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New Bop Soup Tour being planned

We are now taking bookings for Bop Soup between the 11th and 15th of April 2014. This time we aim to suceed in booking enough gigs to get our friend and colleague Bert Boeren to come over from Holland and add his virtuoso trombone magic to an already remarkable quartet.

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My distributor is indisposed

GDC, formerly Scandinavia’s largest distributor of CDs and other recorded media has gone into receivership. Hundreds of record labels small and large are now furiously rushing about trying to find alternative ways of getting their product to the customer. Unfortunately. I, and many other independent jazz musicians are not in a position of power. As a result I have been […]

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Perfect Harmony

For a short time, while I was modulating from a rock bass guitarist into a jazz double bassist, I shared a flat with Andy Henderson (Echobelly’s drummer). I remember clearly one en-drunkened evening he was trying to tell me not to practice so much. I suspect now that he just wanted some peace and quiet […]

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My latest Jazz CD Project

I’m working on a set of new Jazz compositions for my next CD. The focus will be on Jazz Blues, Soul Jazz and Cool Jazz. The fantastic Danish vibes player Jakob Svensson has agreed to work with me on the recording. I’m very excited about it. Sign up to my newsletter for information about new […]

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Reflections

As I sit here listening to Reflections by Thelonious Monk and gazing at my one week old baby daughter, my first child, and my last, my girlfriend informs me ;-), I find my thoughts drifting back across time to my own childhood. More than that, I reflect over the paths that I have chosen and how […]

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Last 3 jazz concerts of 2011

It’s been a great year of live jazz for me and this is brilliant way of rounding it off. Two concerts with the Paul Harrison band, one last night in Randers and one in 30 minutes, tonight here in Hobro, both sell outs. Tomorrow night I will be playing gypsy jazz and so much more […]

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iPad as a music Pad

There are loads of iPad applications that can be used by musicians to replace all those folders of sheet music that used to clutter up the stage for so many of us. Some have more functions and features than others, but at the end of the day what you need is basically just a pdf […]

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Recording Swing 41

Swing 41 was recorded in a very basic way, This is the approach I try and take whenever I record Jazz, and it’s even more appropriate in this setting with acoustic guitars, violin and double bass. I wanted to capture what the band actually sounded like and avoid the polished flat sound that one often hears […]

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The Robin Nolan Jam session

What a wonderful gig and jam session this was. A veritable gypsy jazz acadamy. Many of Denmark’s best artists in the world of Gipsy Jazz turned up to share the stage with Robin Nolan – a great exponent of the acoustic guitar.  I was lucky enough that Walter Clerici gave me the call and the three of […]

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