1959: TIME OUT // Dave Brubeck’s iconic album performed live front to back
Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective
Thu 26 May 15.30 - 15.30
Majorgården Nordre Strandvej 118 3140 Ålsgårde
SOUND DUES presents - in association with the NLD International Jazz Collective
1959: TIME OUT Dave Brubeck’s iconic album performed live front to back
We’re celebrating 1959 - one of the greatest years in jazz history. That year, three of the most popular, acclaimed and enduring albums in jazz were released.
On August 17th trumpeter Miles Davis released what would become known as one of the ultimate masterpieces of the genre and the best selling instrumental jazz album of all time - the groundbreaking album “Kind Of Blue”. A few months later, on October 5th, the innovative bassist and composer Charles Mingus released “Ah Um”, the album that yielded his arguably best and most famous compositions. Finally, on December 14th, Dave Brubeck released “Time Out”, an experimental record exploring odd time signatures, which against all odds and expectations became one of the biggest commercial successes in jazz, largely driven by the hit single “Take Five”.
Join us as curated casts of jazz musicians from the Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective live perform and do their modern reinterpretations of each of these three iconic albums, playing the exact same pieces as on the original recording and in the exact same order - and with the same instrumentation: Time Out (May 26), Kind Of Blue (May 27) and Ah Um (May 28).
Today’s show features a live performance of the DAVE BRUBECK “TIME OUT” album.
For this first "1959" project, we are particularly excited to welcome back the incredible Swedish alto saxophonist FREDRIK KRONKVIST who has been a part of some of our greatest highlights of the past two years, including our Jazz/Take projects at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art led by drummers Lenny White (80s New Wave) and Greg Hutchinson (French Electronic). Powerful virtuosity and elegant lyricism are only a few of the many qualities that makes him one of the most exciting players on the today's jazz scene. Joining him on piano is one of Denmark's great jazz piano masters, THOMAS CLAUSEN. A generation older than Fredrik, Thomas' list of credentials reads like a who's-who in jazz, ranging from Gary Burton to Roy Haynes, Steve Swallow, Miles Davis and beyond. Rounding up the line-up are two great musicians who were featured at our press launch last September, including Danish bassist KASPER TAGEL who played with American saxophone legend Gary Bartz on our Jazz/Take on 90s New York Hip Hop at the the Louisiana Museum last August, and who is also a professor at the Danish National Academy of Music that runs the country's most renowned jazz program. Completing the quartet is drummer RADEK WOSKO from Poland, who appeared on our United Nations International Jazz Day broadcast last April as part of an international quartet led by Niels Lan Doky, which also featured Sweden's Fredrik Kronkvist and Canada's Greg Earle.
1)"Blue Rondo à la Turk" (Dave Brubeck) 2)"Strange Meadow Lark" (Dave Brubeck) 3)"Take Five" (Paul Desmond) 4)"Three to Get Ready" (Dave Brubeck) 5)"Kathy's Waltz" (Dave Brubeck) 6)"Everybody's Jumpin'" (Dave Brubeck) 7)"Pick Up Sticks" (Dave Brubeck) (Additional material at the discretion of the performers)
Fredrik Kronkvist (alto sax/SE) Thomas Clausen (piano/DK) Kasper Tagel (bass/DK) Radek Wosko (drums/PL)
Date & Time:
Thursday, May 26 @ 15:30 CET (doors open at 14:30 concert ends 16:45 at the latest) Concert duration is 75 min without intermission.
DKK 295 excluding ticketing fee. For larger group reservations, please contact us at email@example.com
Drinks other beverages and snacks available for sale on site courtesy of Adventurous Bar Catering. Form of payment accepted: Cash & MobilePay
Majorgården (which means “Major Farm”) with its incredibly beautiful seaview of Kattegat and Sweden, was built in 1749 directly on the beach on the Northern coastline of Zealand (Sjælland). In the 1800s the farm was the home of the grandparents of Danish symbolist sculptor Rudolph Tegner (and coincidentally, it is today located near the latter’s museum and statuepark in Dronningmølle). In the early 1900s, Danish author Alexander Svedstrup visited the farm and was inspired to integrate it into the plot of his novel "Erik Gudmand" in which he named the farm “Majorgården” . As a result it became the farm’s official name in the 1930s when it served as a summer hotel and restaurant (with room for up to 70 guests and with a staff of 10). Due to its beautiful seaside location and ideal direct placement by the beach, it became quite popular among Danish as well as Swedish guests at the time. A very frequent guest was Swedish author and Nobel Prize laureate Pär Lagerquist. Today the farm operates as office spaces and houses the fashion brand Neo Noir. We are thrilled to have Majorgården included as one of our SOUND DUES 2022 venues.
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