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Thomas Clausen

NB: Go to the bottom to "Thomas Visits" to find a number of direct links to various music videos with Thomas.

PIANIST - BAND LEADER - COMPOSER - ARRANGER

"AT A HIGH LEVEL"
(Politiken about Thomas Clausen Trio: "BACK TO BASICS", the newest CD release. Read this review under Press Quotes below)

"A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF ELEGANCE AND DEVIL-MAY-CARE SOUND"
(Politiken about the Thomas Clausen Brazil Trio)

"CHOSEN BY THE ROYAL DANISH CONSULATE TO REPRESENT DENMARK IN NEW YORK"
(www.danishwave.org)

THOMAS CLAUSEN has performed and/or recorded with among others: Miles Davis, Gary Burton, Dexter Gordon, Thad Jones, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Elvin Jones, James Newton, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, George Russell, Ben Webster, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Harry Edison, Tim Hagans, Toots Thielemans, Roy Haynes, Johnny Griffin, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Stanley Turrentine, Ed Thigpen, Chuck Israels, Bob Brookmeyer.

PRICES/AWARDS:
The Ben Webster Price (1989), The Jasa Price(1990), The Fanfare Price(1992), DJFBA`s (The Danish Society for Jazz, Rock and Folk Composers) Composers Price.
With the status of "Special Ensemble", special support from The Danish Arts Foundation 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 ,2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

According to Den Store Danske Encyklopaedi - The National Danish Encyclopedia:
THOMAS CLAUSEN:
“ Danish jazz piano player and composer, inspired by both jazz and recent European composition, since the beginning of the 1980’s having become one of the important musicians in European jazz

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Danish Radio Big Band: A Good Time Was Had By All

Read "A Good Time Was Had By All" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To mark its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, the Danish Radio Big Band produced a wide-ranging six-CD set encompassing highlights from the years 1964-2014 while spotlighting a number of well-known guest artists from the U.S. and elsewhere. The band is heard in studio and in concert, at home and abroad, and is sometimes referred to as the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

US4: My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan

Read "My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Once in a while, you encounter a special album that tells the story of a remarkable musician, not only as a snapshot, but as a full musical narrative with words and pictures. My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan is such an album. The main character, pianist and composer, Horace Parlan, does ...

Sol

Label: Stunt Records/Sundance Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. Springtime 04:49; 2. Dream 05:50; 3. Sol 05:35; 4. Prelude 01:19; 5. Det er hvidt herude 03:01 (Thomas Laub); 6. Green Grass 05:53; 7. Flowers & Trees 03:39; 8. Bass Space 06:30; 9. The Nor-way 02:54; 10. Fairy Tale 06:39; 11. Skumring 05:55; 12. So To Speak 06:51. Salvo diversa indicazione, i brani sono di T. Clausen.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Thomas Clausen Trio: Sol

Read "Sol" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Non si scopre certo oggi che quella danese è una scena jazzistica fervida: sperimentale ed allo stesso tempo attenta alle tradizioni. Ascoltando l'ultimo lavoro in trio di Thomas Clausen, si ha conferma di quel giudizio. Lontanissimo dalle avanguardie, questo Sol riesce comunque a non risultare prevedibile, pur facendo largo uso di forme compositive convenzionali e di ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Stunt Records: Re/Defining Mainstream

Read "Stunt Records: Re/Defining Mainstream" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In Denmark, Stunt Records is the jazz label which appeals to the widest audience. The music it releases could be characterised as mainstream jazz, but it doesn't have the negative connotations that sometimes go with the term. It simply means that the label knows how to combine adventurousness and accessibility. When it comes to genre, the ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Danish Divas: Mona Larsen, Malene Mortensen, Katrine Madsen

Read "Danish Divas: Mona Larsen, Malene Mortensen, Katrine Madsen" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In 2009, Danish vocal jazz is enjoying a golden age. Never before has there been such a wide variety of high quality female jazz singers in Denmark as there is now. Singers like Cecillie Nordby, Sinne Egg and Sidsel Storm are all worthy of international recognition, but they're only the tip of the iceberg. Stunt Records ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Thomas Clausen: Brazilian Quartet

Read "Brazilian Quartet" reviewed by Jim Josselyn

The rhythms of Latin music have crossed many cultural and geographic borders. Throughout history the Latin influence has made a strong mark on classical, jazz, pop, rock and a variety of world music. German pianist and composer Thomas Clausen puts his hand in the pot with his latest effort, “Brazilian Quartet". The set opens with “The ...


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