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Mikkel Ploug Group: Harmoniehof

Read "Harmoniehof" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug, a rising player in the vein of such contemporaries as Kurt Rosenwinkel and Torben Waldorff, articulates his own vocabulary--one that contains folk, rock, and modern jazz sensibilities. Harmoniehof, the follow-up to Ploug's eponymous 2006 debut on Fresh Sound New Talent featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, further illuminates his tightly knit band.

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Mikkel Ploug Group

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Four!; Big City Walk; Turners Odysseys; Breakfast Special; First Song; 21 Century Folk Song; Logicunlogic; The Vodka is on the Bottom; Play it to the Ground.

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Mikkel Ploug Group: Mikkel Ploug Group

Read "Mikkel Ploug Group" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Mikkel Ploug has been slowly, but surely, building a reputation for himself, and deservedly so. His live performances speak for themselves. This recording opens the door to his skills as a composer even while showcasing his considerable talent as a guitarist. Ploug's writing has depth. His ear for melody is astute and he brings in different ...

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Mikkel Ploug: Mikkel Ploug Group

Read "Mikkel Ploug Group" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Jordi Pujol keeps finding talented newcomers and gives them a chance to record. Guitarist Mikkel Ploug (Peterson) is truly deserving of such an opportunity since he has an original voice with something to say. The trailer to the title Mikkel Ploug Group is Featuring Mark Turner and the album is very much an ...

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Mikkel Ploug Group: Mikkel Ploug Group feat. Mark Turner

Read "Mikkel Ploug Group feat. Mark Turner" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


E' un disco dal colore compatto quello del chitarrista danese Mikkel Ploug. Si concentra sulla ricerca di una sonorità definita e riconoscibile e offre all'ascoltatore diversi temi interessanti. Per questo album d'esordio il giovane musicista ha voluto accanto a sé il sax tenore di Mark Turner. Le influenze coltraniane del fiatista si fanno sentire, ma il ...

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Mikkel Ploug Group Featuring Mark Turner: Mikkel Ploug Group

Read "Mikkel Ploug Group" reviewed by Elliott Simon


With recent appearances at the North Sea Jazz Festival and other more intimate venues, guitarist Mikkel Ploug's star has been ascending--not only in his native Denmark, but also in various overlapping international jazz circles. Last year, he received his BTA with a two-month residency in New York City, and in the process made some interesting musical ...


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