Copenhagen: Carsten Dahl Trio w/ Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson at Jazzhus Montmartre" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Carsten Dahl Trio w/ Reuben Rogers Vinterjazz 2014 Jazzhus Montmartre Copenhagen, Denmark February 20-21, 2014 Vinterjazz Vinterjazz has the same setup as the Jazzfestival Copenhagen in the summer. It is spread over the whole city but on a smaller scale. During the ten days in February ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Record-Busting 100+ Bassists Serenade Tivoli

Read "Record-Busting 100+ Bassists Serenade Tivoli" reviewed by Fradley Garner

Record-Busting 100+ Bassists Serenade TivoliThe seeds were planted by Oscar Pettiford, the seminal American cellist and bassist who put down roots in Copenhagen in 1958, and by the homegrown virtuoso Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, who played his vintage Italian bass like the nimblest-fingered guitarist when he wasn't bowing like Giovanni Bottesini. In August, 2012, the ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Yelena Eckemoff

Read "Take Five With Yelena Eckemoff" reviewed by Yelena Eckemoff

Meet Yelena Eckemoff: Yelena Eckemoff was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. Her parents noticed that she had great musical potential when she started to play piano by ear at the age of four. Yelena's mother, Olga, a professional pianist, became her first piano teacher. At the age of seven Yelena was accepted into ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Yelena Eckemoff: Cold Sun

Read "Cold Sun" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Cold Sun could readily be considered as a concept album, if that term hadn't been so abused over the years. Pianist Yelena Eckemoff has taken her inspiration for these ten original tunes from the winter season--perhaps in her native Russia, perhaps from her adopted homeland of North Carolina--and conjures up many different images of winter in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Yelena Eckemoff: Cold Sun

Read "Cold Sun" reviewed by Warren Allen

Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff works in that rarified area between modern classical chamber music and progressive jazz. Born and raised in Russia, Eckemoff attended the Moscow State Conservatory, where she studied concert piano and grew up in a strong classical foundation. She came to the United States before the collapse of the Soviet Union, and continues to ...


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