Dexter Gordon – Stella By Starlight (SCCD 36036)

Montmartre Jazzhus 1966 The final programme of Montmartre broadcast series from 1965/66 finds Dexter Gordon in the company of his old friend from his Californian days Pony Poindexter. “ This broadcast makes for an impressive souvenir of the fleeting combination of Little Pony and Long Tall Dexter, and shows how fluently and engagingly they performed […]

Dexter Gordon – Ladybird (SCCD 36035)

SCCD 36035 Ladybird / Dexter Gordon Quintet Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 The fifth and the last volume of “Montmartre Jazzhus 1965” Series turned out to be a reunion of Blue Note’s 1964 release “One Flight Up” team. Dexter Gordon was apparently enjoying the presence of the younger trumpeter Donald Byrd one year after their first encounter […]

Dexter Gordon – Heartaches (SCCD 36034)

SCCD 36034 Heartaches / Dexter Gordon Quartet Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 Jazzhus Montmartre in the summer of 1965 Dexter Gordon spent most of his evenings performing at Jazzhus Montmartre packed with his loyal fans. This is the fourth volume from those unforgettable five evenings taped by the Danish Radio and made available for the broader audience […]

Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen – Kreisler, Massenet, Schubert etc: Classical Violin Pearls (KON 32335)

32335 Classical Violin Pearls: Søren Elbæk To close the 2004 Kontrapunkt releases Denmark’s leading violinist Søren Elbæk joined by Morten Mogensen on piano presents the “ultimate violin recital”. From the Heifetz arrangement of Manuel Ponce’s “Estrellita” to Massenet’s “Thaïs – méditation” the CD is packed with the famous melodies brilliantly performed. 1. Estrellita (Juan Ponce)2. […]

Toke Lund Christiansen, Mikael Beier – Kuhlau: Six Duos opus 39 & opus 87 (KON 32333/34)

32333/34 Friedrich Kuhlau: Six duos World’s first complete recording of Kuhlau’s flute music comes to the finale with this double CD of the Grande Duos opuses 39 & 87. The series was embarked on by Denmark’s leading flautist Toke Lund Christiansen 14 years ago and encompasses 16 CD of about 20 hours of music. On […]

Euterpe Ensemble, Curt Kollavik-Jensen, Helle Kristensen, Jan Lund, Ricardo Odriozola, Otto Andersen – Nørholm: Chamber Music 4 (KON 32332)

The long and fruitful collaboration between Denmark’s leading composer Ib Nørholm and Euterpe Ensemble has culminated in this CD of seven delightful chamber music. Euterpe Ensemble with its unique instrumentation of recorder/violin/cello/guitar has been a great incentive and inspiration for the composer. 1. Ludite Op. 135: II Andantino (Ib Nørholm)2. Ludite Op. 135: I Allegro […]

Jens E Christensen, Anne-Lise Gabold, Jeanette Balland, Frans Hansen – Werner: Visse Vejrdage, Seven Postludes (KON 32331)

One of the central figures of Denmark’s contemporary composers Sven Erik Werner has often been associated with church music or more precisely organ music. Visse vejrdage (roughly translated as “Certain Everyday”) was composed during the late summer of 1998, for the 300th anniversary of the installation of the organ in the Church of Our Saviour, […]

Rich Perry, Larry Schneider, Igor Butman – Jam Session Vol. 12 (SCCD 31567)

Volume 12 finds the familiar format of three-tenor front line in Rich Perry, Larry Schneider -both long respected members of the American jazz scene and Igor Butman, one of the most prominent from the Russian jazz scene. “… This seemed to be yet another of those magical dates where everything fell into place and a […]

Charles Sullivan, Conrad Herwig, Steve Slagle, Gary Smulyan – Jam Session Vol. 11 (SCCD 31566)

SteepleChase’ ongoing series of jam sessions expands its format on this 11 th volume to septet with two brass and two reeds. Among the featured soloists Charles Sullivan (aka Kamau Muata Adilifu) may need a spherical mentioning here as this is one of his rare recording appearances.since the late 80s. On previous SteepleChase Jam Session […]