MIKHAEL BLAKE (TARTARE) at Jazzcup
The Canadian born saxophonist/composer began his collaboration with these young improvisers some years ago in Copenhagen."These guys understand my music and there are a lot of influences circulating in my world. They are familiar with current trends in popular music and they can bring that forth without disrespecting the rich history and discipline it takes to be a great jazz artist. Their enthusiasm and fearlessness inspires me." says Blake.
In 2001/2002 Kresten, Soren and Jonas Westergaard received grants from the Danish Jazz Federation to live and study in New York City. Within a few months the guys were settled in and began playing together on a regular basis. Their recordings and live performances consist primarily of Blake’s music but they also at ease covering the works of Roland Kirk, Sun Ra and Charles Mingus.This documentation - their first recording session made in 2002 - certainly captures the bands strengths in the studio; leaning towards contemporary forms that meet up with free-jazz improvisation. They are world class improvisers and it's interesting to watch them develop", Blake proclaims of his Danish mates. "We’ve been playing out a lot and the response has been very positive, even ecstatic." And now they are back in Copenhagen and JazzCup! We're looking forward to this extra concert at JazzCup....
uploaded this event on April 16, 2018