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Gratkowski, Frank / Jacob Anderskov : Ardent Grass (Red Toucan)

Saxophonist and clarinetist Frank Gratkowski meets Danish pianist Jacob Anderskov for these masterly live recordings at Germany's Loft in Koln in 2008.
 

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UPC: 777078917577

Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9340
Squidco Product Code: 13954

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Loft, Koln, by Christian Heck on October 28th, 2009 except track 1, which was recorded by Stefan Distler on September 7th, 2008.


Personnel:

Frank Gratowski-alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Jacob Anderskov-piano

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Artist Biographies:

"Jacob Anderskov is a pianist, composer and bandleader from Copenhagen. He has released more than 25 albums as a bandleader and co-leader since his debut in 2001. He has received numerous awards and hailed by the international press as an outstanding voice in contemporary music. Anderskov has performed in most countries in the western hemisphere with his own projects. His oeuvre encompasses everything from improvised works in small groups to almost thoroughly composed material for larger ensembles.

Anderskov's music often incorporates improvisation, colouring, or new ways of bridging the continuum between the composed and the undefined. In the recent years he has also had several projects with classically trained musicians, playing more exactly composed material of his, with or without Anderskov himself participating in the performances as an improviser or leader.

Among the bands he has been forming and leading are Anderskov Accident, Agnostic Revelations, Resonance (Formerly Known As Jacob Anderskov's Strings Percussion &Amp; Piano), Kinetics, Antioxidanterne, Jacob Anderskov Solo, Airto Moreira - Jacob Anderskov Duo, Jacob Anderskov Trio, Jacob Anderskov PÅ Dansk ("Jacob Anderskov In Danish"), And Doctor Structure.

Jacob Anderskov graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen in 2002, his studies including a 1-year stay in New York (1999-2000). He was one of the founding members of ILK Music (2003-2004), and the first ILK chairman (2004-2008). He is currently employed as an Associate Professor ("lektor") at Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium, Copenhagen."

-Jacob Anderskov Website (https://jacobanderskov.dk/?page_id=398)
4/1/2020

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track listing:


1. Narrative 10:55

2. Diagnose 6:18

3. Ardent Grass 6:55

4. Asteroids 8:01

5. Rasa 5:51

6. Devotion 6:37

7. Downstairs 6:44

8. Sound Check 4:16
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Every Red Toucan aficionado knows Frank, a regular on the Label ; here, he pairs with brilliant Danish pianist Jacob Anderskov. "Over the last decade or so, pianist Jacob Anderskov has emerged as one of the most exciting and original voices ... deeply modern..."-Peter Margasak, Downbeat Magazine

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Vancouver and Western Canada
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings
Canadian Composition & Improvisation


 
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