Nicolai Munch Hansen

Mindeord til Nicolai Munch Hansen, 11. maj 1977 – 21. februar 2017
Kære Nicolai
Jeg har tænkt på dig hvert minut i snart en uge nu. Det er ikke til at holde ud at du skulle væk så tidligt, at du ikke skal se børnene vokse op, at du ikke mere skal smile så unikt Nicolai’sk og forgylde musikken og universet overalt hvor du går. Vi spillede vores sidste koncert sammen kun en uge før du var væk. Alt hvad du spillede den aften står lysende klart i min erindring, du var i topform, generøs og ultranærværende som altid, og jeg vil aldrig glemme det. Den slags minder har du skabt mange af hos os alle, smukke minder som ingen kraft kan tage fra os som er tilbage, hvor sorgfuldt det end måtte være. Jeg har tænkt vanvittig meget på dine nærmeste, jeg føler med jer af hele mit hjerte og hele min sjæl. Tak Nicolai, for alt det som du nåede at give os, vi vil huske dig for evigt. Hvil i fred.

JAZZ CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

In february 1917, the world’s first ever recording of Jazz music was made. Jacob Anderskov celebrates the Jazz Centennial in February 2017, with a series of 3 concerts with 3 different bands, in 3 days. The concerts will feature music from The Jazz Century, in vibrantly creative versions.

Jacob Anderskov’s music has been described as “expanding the sonic language of Danish jazz” (Down Beat, 03, 2013), “constantly pushing the borders” (Jazzblog, dec 2106) even “seismographic” (JazzSpecial, June 2008), sensing Music’s tectonic changes early. However, Anderskov also has a deep love and passion for the jazz tradition, from the earliest jazz and up till today. This concert is a celebration of the entire history of Jazz, with a radical twist. It will be intense, dynamic and spiritual. It will be the soul of Jazz, as heard through a Modernist’s ears, and carried into the future.

The 3 concerts are:
* Thursday February 9th: Jacob Anderskov CENTENNIAL SOLO – KONCERTKIRKEN, 20.00
* Friday February 10th: Jacob Anderskov “CONTINUUM” w/ Nicolai Munch-Hansen (bass) & Anders Provis (drums) – ILK, 5e, 23.00
* Saturday February 11th: Jacob Anderskov CENTENNIAL TRIO w/ Nils Davidsen (bass) & Randy Peterson (drums) – ILK, 5e, 21.30

RESONANCE – new strings album OUT NOW…

New strings album OUT NOW:
Jacob Anderskov: RESONANCE
My second album with the Strings, Percussion & Piano ensemble:
Jacob Anderskov (p), Karen Johanne Pedersen (vln), Mette Brandt (viola), Ida Nørholm (cello), Peter Bruun (d, perc).
What Reason Could I Give/ Resonance/ 8th Avenue j_anderskov_resonance_cover_cropped_loresTranquility/ Capone/ Alpha/ Impermanence II/ Portrait/ Open Society. _ Label: Sundance / Stunt. Release: September 2016.

 

Albums out over the last year or so

A bunch of albums have come out recently that I did not find time to put up here at the moment. But better late than never.

New Anderskov releases recently:

Tomasz Dabrowski Free 4 Arts: SIX MONTH & TEN DROPS (Barefoot Records).
Tomasz Dabrowski, trp – Jacob Anderskov,piano – Sven Dam Meinild, barytone saxophone – Kasper Tom, drums. Released 2015.

Emil de Waal: OLD NEWS.
Randi Laubek (voc) – Band Ane (electronics) – Mads Hyhne (tb) – Peter Rosendal (flugabone & melodica) – Jacob Anderskov (keyboards, accordeon) – Gustaf Ljunggren (gui, contra alto clarinet, banjo) – Elith Nulle Nykjær (cl) – Emil de Waal (dr, prc). Released 2016

ZAKS (Zeuthen/Anderskov/Kielsgaard/Skovbakke): Live at 5e (ILK).
Jesper Zeuthen, alto sax – Jacob Anderskov, pno – Rune Kielsgaard, drums – Jeppe Skovbakke, bass. Released 2016

Festival Season

The festival programme for the Copenhagen & Aarhus festivals is now updated on the Calendar page. Looking forward to it all – hope to see some of you out there.

HABITABLE EXOMUSICS – Entire trilogy out now…

JACOB ANDERSKOV: HABITABLE EXOMUSICS – The Trilogy: All 3 albums out now. General Trilogy info:JA_Habitable_Exomusics_TheTrilogy_Press_UK
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I: JA_Kinetics_Cover_1500x1500 Kinetics (the Path) – Habitable Exomusics volume I. – with Adam Pultz Melbye, bass & Anders Vestergaard, drums, ILK, 2015. CD & digital. JA_Kinetics_Pressrelease_UK // JA_Kinetics_Pressrelease_DKRelease date June 26th, 2015.

II: JA_Statics_Cover_1500x1500 Statics (the Map) – Habitable Exomusics volume II. – Solo piano, ILK, 2015. CD & digital. JA_Statics_Pressrelease_UK // JA_Statics_Pressrelease_DK. Release date August 21st, 2015.

III: JA_Dynamics_1500x1500Cover  Dynamics (the Terrain) – Habitable Exomusics volume III.
– with Nils Davidsen – bass & Gerald Cleaver – drums. ILK, 2015. CD & digital. JA_Dynamics_Pressrelease_UK // JA_Dynamics_Pressrelease_DKRelease date September 25th, 2015.

KINETICS (the PATH) – album release

KINETICS (the PATH) album release … :

Monday June 29th 2015, VOLUME ONE of the Habitable Exomusics Trilogy was released:
Jacob Anderskov: “KINETICS (THE PATH)” – Habitable Exomusics volume I. ILK244CD.
Jacob Anderskov, piano – Adam Pultz Melbye, bass – Anders Vestergaard, drums.
8 new compositions by Jacob Anderskov.

Recorded in The Village, Cph, January 2015, by John Fomsgaard. Mix & Mastering by John Fomsgaard. Produced by Jacob Anderskov. Released on CD & digital. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and in selected stores around the planet.
For much more info on the album and the entire Habitable Exomusics universe, visit http://jacobanderskov.dk/?page_id=468

Thank you to RMC, Adam, Anders, John, Mike Højgaard, Kat Jarby & Kaja Management, Strings, Percussion & Piano, Benoit Delbecq, Django Bates, Ellery Eskelin, Frank Gratkowski, Thomas Vang, DRK & Signalmedia, Peter Mark, ILK, 5e, Jazzklubben Christiania, KoncertKirken, and to friends, fans, family, students & colleagues etc.

New Videos

New videos on the Video- and Habitable Exomusics-pages. Including Kinetics live, Phone Book live, and 2 DRK (Danish public Television) interviews (in Danish).