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Danish guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug has performed all over Europe with his group “Mikkel Ploug Group feat. Mark Turner” and PlougPettersenBadenhorst trio. He has recorded two albums for Spanish label “Fresh Sounds New Talent” and appeared as an opening act for Wayne Shorter. He writes music for Mikkel Ploug Group, Sissel Vera Pettersen-Mikkel Ploug-Joachim Badenhorst Trio and Mikkel Ploug Trio and is currently living partly in Copenhagen and partly in Berlin. He works as a sideman with Pete Robbins. Mikkel received his master from the royal conservatory of the hague in 2005 and was awarded a distinction for his original compositions

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Tim Stine Trio: Fresh Demons

Read "Fresh Demons" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There was a time when making progression with jazz guitar meant plugging in. Charlie Christian did this and took jazz guitar playing to a new level. But these days, the most radical thing a jazz guitarist can do is to plug out and play acoustically. While an endless number of electric guitarists explore a rock-oriented approach ...

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Mikkel Ploug: Faroe

Read "Faroe" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il rapporto artistico tra il tenorsassofonista statunitense Mark Turner e il chitarrista danese Mikkel Ploug è piuttosto lungo e consolidato, avendo i due suonato per circa dieci anni nel quartetto messo in piedi da Ploug dopo il suo arrivo in America nel 2005. E proprio l'intesa prodottasi tra i due è stata lo stimolo che ha ...

Faroe

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Faroe; Neukölln; The Red Album; Highland; Warmth; Sailing; Ambiguity; Como; Wagner; Steps; Celeste; Safari; Sea Minor.

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Roberto "Zizzi" Zanetti, Orrin Evans, and Michael Formanek

Read "Roberto "Zizzi" Zanetti, Orrin Evans, and Michael Formanek" reviewed by Bob Osborne

From Verona, Italy Roberto “Zizzi" Zanetti takes us on a trip through the jazz of the Roaring Twenties paying homage to the music innovators who flourished during the social and political problems of the Prohibition Era. Orrin Evans raises the temperature with live recordings from his large ensemble The Captain Black Big Band and Michael Formanek ...

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Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases

Read "Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is winding down and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up. Given the quality of what is coming our way, we duly oblige.Enjoy two hours of gorgeous new music, including some unexpected gems from the European jazz scene like the Austrian ensemble Little Rosies Kindergarten and the ...

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Mikkel Ploug & Mark Turner: Faroe

Read "Faroe" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While tenor saxophone heavy Mark Turner has toured with guitarist Mikkel Ploug's quartet for approximately a decade, the unique musical alliance developed between this pair has never before received such a high degree of attention. With Faroe, Ploug presents thirteen original compositions written or rearranged specifically to telescope their bond(s), explore the very essence of the ...

Alleviation

Label: Songlines Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Night Space; Florescence; With Open Arms; Arabesque; Circle WInd; Einer; Coulers D' Olivier; Safari; Grundtvig Reflections; Luminous; Alleviation; Overseas; Road Trip.

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Dálava, Gordon Grdina and Mikkel Ploug: Songs Old, and Sounds New

Read "Dálava, Gordon Grdina and Mikkel Ploug: Songs Old, and Sounds New" reviewed by Mark Werlin

Strangeness--a word that connotes foreignness, otherness, and a sense of unease when confronted by the unfamiliar. The sound of recognizable musical forms may attract us, in the same way we are drawn to familiar faces or voices. The sound of a foreign language may set us on the alert; syllables we do not recognize, meanings we ...

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Mikkel Ploug: Alleviation

Read "Alleviation" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Alleviation is a fascinatingly winsome document showcasing what occurs when tool serves as muse. While out and about in New York in 2016, Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug happened upon a musical curio--a mahogany-top Gibson Banner LG-2. The instrument, essentially a wartime relic made by the (mostly) female work force in Gibson's Kalamazoo plant in the early ...


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