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Soren Moller

33-year old pianist/composer Soren Moller was raised in a small town in Denmark. He began playing piano at the age of 8, learning both classical and jazz piano from local public school teachers in the community. At the age of 16 Soren Moller was making a living as a piano teacher as well as an accompanist and had started taking lessons in jazz piano from some of Denmark most well known pianists. At 19 he was admitted to the Rhythmic Music Con-servatory in Copenhagen, Denmark. After graduation Soren Moller continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Here he studied with piano great Kenny Barron as well as Garry Dial and Fred Hersch as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. After moving to New York in 2002 Soren Moller quickly earned a reputation as a formidable piano talent

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Thomas Albæk Jakobsen's Flux: Voyager

Read "Voyager" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Tranquil tidings, flowing gestures, sweeping statements, curious encounters, and triumphant displays are all incorporated into the music of Danish drummer Thomas Albæk Jakobsen's FLUX. For the band's second album, following Relationships (Self Produced, 2013), Jakobsen sought to highlight the group's development during the two year span between records. That aspect of the work is something that ...

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Clockstopper

Label: Longlife Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Hadeans Arrival; Couchophobia; Tucked In; Sheeps & Raptors; In Our Night; Glimpse; Beautiful Behaviour; Time To Go.

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Soren Moller

Label: Audial Records
Released: 2012

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Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: Clockstopper

Read "Clockstopper" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Not much is known about Danish bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, even his own website reveals little about his personal story, only that he has won several awards, including being voted “Jazz musician of 2010 in northern Denmark," has been fortunate to have performed the music he loves for most of his life and claims inspiration from ...

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Henry Cole and the Afro Beat Collective: Roots Before Branches

Read "Roots Before Branches" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


As a rising jazz drummer in today's environment, Henry Cole's percussive sound has emerged in works with seminal artists such as Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez, and the Le Boeuf Brothers. Like his peers, Cole is challenging old ideas and channeling new concepts into the mix. The debut of Roots Before Branches , with his Afro-Beat Collective, ...

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Christian X Variations

Label: Audial Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Nonet I; Kvartet I; Nonet II; Kvartet II; Nonet III.

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Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2011

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2011" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Another year is in the books, but the music created and/or released during these twelve months is still around, continuing to serve as a reminder of jazz's majesty. While some continue to complain that jazz is stagnant or at death's door, the finest albums released in 2011 say otherwise. I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing ...

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Soren Moller: Christian X Variations

Read "Christian X Variations" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Quasi-historians suggest that the story, in which Christian X, King of Denmark dictated that all Danes, including himself, would wear the Star of David as a symbol of solidarity with his Jewish subjects, if the Nazis forced the Danish Jews to do so, is apocryphal. The profound nature of the King's support for his Jewish subjects ...

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Soren Moller: Christian X Variations

Read "Christian X Variations" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Making a special social statement with his music, Danish-born pianist Soren Moller honors the memory of Danish King Christian X who, during World War II, protected his country's Jews from discrimination and deportation by the Nazis. The effort to protect and unite fellow countrymen served as the inspiration for the compositions on Christian X Variations.


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