Down Beat review

Nice review in Down Beat, April ’14 issue, of Jacob Anderskov:Strings, Percussion & Piano:

“Danish pianist-composer Jacob Anderskov has done the aesthetics-challenged world of so-called chamber jazz a huge favor with his latest album. A beautifully conceived set of music for an ensemble for three string players and piano and drums… Known commodities and concepts are reconsidered here. … at once earthy and cerebral. Throughout, the pianist’s own technical and expressive powers come through in measured, restrained doses. On this project, the leader surrenders to a dialogue of parts and a conceptualized whole, rather than seizing the solo spotlight. His role as composer and ensemble architect is paramount here. The results are impressive and gently groundbreaking.” **** (4 stars) —Josef Woodard, Down Beat, April 2014.

For full review, see:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4353067/DB_Strings_review_1404_66.pdf

Management announcement

Shortly after receiving the Jazz Composer of the Year 2013 Award at Danish Music Awards Jazz, Jacob Anderskov announces agreement with Kat Jarby/Kaja Management on management and exclusive booking for his project Stings, Percussion & Piano.
See contact page for contact details.

Danish Music Awards Jazz 2013 – Nominees announced: 2 nominations for yours truly

Danish Music Awards Jazz 2013: 2 nominations for 2 different releases:

“Årets Danske Jazzkomponist”  (Jazz composer of the year): Jacob Anderskov: “Granular Alchemy” (w. Agnostic Revelations: Chris Speed, Michael Formanek, Gerald Cleaver, J.A. – ILK), &

“Årets Danske Særudgivelse” (Special release of the year)Jacob Anderskov: ”Strings, Percussion & Piano” (Christine Pryn, Anette Slaatto, Ida Nørholm, Peter Bruun, J.A. – ILK)

Winners will be announced november 24th.

For videos of the 2 nominated ensembles, see the (new) video site…

Strings TV broadcast @ DRK 19/10

(TV-broadcast  - in Danish:) TV udsendelse med uddrag af koncerten med Jacob Anderskov’s Strings, Percussion & Piano, live @ Betty Nansen Teatret, Juli 2013, samt interview med yours truly sendes på DR K 19. okt 2013, kl. 22.40… (med genudsendelser 22. okt kl. 14.35, 24. okt kl. 16.35, 29. okt kl. 13.55.) Video link offentliggøres her på siden derefter.

5 hearts in Politiken for “Strings..”

(review in Danish:) “… en fremragende indspilning … Nok er der tale om en klangligt fascinerende musik, skrevet og arrangeret af Anderskov med sans for æstetisk skønhed og melodisk følelse. Men den har i tilgift en grublende og knugende stemning, som vil mere end blot at behage. .. Pryn, Slaatto og Nørholm er som tørstige dyr, der drikker dybt af materialet og går i dialog med Anderskovs fabulerende klaverspil, mens pulsen kribler og bumler insektagtigt i Peter Bruuns slagtøj. .. Strygerarrangementet i den åndeløst smukke ’Waldhorn (This is a title, not a waldhorn)’ har næsten glimt af en inderlig Haydn. I den dragende ’Hungarian Conditions’ fornemmes Bartok og Bach i musikken. ’Impermanence I’ byder på rastløst virrende drama, og pladen munder ud i den lange, eftertænksomme meditation ’Post Industrial Stone Age’. Det hele opleves som en stærk og sammenhængende suite. Med denne gennemarbejdede musik føjer Jacob Anderskov en ny dimension til sin i forvejen knopskydende karriere, der også følges med interesse i det internationale jazzmiljø.” - 5 hjerter - CHRISTIAN MUNCH-HANSEN, Politiken
, 10.oktober 2013