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JazzDanmark

JazzDanmark is a non-profit organization, which works to promote the best possible conditions for Danish jazz in Denmark and abroad. We supply knowledge and information about Danish JAZZ, as well as being a contact point for national and international partners. Our projects include support, counseling and education of professional Danish jazz musicians, support for upcoming jazz musicians, Danish jazz export, international projects, and network activities. JazzDanmark is primarily financed by the Danish Arts Council. For more info on Danish jazz today, please contact JazzDanmark Nytorv 3, 3. Sal DK-1450 Copenhagen K

T: +45 33454300 M: info@jazzdanmark.dk www.jazzdanmark.dk

Danish Jazz in the year 2010 has become a collective name for ambitious musicians, who want to see what happens when they challenge each other. The younger generations of jazz musicians in Denmark have a high level of musicianship and with that, an urge to seek out new facets in music. Within the Danish JAZZ milieu, there are many winding roads that make up a surprisingly big and varied scene, which includes a multiplicity of genres and moods. Alongside a vibrant experimental scene and a well-established modern jazz scene, there’s also a wave of artists who have taken up the credo “QUIET IS THE NEW LOUD “, practicing the Nordic art of understatement. The jazz musicians of today create music inspired by what’s around them. This also means that genres like pop, rock and electronica have become tools that the artists use freely. This CD is an excerpt of the PULSATING Danish jazz scene today.


Danish 2O1O 5 BENJAMIN KOPPEL & KENNY WERNER:

Walden (in Early Winter) » 6.30 Composed by Benjamin Koppel Taken from the album “Walden” Label: Cowbell Music More info: www.benjaminkoppel.dk

1 HANS ULRIK:

All Things Shine » 4.24

6 AUGUST ENGKILDE & SOME BRUM FROM DENMARK:

Tjeck Tjeck » 5.02

Composed by Hans Ulrik Taken from the album “Slow Procession” Label: Stunt Records More info: www.hansulrik.dk

Composed by August Engkilde Taken from the album “August Engkilde & Some Brum From Denmark” Label: Brumtone More info: www.brumtone.com

2 LITTLE RED SUITCASE:

7 EMIL DE WAAL+:

Composed by Elena Setien Yeregui Taken from the album “Temporarily Out of Order” Label: Suitcase Records More info: www.littleredsuitcase.com

Composed by Emil de Waal Unreleased Label: Unreleased More info: www.emildewaal.com

Well I don’t care » 2.48

Miauw? » 5.03

3 BANDAPART:

8 JAKOB BRO:

Composed by Søren Kjærgaard Taken from the album “Vision du Lamarck” Label: Blackout Music More info: www.myspace.com/bandapartdk

Composed by Jakob Bro Taken from the album “Balladeering” Label: Loveland Records More info: www.jakobbro.com

Dusana » 6.30

Evening Song » 4.40

4 SINNE EEG:

9 KATRINE MADSEN:

Composed by Sinne Eeg Taken from the album “Don´t Be So Blue” Label: Red Dot Music / EMI More info: www.sinnemusic.com

Composed by Katrine Madsen / Helle Hansen Taken from the album “Simple Life” Label: Stunt Records More info: www.katrine-madsen.dk

Don´t be so blue » 5.19

Wide Open Sky » 4.37

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE ARTISTS AND LABELS Executive Producer: Lars Meiling for JazzDanmark Mastered by August Engkilde Artwork by


“RITUAL”

10 SØREN KJÆRGAARD WITH BEN STREET & ANDREW CYRILLE:

Lotte Anker with Craig Taborn & Gerald Cleaver:

Cyrille Surreal » 8.00

FROM THE ALBUM

Floating Islands

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Saxophonist Lotte Anker is known for her intense playing and as one of the strongest improvisers in the freeform/improfield in Denmark. She’s also the initiator and leader of the highly acclaimed transatlantic trio Anker,Taborn,Cleaver. The group formed in 2003, and since then they have released 3 critically acclaimed CD’s. They have performed at numerous venues and festivals in Europe, USA and Canada. Mixed with Lotte Anker’s own compositions for improvisation, the music of Anker,Taborn,Cleaver is build on a concept of group improvisation. The trio has a strong sense of rhythmic structures and form, but goes even further by exploring the wild, poetic, weird, unexpected and hypnotic sides of their musical communications. Very intense and adventurous music.

LOTTE ANKER: Saxophones CRAIG TABORN: Piano GERALD CLEAVER: Drums

Composed by Søren Kjærgaard Taken from the album “Optics” Label: ILK Records More info: www.sorenkjaergaard.com

11 IBRAHIM ELECTRIC:

Borat » 2.36

Composed by Knudsen/Pasborg/Tuxen Taken from the album “Brothers of Utopia” Label: Tactic Records More info: www.ibrahimelectric.com

12 CATHRINE LEGARDH:

Glemmer Du » 4.48

Composed by Norman-Andersen/ Müller & Folke +C. Karlberg & C. Legardh Taken from the album “NordDisk” Label: Storyville Records More info: www.legardh.dk

13 SIX CITY STOMPERS:

Tonight » 3.23

Composed by Mads Mathias Juul Hansen Taken from the album “Work Around the Rules” Label: Calibrated Music More info: www.sixcitystompers.dk

14 LOTTE ANKER WITH CRAIG TABORN & GERALD CLEAVER: (EXCERPT FROM)

Ritual » 6.06

Composed by Lotte Anker Taken from the album “Floating Islands” Label: ILK Records More info: www.lotteanker.com


“To“ night”

SIX CITY STOMPERS:

FROM THE Work ALBUM Around the

Rules

The

:

Six City Stompers consists of six young talented and acclaimed musicians that have contributed a new, refreshing breeze to the traditional jazz scene. The band was formed in 2004. Since then, they have toured in the Scandinavian countries, as well as in other parts of Europe. Not many young people perform classic, traditional New Orleans inspired jazz, but with their love for the genre, it was obvious for these six boys to form the band, Six City Stompers Six City Stompers play mostly vocal jazz, with the young talented crooner and sax player Mads Mathias in front, but they also have produced beautiful instrumental arrangements. Some songs have been found in the book of good old evergreens while others are originals. Their glow and joy is easy to hear, and with their age and enthusiasm they are a refreshment to the jazz scene while attracting a younger and wider audience.

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MADS MATHIAS: Vocal, saxophones PETER MAROTT: Trumpet PETER ROSENDAL: Flugabone, piano REGIN FUHLENDORF: Banjo KASPER TAGEL: Bass MORTEN ÆRØ: Drums


12 “Glemmer

CATHRINE LEGARDH:

Du”

FROM THE NORDDISK ALBUM

As a true child of the north, Cathrine Legardh was born in Copenhagen out of Danish and Swedish-Norwegian parents. This makes it even more appropriate that her second album is called “NordDisk” and features old Nordic folk tunes in Swedish and Danish, as well as a pick of Legardh’s own, new compositions. The song “Glemmer du” is an old Danish tune, written in 1932, by the Danish composers Kaj NormanAndersen. With a sensual voice and dead-sure phrasing, Cathrine Legardh has mixed a repertoire of her own songs, Nordic evergreens and swinging standards. In the last couple of years Legardh has played with the Danish bass legend Hugo Rasmussen, who alongside Jakob Dinesen and Christer Karlberg is featured on this album. CATHRINE LEGARDH: Vocal HUGO RASMUSSEN: Bass JAKOB DINESEN: Tenor sax CHRISTER KARLBERG: Guitar

“All HANSThings ULRIK: Shine” FROM THE ALBUM

“Slow Procession”

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Hans Ulrik is a highly acclaimed Danish saxophonist. His deeply personal sound and expressive style has made him one of the most sought after musicians on the Nordic jazz scene. He has recorded extensively both as a leader and sideman. He has also led groups featuring such musicians as John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock and Peter Erskine. Hans Ulrik has proven that it is possible to make modern jazz albums of artistic importance and at the same time appealing and melodious. The Hans Ulrik Quintet is a Nordic dream team, featuring some of the best musicians from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. HANS ULRIK: Saxophone KASPER TRANBERG: Trumpet ANDERS JORMIN: Bass EIVIND AARSET: Guitar AUDUN KLEIVE: Drums


2 Little Red Suitcase:

“WELL I DON’T CARE” FROM THE ALBUM

Temporarily out of order

Little Red Suitcase is a duo that delicately mixes improvised music, cabaret, and theatre live on stage. With simple stage effects and an array of instruments, their live performances are full of surprises and quirky stories that expand into many musical styles and genres. Their attitude communicates directly to the audience and the Spanish, German, French, Danish and English lyrics are part of their multi lingual universe. The band’s two members originally met in Copenhagen, but Little Red Suitcase was born in Zarautz, a small village by the Cantabric Sea in Spain during an improvised jam session. Since then, the curious and playful duo has played concerts in Norway, Greenland, Spain, Germany, USA, Holland, Sweden and Denmark. JOHANNA BORCHERT: Piano and others ELENA SETIÉN: Voice and others

“Borat”

Ibrahim Electric: FROM THE ALBUM

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BROTHERS OF UTOPIA The curious, inventive and genrebreaking trio Ibrahim Electric has created their own definition of jazz. There are elements of old fashioned soul/jazz, afro-beat, 60’s acidpower-beat, and of course the trio’s trademark: the fast, almost-punk passages in which the three musicians merge into one playful organism.

NICLAS KNUDSEN: Guitars JEPPE TUXEN: Hammond STEFAN PASBORG: Drums

Each of the band-members possesses an extremely high level of musicianship and musical energy. They have earned the name as one of the best live acts around. Throughout the years of extensive touring in both Europe and Asia, they have perfected a unique and provocative musical style. However, they still manage to distill their live energy in a studio setting, which can be heard on their many recordings.

B3


“ Cyrille Surreal”

SØREN KJÆRGAARD with BEN STREET & FROM THE ANDREW ALBUM CYRILLE:

Bandapart:

“Dusana” VISIONS DU FROM THE ALBUM LAMARCK

Optics Eclectic and stylistically all encompassing, Søren Kjærgaard is the quintessential postmodernist. Optics is the 6th release from the young Danish pianist. The project has matured in his mind for several years and marks a turning point in his career. He has performed and collaborated internationally with artists like Tim Berne, Herb Robertson and Michael Blake, but this date is his first international recording as a leader. The trio features drummer Andrew Cyrille and bass player Ben Street.

10 SØREN KJÆRGAARD: Piano ANDREW CYRILLE: Drums BEN STREET: Bass

In Cyrille Surreal we hear the trio in two layers: a first take and a second overdubbed take. The piece starts with a piano introduction and the first trio-take. Then gradually throughout the piece the overdubbed trio crescends on top of the pumping bass ostinato, creating piano polyfonies and ”cyrillic” whirl winds.

Bandapart has been compared with Chicago’s avantrock scene, the Icelandic “sound”, experimental jazz, and the music of Bill Frisell. The four band members are young veterans of the Danish jazz scene, but they are also well acquainted with several more layers of the musical milieu. Common to all four musicians is their predilection for the playful and improvisational aspects of performing together.

JONAS WESTERGAARD: Bass JAKOB BRO: Guitar JEPPE GRAM: Drums SØREN KJÆRGAARD: Keyboards

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With a distinct cinematic character, the music is a constantly varying journey through a colorful sound landscape. “Visions du Lamarck” is the 2nd album from Bandapart featuring guest musicians from The Danish Royal Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen jazz underground and New York’s downtown scene. Bandapart has played such diverse places as small clubs in Denmark and Berlin, as well as several tours in Asia.


Sinne Eeg: “DON´T BE SO BLUE” FROM THE ALBUM

“DON´T BE SO BLUE” In the course of the past few years, Sinne Eeg has proven herself to be one of Denmark’s leading jazz vocalists. She has already won several awards as a jazz singer in her home country and for several years has been touring intensely in Europe and Asia. Her vocal style is mature, intense, slightly understated and yet very ambitious. On her 5th album “Don’t be so blue” Sinne Eeg demonstrates that she’s not only an excellent vocalist, but also a gifted songwriter. These new songs were created while on the road. Sinne explains: “I wrote the album “Don’t be so blue” as a live concert. Usually you write the music, record it and then you tour. The new songs, and their bittersweet mood, emerged during a tour. Every night we played the new songs in front of the audience, and that’s why I know that these songs will feel right when played live, because that’s how they were made!”

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SINNE EEG: Vocal MORTEN LUND: Drums MORTEN RAMSBØL: Bass JAKOB CHRISTOFFERSEN: Piano

“WIDE OPEN SIMPLE SKY” Katrine Madsen:

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FROM THE ALBUM

LIFE

The charismatic vocalist Katrine Madsen is not one to take radical new directions in music. Instead, she follows her inner voice in a perpetual process of development. Nonetheless, Katrine Madsen has surprised audiences at home as well as abroad with her easily recognizable dusty voice, her original phrasing, and her deeply personal approach to her music. “Simple Life” is Karine Madsens 10th release in which we meet a mature vocalist presenting serious and somewhat melancholic songs. As a vocalist, Madsen is simply in a class of her own with her distinct phrasing that spans from a smoky, sensual whisper to a full-blown cry. In her lyrics, she successfully combines the imagery of nature with the internal state of being.

KATRINE MADSEN: Vocal JESPER BODILSEN: Bass HENRIK GUNDE: Piano JONAS JOHANSEN/MORTEN LUND: Drums JOAKIM MILDER: Saxophone


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Jakob Bro: ”Evening FROM

Song ” Balladeering THE ALBUM

The guitarist and composer Jakob Bro is one of the most active and exciting artists among the new generation of Danish jazz. His atmospheric music has created a big impression within the Danish jazz scene, and has also earned him a place alongside top American musicians. He has won several Danish Music Awards. Amongst these: “New Name of the Year” (2003), “Danish Jazz Release of the Year” (2006) and “Cross-over Release of the Year” (2006). On his album “Balladeering” (2009) Jakob Bro has teamed up with an all-star cast of jazz musicians: Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Ben Street and Paul Motian. As the title of the album indicates, the music takes place in a moderate pace. The Danish poet and filmmaker Jørgen Leth sums up the project by stating: “They play ballads - they balladeer. Not standard ballads, but original, flowing, impassioned pieces of music. It sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard”. JACOB BRO: Guitar BILL FRISELL: Guitar LEE KONITZ: Alto Saxophone BEN STREET: Bass PAUL MOTIAN: Drums

&

Benjamin Koppel Kenny Werner:

”Walden FROM (in Early Winter)”THE ALBUM

WALDEN

5

The busy and versatile saxophone player Benjamin Koppel is one of the most award-winning Danish musicians of his generation. With more than 20 albums to his name, Benjamin Koppel performs with his own duo, trio, quartet and quintet, larger ensembles and internationally acclaimed artists such as Daniel Humair, Palle Danielsson, Alex Riel as well as with his father, the Danish composer Anders Koppel. On the album “Walden” Koppel has teamed up with the legendary pianist Kenny Werner to make a musical conversation for piano and saxophone. The album is inspired by the book ”Walden, or Life in The Woods” (1854) by Henry David Thoreau. The two musicians explore the poetic writings of Thoreau, and interpret the moods and lyrical elements into music.

BENJAMIN KOPPEL: Saxophone KENNY WERNER: Piano


”TJECK TJECK”

FROM THE AUGUST ENGKILDE & ALBUM SOME BRUM FROM DENMARK

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August Engkilde is a composer, arranger, producer, multiinstrumentalist, DJ and sound-designer. He plays bass, keyboards and various computer knobs on more than 32 releases ranging from jazz and latin to electro and break beat. This highly productive musician creates a sound that’s detailed and cohesive, with dark sound collages and snippets of weird sounding instruments and brass orchestras.

“Miauw?” EMIL DE WAAL+:

Composer and drummer Emil de Waal´s professional life as a musician really took off in 1987 when he started the band ‘Bagdad Dagblad’. Since then, he has toured both nationally and internationally with virtually everybody in Denmark, incorporating various genres – from underground to universal pop music. Since 2004 he has produced four albums under the name “Emil de Waal+” collaborating with producer Andy Green (Velvet Underground, John Cale), and the Danish DJ Spejderrobot.

With inspiration from Gil Evans’ fabulous big band music, and after listening to gypsy and Asian music, August Engkilde & Some Brum From Denmark bring out a fresh new approach to modern danceable brass/ big band jazz. AUGUST ENGKILDE: Bas, Sampler (The virtual bigband) & CARSTEN SKOV: Keys, Vibraphone & Percussion MADS FORSBY: Drums 6 Percussion PETTER HÄNGSEL: Trombone KLAUS LÖHRER: Tuba & Bass trombone

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Photo: Jan Grarup

August Engkilde & Some Brum From Denmark:

Keys

The approach of Emil de Waal’s music is the combining of analogue instruments, the digital application of the computer and electronic drums. Emil de Waal+ deliberately includes the computer as an additional member of the band, and this truly reflects their way of working. For several years he has toured extensively throughout Scandinavia, Europe, USA and in the Far East. with “Emil de Waal+”. EMIL DE WAAL: Trommer/samplepad/programmering JENS BJØRNKJÆR: Tenorsaxofon GUSTAF LJUNGGREN: Guitar ALBERT RAFT RASMUSSEN: Tenorsaxofon ANDY GREEN: Mix og editering


”TJECK TJECK”

FROM THE AUGUST ENGKILDE & ALBUM SOME BRUM FROM DENMARK

6

August Engkilde is a composer, arranger, producer, multiinstrumentalist, DJ and sound-designer. He plays bass, keyboards and various computer knobs on more than 32 releases ranging from jazz and latin to electro and break beat. This highly productive musician creates a sound that’s detailed and cohesive, with dark sound collages and snippets of weird sounding instruments and brass orchestras.

“Miauw?” EMIL DE WAAL+:

Composer and drummer Emil de Waal´s professional life as a musician really took off in 1987 when he started the band ‘Bagdad Dagblad’. Since then, he has toured both nationally and internationally with virtually everybody in Denmark, incorporating various genres – from underground to universal pop music. Since 2004 he has produced four albums under the name “Emil de Waal+” collaborating with producer Andy Green (Velvet Underground, John Cale), and the Danish DJ Spejderrobot.

With inspiration from Gil Evans’ fabulous big band music, and after listening to gypsy and Asian music, August Engkilde & Some Brum From Denmark bring out a fresh new approach to modern danceable brass/ big band jazz. AUGUST ENGKILDE: Bas, Sampler (The virtual bigband) & CARSTEN SKOV: Keys, Vibraphone & Percussion MADS FORSBY: Drums 6 Percussion PETTER HÄNGSEL: Trombone KLAUS LÖHRER: Tuba & Bass trombone

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Photo: Jan Grarup

August Engkilde & Some Brum From Denmark:

Keys

The approach of Emil de Waal’s music is the combining of analogue instruments, the digital application of the computer and electronic drums. Emil de Waal+ deliberately includes the computer as an additional member of the band, and this truly reflects their way of working. For several years he has toured extensively throughout Scandinavia, Europe, USA and in the Far East. with “Emil de Waal+”. EMIL DE WAAL: Trommer/samplepad/programmering JENS BJØRNKJÆR: Tenorsaxofon GUSTAF LJUNGGREN: Guitar ALBERT RAFT RASMUSSEN: Tenorsaxofon ANDY GREEN: Mix og editering


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Jakob Bro: ”Evening FROM

Song ” Balladeering THE ALBUM

The guitarist and composer Jakob Bro is one of the most active and exciting artists among the new generation of Danish jazz. His atmospheric music has created a big impression within the Danish jazz scene, and has also earned him a place alongside top American musicians. He has won several Danish Music Awards. Amongst these: “New Name of the Year” (2003), “Danish Jazz Release of the Year” (2006) and “Cross-over Release of the Year” (2006). On his album “Balladeering” (2009) Jakob Bro has teamed up with an all-star cast of jazz musicians: Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Ben Street and Paul Motian. As the title of the album indicates, the music takes place in a moderate pace. The Danish poet and filmmaker Jørgen Leth sums up the project by stating: “They play ballads - they balladeer. Not standard ballads, but original, flowing, impassioned pieces of music. It sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard”. JACOB BRO: Guitar BILL FRISELL: Guitar LEE KONITZ: Alto Saxophone BEN STREET: Bass PAUL MOTIAN: Drums

&

Benjamin Koppel Kenny Werner:

”Walden FROM (in Early Winter)”THE ALBUM

WALDEN

5

The busy and versatile saxophone player Benjamin Koppel is one of the most award-winning Danish musicians of his generation. With more than 20 albums to his name, Benjamin Koppel performs with his own duo, trio, quartet and quintet, larger ensembles and internationally acclaimed artists such as Daniel Humair, Palle Danielsson, Alex Riel as well as with his father, the Danish composer Anders Koppel. On the album “Walden” Koppel has teamed up with the legendary pianist Kenny Werner to make a musical conversation for piano and saxophone. The album is inspired by the book ”Walden, or Life in The Woods” (1854) by Henry David Thoreau. The two musicians explore the poetic writings of Thoreau, and interpret the moods and lyrical elements into music.

BENJAMIN KOPPEL: Saxophone KENNY WERNER: Piano


Sinne Eeg: “DON´T BE SO BLUE” FROM THE ALBUM

“DON´T BE SO BLUE” In the course of the past few years, Sinne Eeg has proven herself to be one of Denmark’s leading jazz vocalists. She has already won several awards as a jazz singer in her home country and for several years has been touring intensely in Europe and Asia. Her vocal style is mature, intense, slightly understated and yet very ambitious. On her 5th album “Don’t be so blue” Sinne Eeg demonstrates that she’s not only an excellent vocalist, but also a gifted songwriter. These new songs were created while on the road. Sinne explains: “I wrote the album “Don’t be so blue” as a live concert. Usually you write the music, record it and then you tour. The new songs, and their bittersweet mood, emerged during a tour. Every night we played the new songs in front of the audience, and that’s why I know that these songs will feel right when played live, because that’s how they were made!”

4

SINNE EEG: Vocal MORTEN LUND: Drums MORTEN RAMSBØL: Bass JAKOB CHRISTOFFERSEN: Piano

“WIDE OPEN SIMPLE SKY” Katrine Madsen:

9

FROM THE ALBUM

LIFE

The charismatic vocalist Katrine Madsen is not one to take radical new directions in music. Instead, she follows her inner voice in a perpetual process of development. Nonetheless, Katrine Madsen has surprised audiences at home as well as abroad with her easily recognizable dusty voice, her original phrasing, and her deeply personal approach to her music. “Simple Life” is Karine Madsens 10th release in which we meet a mature vocalist presenting serious and somewhat melancholic songs. As a vocalist, Madsen is simply in a class of her own with her distinct phrasing that spans from a smoky, sensual whisper to a full-blown cry. In her lyrics, she successfully combines the imagery of nature with the internal state of being.

KATRINE MADSEN: Vocal JESPER BODILSEN: Bass HENRIK GUNDE: Piano JONAS JOHANSEN/MORTEN LUND: Drums JOAKIM MILDER: Saxophone


“ Cyrille Surreal”

SØREN KJÆRGAARD with BEN STREET & FROM THE ANDREW ALBUM CYRILLE:

Bandapart:

“Dusana” VISIONS DU FROM THE ALBUM LAMARCK

Optics Eclectic and stylistically all encompassing, Søren Kjærgaard is the quintessential postmodernist. Optics is the 6th release from the young Danish pianist. The project has matured in his mind for several years and marks a turning point in his career. He has performed and collaborated internationally with artists like Tim Berne, Herb Robertson and Michael Blake, but this date is his first international recording as a leader. The trio features drummer Andrew Cyrille and bass player Ben Street.

10 SØREN KJÆRGAARD: Piano ANDREW CYRILLE: Drums BEN STREET: Bass

In Cyrille Surreal we hear the trio in two layers: a first take and a second overdubbed take. The piece starts with a piano introduction and the first trio-take. Then gradually throughout the piece the overdubbed trio crescends on top of the pumping bass ostinato, creating piano polyfonies and ”cyrillic” whirl winds.

Bandapart has been compared with Chicago’s avantrock scene, the Icelandic “sound”, experimental jazz, and the music of Bill Frisell. The four band members are young veterans of the Danish jazz scene, but they are also well acquainted with several more layers of the musical milieu. Common to all four musicians is their predilection for the playful and improvisational aspects of performing together.

JONAS WESTERGAARD: Bass JAKOB BRO: Guitar JEPPE GRAM: Drums SØREN KJÆRGAARD: Keyboards

3

With a distinct cinematic character, the music is a constantly varying journey through a colorful sound landscape. “Visions du Lamarck” is the 2nd album from Bandapart featuring guest musicians from The Danish Royal Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen jazz underground and New York’s downtown scene. Bandapart has played such diverse places as small clubs in Denmark and Berlin, as well as several tours in Asia.


2 Little Red Suitcase:

“WELL I DON’T CARE” FROM THE ALBUM

Temporarily out of order

Little Red Suitcase is a duo that delicately mixes improvised music, cabaret, and theatre live on stage. With simple stage effects and an array of instruments, their live performances are full of surprises and quirky stories that expand into many musical styles and genres. Their attitude communicates directly to the audience and the Spanish, German, French, Danish and English lyrics are part of their multi lingual universe. The band’s two members originally met in Copenhagen, but Little Red Suitcase was born in Zarautz, a small village by the Cantabric Sea in Spain during an improvised jam session. Since then, the curious and playful duo has played concerts in Norway, Greenland, Spain, Germany, USA, Holland, Sweden and Denmark. JOHANNA BORCHERT: Piano and others ELENA SETIÉN: Voice and others

“Borat”

Ibrahim Electric: FROM THE ALBUM

11

BROTHERS OF UTOPIA The curious, inventive and genrebreaking trio Ibrahim Electric has created their own definition of jazz. There are elements of old fashioned soul/jazz, afro-beat, 60’s acidpower-beat, and of course the trio’s trademark: the fast, almost-punk passages in which the three musicians merge into one playful organism.

NICLAS KNUDSEN: Guitars JEPPE TUXEN: Hammond STEFAN PASBORG: Drums

Each of the band-members possesses an extremely high level of musicianship and musical energy. They have earned the name as one of the best live acts around. Throughout the years of extensive touring in both Europe and Asia, they have perfected a unique and provocative musical style. However, they still manage to distill their live energy in a studio setting, which can be heard on their many recordings.

B3


12 “Glemmer

CATHRINE LEGARDH:

Du”

FROM THE NORDDISK ALBUM

As a true child of the north, Cathrine Legardh was born in Copenhagen out of Danish and Swedish-Norwegian parents. This makes it even more appropriate that her second album is called “NordDisk” and features old Nordic folk tunes in Swedish and Danish, as well as a pick of Legardh’s own, new compositions. The song “Glemmer du” is an old Danish tune, written in 1932, by the Danish composers Kaj NormanAndersen. With a sensual voice and dead-sure phrasing, Cathrine Legardh has mixed a repertoire of her own songs, Nordic evergreens and swinging standards. In the last couple of years Legardh has played with the Danish bass legend Hugo Rasmussen, who alongside Jakob Dinesen and Christer Karlberg is featured on this album. CATHRINE LEGARDH: Vocal HUGO RASMUSSEN: Bass JAKOB DINESEN: Tenor sax CHRISTER KARLBERG: Guitar

“All HANSThings ULRIK: Shine” FROM THE ALBUM

“Slow Procession”

1

Hans Ulrik is a highly acclaimed Danish saxophonist. His deeply personal sound and expressive style has made him one of the most sought after musicians on the Nordic jazz scene. He has recorded extensively both as a leader and sideman. He has also led groups featuring such musicians as John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock and Peter Erskine. Hans Ulrik has proven that it is possible to make modern jazz albums of artistic importance and at the same time appealing and melodious. The Hans Ulrik Quintet is a Nordic dream team, featuring some of the best musicians from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. HANS ULRIK: Saxophone KASPER TRANBERG: Trumpet ANDERS JORMIN: Bass EIVIND AARSET: Guitar AUDUN KLEIVE: Drums


“To“ night”

SIX CITY STOMPERS:

FROM THE Work ALBUM Around the

Rules

The

:

Six City Stompers consists of six young talented and acclaimed musicians that have contributed a new, refreshing breeze to the traditional jazz scene. The band was formed in 2004. Since then, they have toured in the Scandinavian countries, as well as in other parts of Europe. Not many young people perform classic, traditional New Orleans inspired jazz, but with their love for the genre, it was obvious for these six boys to form the band, Six City Stompers Six City Stompers play mostly vocal jazz, with the young talented crooner and sax player Mads Mathias in front, but they also have produced beautiful instrumental arrangements. Some songs have been found in the book of good old evergreens while others are originals. Their glow and joy is easy to hear, and with their age and enthusiasm they are a refreshment to the jazz scene while attracting a younger and wider audience.

13

MADS MATHIAS: Vocal, saxophones PETER MAROTT: Trumpet PETER ROSENDAL: Flugabone, piano REGIN FUHLENDORF: Banjo KASPER TAGEL: Bass MORTEN ÆRØ: Drums


“RITUAL”

10 SØREN KJÆRGAARD WITH BEN STREET & ANDREW CYRILLE:

Lotte Anker with Craig Taborn & Gerald Cleaver:

Cyrille Surreal » 8.00

FROM THE ALBUM

Floating Islands

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Saxophonist Lotte Anker is known for her intense playing and as one of the strongest improvisers in the freeform/improfield in Denmark. She’s also the initiator and leader of the highly acclaimed transatlantic trio Anker,Taborn,Cleaver. The group formed in 2003, and since then they have released 3 critically acclaimed CD’s. They have performed at numerous venues and festivals in Europe, USA and Canada. Mixed with Lotte Anker’s own compositions for improvisation, the music of Anker,Taborn,Cleaver is build on a concept of group improvisation. The trio has a strong sense of rhythmic structures and form, but goes even further by exploring the wild, poetic, weird, unexpected and hypnotic sides of their musical communications. Very intense and adventurous music.

LOTTE ANKER: Saxophones CRAIG TABORN: Piano GERALD CLEAVER: Drums

Composed by Søren Kjærgaard Taken from the album “Optics” Label: ILK Records More info: www.sorenkjaergaard.com

11 IBRAHIM ELECTRIC:

Borat » 2.36

Composed by Knudsen/Pasborg/Tuxen Taken from the album “Brothers of Utopia” Label: Tactic Records More info: www.ibrahimelectric.com

12 CATHRINE LEGARDH:

Glemmer Du » 4.48

Composed by Norman-Andersen/ Müller & Folke +C. Karlberg & C. Legardh Taken from the album “NordDisk” Label: Storyville Records More info: www.legardh.dk

13 SIX CITY STOMPERS:

Tonight » 3.23

Composed by Mads Mathias Juul Hansen Taken from the album “Work Around the Rules” Label: Calibrated Music More info: www.sixcitystompers.dk

14 LOTTE ANKER WITH CRAIG TABORN & GERALD CLEAVER: (EXCERPT FROM)

Ritual » 6.06

Composed by Lotte Anker Taken from the album “Floating Islands” Label: ILK Records More info: www.lotteanker.com


Danish 2O1O 5 BENJAMIN KOPPEL & KENNY WERNER:

Walden (in Early Winter) » 6.30 Composed by Benjamin Koppel Taken from the album “Walden” Label: Cowbell Music More info: www.benjaminkoppel.dk

1 HANS ULRIK:

All Things Shine » 4.24

6 AUGUST ENGKILDE & SOME BRUM FROM DENMARK:

Tjeck Tjeck » 5.02

Composed by Hans Ulrik Taken from the album “Slow Procession” Label: Stunt Records More info: www.hansulrik.dk

Composed by August Engkilde Taken from the album “August Engkilde & Some Brum From Denmark” Label: Brumtone More info: www.brumtone.com

2 LITTLE RED SUITCASE:

7 EMIL DE WAAL+:

Composed by Elena Setien Yeregui Taken from the album “Temporarily Out of Order” Label: Suitcase Records More info: www.littleredsuitcase.com

Composed by Emil de Waal Unreleased Label: Unreleased More info: www.emildewaal.com

Well I don’t care » 2.48

Miauw? » 5.03

3 BANDAPART:

8 JAKOB BRO:

Composed by Søren Kjærgaard Taken from the album “Vision du Lamarck” Label: Blackout Music More info: www.myspace.com/bandapartdk

Composed by Jakob Bro Taken from the album “Balladeering” Label: Loveland Records More info: www.jakobbro.com

Dusana » 6.30

Evening Song » 4.40

4 SINNE EEG:

9 KATRINE MADSEN:

Composed by Sinne Eeg Taken from the album “Don´t Be So Blue” Label: Red Dot Music / EMI More info: www.sinnemusic.com

Composed by Katrine Madsen / Helle Hansen Taken from the album “Simple Life” Label: Stunt Records More info: www.katrine-madsen.dk

Don´t be so blue » 5.19

Wide Open Sky » 4.37

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE ARTISTS AND LABELS Executive Producer: Lars Meiling for JazzDanmark Mastered by August Engkilde Artwork by


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JazzDanmark

JazzDanmark is a non-profit organization, which works to promote the best possible conditions for Danish jazz in Denmark and abroad. We supply knowledge and information about Danish JAZZ, as well as being a contact point for national and international partners. Our projects include support, counseling and education of professional Danish jazz musicians, support for upcoming jazz musicians, Danish jazz export, international projects, and network activities. JazzDanmark is primarily financed by the Danish Arts Council. For more info on Danish jazz today, please contact JazzDanmark Nytorv 3, 3. Sal DK-1450 Copenhagen K

T: +45 33454300 M: info@jazzdanmark.dk www.jazzdanmark.dk

Danish Jazz in the year 2010 has become a collective name for ambitious musicians, who want to see what happens when they challenge each other. The younger generations of jazz musicians in Denmark have a high level of musicianship and with that, an urge to seek out new facets in music. Within the Danish JAZZ milieu, there are many winding roads that make up a surprisingly big and varied scene, which includes a multiplicity of genres and moods. Alongside a vibrant experimental scene and a well-established modern jazz scene, there’s also a wave of artists who have taken up the credo “QUIET IS THE NEW LOUD “, practicing the Nordic art of understatement. The jazz musicians of today create music inspired by what’s around them. This also means that genres like pop, rock and electronica have become tools that the artists use freely. This CD is an excerpt of the PULSATING Danish jazz scene today.


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Booklet for JazzDanmarks "Danish Jazz Compilation 2010"

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