JAZZ MASTERWORKS SERIES - HERBIE HANCOCK "EMPYREAN ISLES" performed by Randy Brecker, Thomas Clausen, Victor Jones & Tobias Dall
Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective
Mon 4 Jul 17.00 - Wed 6 Jul 22.30
Almanak i Operaen Ekvipagemestervej 10 1438 K Copenhagen
We are thrilled to announce our pop-up jazz club June 25-July 10 at one of Copenhagen's most prestigious and iconic venues, featuring international jazz of the highest order and an exclusive dining experience at the Copenhagen Opera House restaurant Almanak, with its spectacular fifth floor panoramic city and harbourfront view of Copenhagen (w/ outdoor terrace on wind-still days). Two shows nightly at 17:00 (5 PM) and 20:00 (8 PM).
JAZZ MASTERWORKS SERIES Modern interpretations of iconic albums
HERBIE HANCOCK "EMPYREAN ISLES"
Randy Brecker (trumpet/US) Thomas Clausen (piano/DK) Tobias Dall (bass/DK) Victor Jones (drums/US)
ABOUT THE HERBIE HANCOCK "EMPYREAN ISLES" ALBUM:
"Empyrean Isles" is the fourth studio album by American jazz piano innovator Herbie Hancock, recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on June 17, 1964 for Blue Note Records. It features Hancock with his Miles Davis bandmates at the time, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams, alongside trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It is one of the most studied and analyzed piano albums by subsequent generations of jazz pianists and AllMusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine called it "a record that officially established Hancock as a major artist in his own right." The album also contains the first recorded version of one Hancock's most famous songs, "Cantaloupe Island", that he later recorded a jazz-funk fusion version of, as "Cantalope Island", on his 1976 album "Secrets". Also, in 1993, the British jazz rap group Us3 sampled "Cantaloupe Island" in their song "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" from their album Hand On the Torch, which generated a major international crossover hit.
ABOUT TONIGHT'S PERFORMERS:
Tonight's quartet comprises four of our top favorite musicians and regulars, first and foremost 7x Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker who has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, and Jaco Pastorius. American drummer Victor Jones is renowned and revered for his work with Stan Getz, Michel Petrucciani and Chaka Khan among others. Thomas Clausen is one Denmark's great piano masters. His credentials includes who's-who in jazz including, to name but a few, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Gary Burton and Roy Haynes. He is also on the album that Miles Davis came to Denmark to record in 1984 entitled "Aura" and which won a Grammy in the US. Completing the line-up is the incredible young Danish bassist Tobias Dall who has previously appeared with Randy Brecker at the now defunct The Standard Jazz Club, and who is also a regular member of Niels Lan Doky's trio and the NLD International Jazz Collective.
1. One Finger Snap (Herbie Hancock) 2. Oliloqui Valley (Herbie Hancock) 3. Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock) 4. The Egg (Herbie Hancock) 5. Additional material chosen by the performers
3-course menu: - Variety of tomatoes with fresh cream, herbs and tomato consommé - Fried flatfish on bones, peas, new Danish potatoes, pickled pearl onions and parsley siphon - Strawberries, butter milk ice cream and citrus herbs
4-course menu: - Variety of tomatoes with fresh cream, herbs and tomato consommé - Asparagus salad with browned butter emulsion, fried fjord trout, pickled white currants and wild herbs - Fried flatfish on bones, peas, new Danish potatoes, pickled pearl onions and parsley siphon - Strawberries, butter milk ice cream and citrus herbs
Almanak i Operaen Copenhagen Opera House Ekvipagemestervej 10 1438 København K www.almanakioperaen.dk
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NOTE: Dinner and show are sold together only and cannot be purchased separately.
A category (closest to stage): DKK 745 including 3 courses & music charge DKK 825 including 4 courses & music charge
B category: DKK 695 including 3 courses & music charge DKK 775 including 4 courses & music charge
C category: DKK 645 including 3 courses & music charge DKK 725 including 4 courses & music charge
Note: The above prices do NOT include: - Ticketing fees - Drinks & beverages (to be ordered and purchased at Almanak)
ABOUT JAZZ MASTERWORKS SERIES:
In 2014, Niels Lan Doky began using the term “Jazz Masterworks Series” to present live performances and modern re-interpretations of iconic albums that have defined the genre at the now defunct The Standard Jazz Club in Copenhagen. “Unlike Classical music, jazz is mostly improvised and as a result we don’t have written scores of masterworks that can be read and played by other artists. But I have concluded that album recordings are the jazz world's equivalent, hence the Jazz Masterworks Series concept was born.” Stellar casts of American, European and South American musicians from the Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective meet up periodically to perform and re-interpret selected masterworks albums from Jazz’s iconic canon.
The Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective wishes to thank their sponsors:
Main sponsor: Augustinus Fonden. Additional contributions: William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Statens Kunstfond and Gangstedfonden.