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Angel - Angel (2010)

Angel - Angel (2010)

Personnel:
Stephan Sieben - guitar
Adam Pultz Melbye - double bass
Håkon Berre - drums

Tracklisting:

01 - John
02 - Sue
03 - Me
04 - Or
05 - Strive
06 - Chiks
07 - Heaven
08 - Ate

Angel unites three strong voices on the danish improv scene. The trio plays no-nonsense fire music that transcends the traditional role of each instrument as well as conventional conceptions of style, drawing from the influences of european and american free jazz as well as metal and punk. Angel's debut album was released on ILK 5th of February 2010.

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Lovedale - Coziness Kills (2010)

Lovedale - Coziness Kills (2010)

Personnel:
Jesper Løvdal - saxophone
Jacob Anderskov - piano
Jonas Westergaard - double bass
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Anders Mogensen - drums
Chris Speed - tenor saxophone, clarinet

Tracklisting:

1. Abdullah I 8:27
2. Cheers In Heaven 7:34
3. M/S Invention 9:02
4. Pudsig Pigtråd 11:13
5. Fra Flintholm Til Femøren 6:15
6. Coziness Kills 6:29
7. The Missing Manual 5:40
8. Sucre Trouvé 5:23


Coziness Kills is the third album with Lovedale following the Danish Music Award-winning album, Grill Music (Jazz album of the year 2007). The music is moving toward less form and more melody. Less conventions and more subtlety. Less genre and more universal music. Less Coziness. The CD proves a long musical cooperation Lovedale has had with Cuong Vu, since their first meeting on Grill Music. Chris Speed is probably the most personal clarinet and saxophone player in jazz today, giving the instruments a new lyrical sound.

Communicative and freely approached soul music is what this quartet is about. The sound is Nordic and Scandinavian though swingin' and the repertoire is mostly tunes by bandleader and saxophone player Jesper Løvdal.

Jakob Anderskov plays piano and is the hottest new name in Danish modern jazz right now. His piano playing is very personal which can be heard on the 2 albums he recorded with his trio including American bassist Michael Formanek.

Jonas Westergaard is playing upright bass in the band when he is not touring and playing with Oliver Lake, John Tchicai, Tim Berne, Michael Blake and Jimmy Cobb to mention some of the many musicians who use his energetic and melodic playing.

Anders Mogensen has been one of the leading modern jazz drummers in Denmark for the last 10 years. He has recorded with Gary Thomas, Niels Lan Doky, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Ray Anderson among many others. His playing is complex but swinging and his personal sound on the drums is an important part of the music played in the band.

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Lovedale - Grill Music (2006)

Lovedale - Grill Music (2006)

Personnel:

Jesper Løvdal - saxophone
Jacob Anderskov - piano
Jonas Westergaard - double bass
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Anders Mogensen - drums

Tracklisting:

1. Grill Music
2. Good Music
3. Into Orbit
4. Honestly
5. Ups and Downs
6. This One Goes to Thirteen
7. Better Music
8. The Sleeping Monster
9. Even Better Music

Jesper Løvdal is known for a warm sound on the tenorsaxophone, vitality and presence in his expression and a strong will to become one with the music. He is one of his generation's most diverse and remarkable talents with all of the jazz-history incorporated in his playing. The new CD from Lovedale, ”Grill Music”, (ILKCD122) is the group’s latest statement since the debutCD ”Lovedale” from 2004. In spite of having played together in this format for 6 years, the musicians still constantly challenge each other and with spontanity and a great appetite on music from all over the world, they have again recorded a very Lovedale-sounding CD. Free-spirit Lovemusic is a good name for the music, which also features US- trumpetplayer Cuong Vu. Being one oof the leading trumpetplayers of his generation with an unique sound and amazing energy, Cuong Vu has performed with Pat Metheny, David Bowie, Chris Speed and Dave Douglas. Bandleader Jesper Løvdal recieved the danish Bent Jædig-prize in 2005 for his convincing playing in all the expressions of jazz. The four members of Lovedale are personal composers, dedicated to play their own music, and they are all cornerstones in Lovedale’s warm sound and musical approach.

Grill Music recieved a Danish Music Award for ”Album of the Year” in 2007.

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