Brubeck-Desmond Songbook

Format: CD
Release Date: 7/3/2020
Availability: In Stock

Jens Søndergaard, who received the Ben Webster award in 2017, is one of the most important saxophonists in Danish Jazz. His duo collaboration with Kenny Werner stands as a milestone and as an example that Jens Søndergaard's sound on the alto saxophone also inspires American stars. Jens Søndergaard has always had a large and faithful audience. There is a good reason why he has always had a tightly packed calendar. The audience loves the warm radiance of Søndergaard and the beautiful and melodic play on the saxophone. Now he has recorded The Brubeck-Desmond songbook, which is a return to the music that has gotten so many into the Jazz. Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond are two of the most iconic composers in the history of Jazz. When you hear Jens Søndergaard interpret their repertoire with his regular quartet, it is difficult not to just sit back and enjoy how simple and elegant it can be done. But of course it must be like this when Ole Kock Hansen is involved as an organizer, no one can do better than him on our latitudes. Kock Hansen is a great organizer and an equally great pianist. If you listen, you can clearly hear that this is an even very mixed rhythm group with a steady Aage Tanggaard on drums and Swedish Lars Lundström on bass. It is performed with an elegance it shines through that none of the players need to prove anything.

1. In Your Own Sweet Way
Length: 05:07
2. Embarcadero
Length: 04:01
3. Perdido
Length: 02:23
4. Brandenburger Gate
Length: 03:23
5. Kathy's Waltz
Length: 03:41
6. The Duke
Length: 04:02
7. Bossa Antiqua
Length: 04:13
8. Here Comes McBride
Length: 02:41
9. Why Not
Length: 02:59
10. The Basie Band Is Back in Town
Length: 04:32
11. It's Raggy Waltz
Length: 03:14
12. Thank You
Length: 05:35
13. Broadway Bossa Nova
Length: 02:53
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 48:44
UPC: 717101433223