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Richard Andersson

Richard Andersson (b. Oct. 1982) is a Danish/Faroese/Icelandic bass player and composer based in Copenhagen where he is known as “one of the most interesting characters of the Danish jazz scene” (Ivan Rod/Gaffa Music Magazine.). Andersson grew up in a musical family but never showed much interest in music until the age of 14 when his life was turned upside down after a fireworks accident that cost him his sight. Now, around 20 years later, Richard Andersson has gained great recognition for his work as a composer and bass player in the modern jazz field. He has released several albums as a bandleader with Danish and international musicians such as Oskar Gudjonsson (IS), Rudi Mahall (DE), Kasper Tranberg (DK), Jerry Bergonzi (US), Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (US), Tony Malaby (US) and Bill McHenry (US). Also Andersson can be found in collaborations with musicians such as Jeff “Tain” Watts (US), Tomas Franck (S), Kresten Osgood (DK), Henrik Walsdorff (DE), , Sigurdur Flossason (IS) … Education: Diploma Degree

What's New?

Label: Hobby Horse Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Dewey Square; Bye-ya; What's New?; 245; Evidence; You And The Night And The Music; Four Brothers; Darn That Dream; Blue Bossa; Good Bait; Tea For Two;

First Nature

Label: Barefoot Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: We Can’t Stop Now; Hjemmefødsel; Importance of Madness; Pony Squad; The Dialogues; Cordovan; Klangtrae; You Don’t Look Very Cheerful; Matsutake.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ocean Fanfare: First Nature

Read "First Nature" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you were to play a game of 'name that artist' while listening to the recording First Nature, roughly half of the contestants would identify the band as the Dave Douglas Quartet, not because Tomasz Dąbrowski has a derivative sound, but more as a compliment to his range and imagination. The Polish trumpeter, now a Scandinavian ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ocean Fanfare: First Nature

Read "First Nature" reviewed by Troy Dostert

It can be difficult to keep up with trumpeter Tomasz Dabrowski. His incessant musical explorations have kept him in the forefront of European jazz since 2012, when he debuted his Tom Trio (ILK Music), the first of several different projects he has formed. Most recently he released Ninjazz (For Tune, 2018), a well-conceived outing featuring three ...

Splitting up in Boston

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: May I come in?; I won't be long; Dot; If you scratch my back I'll scratch yours; Don't get too close; I see us more as friends; If you weep I'll cry; No one said it would be easy; Let's delay our goodbye.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Garzone / Bergonzi / Moses / Andersson: Splitting up in Boston

Read "Splitting up in Boston" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Back in 2013, renowned saxophonists George Garzone and Jerry Bergonzi recorded an album together that came out in 2014 on the Danish label Stunt. The name of the album was Quintonic and it sounded just as one might expect; wonderful music with fiery blowing, swinging tunes, tight grooves and razor-sharp twists and turns and lyric moments ...

A New Danish Bassist on Top: Introducing Morten Haxholm

Read "A New Danish Bassist on Top: Introducing Morten Haxholm" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There is little doubt that Denmark has a proud tradition of fostering exceptional bassists -just think of names like Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Jesper Lundgaard, Bo Stief, Jesper Bodilsen and, more recently, Anders Christensen, Jonas Westergaard and Richard Andersson. Add Morten Haxholm to this ever growing list. Haxholm has been ambitious from the start. ...

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Jazztopad 2014

Read "Jazztopad 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazztopad 2014 Wroclaw November 19-22, 2014 The city of Wroclaw by the Odra river in the southwest of Poland has occupied a pre-eminent position throughout its long turbulent history, and it still does. The Wroclaw way Wroclaw's Jazztopad festival is a relatively young one. This applies to the ...

UDU

Label: Blackout Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: This Is Not an Elevator; Blåskimmel Skrammel; Nærvær; Orkanens øje; Er dine kartofler nye og friske?; Please Recycle; Femårsplanen; Au Dau Fau; Fest i elverhøj.


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