Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester and Figuras concert in Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, November 2015 has been selected as one of 2015s nine best Jazzexperiences in Denmark by the Danish national newspaper, ‘Politiken’.
At the concert they played Jakob Davidsens new piece, “All at one point”, based on Italo Calvinos “Cosmicomics”.
Wednesday the 25th of November Figura and Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester perform Jakob Davidsens “All at one point” written to the two ensembles in conjunction. Jakob Davidsen has used selected chapters from Italo Calvinos “Cosmicomics” as inspiration to this new five-part suite.
The concert will take place in KoncertKirken, Copenhagen, the 25th of November 8pm.
The Danish Jazzmagazine, ‘Jazzspecial’, ‘Salt-peanuts.eu’ and ‘Nordische-musik.de’ gives three very nice reviews of Jakob Davidsens latest release, ‘og andre dyr’ (Ilk).
‘Jazzspecial’ finds that “The music is masterly performed by the five musicians”, and concludes that ‘og andre dyr’ “is a fascinating and border-breaking release.”
You can read the ‘Salt-peanuts.eu’ (norwegian) and ‘Nordische-musik.de’ (german) reviews here:
Niels Overgaard from jazznyt.blogspot.dk likes the new release from Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester a lot:
“Jakob Davidsen holds a unique position in Danish music, where he develops both jazz and classical music at the same time.” “It is an important Danish release -regardless of genres.”
You can read the whole review in Danish here
Dave Sumner from “Bird is the worm” calls the new release of Jakob Davidsens Kammerat orkester “Seriously compelling” and “A stark beauty”.
You can read the review here
The third release of Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester is at the same time the first on the highly rated Danish label, Ilk.
The release comes as the third issue in Ilks ‘White Label Series’, and is, apart from downloads, only available in 100 numbered LPs with handwritten linernotes and titles by the artist.
You can read more about the release, Jakob Davidsen thoughts on it, and listen and watch here
During Winterjazz 2015 Jakob will play two concerts at the Ilk-scene at Slagtehusgade 5e and record with his new trio with Guitarist Hasse Poulsen and Saxophone-player Torben Snekkestad.
Friday the 13th of February 20.30 Davidsen/Snekkestad/Poulsen
Saturday the 21st of February 20.30 Duo with his brother, Bass-player Nils Davidsen
Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester, Adam Rudolph and Figura Ensemble will hold an exclusive live-recording session at The Village, Copenhagen, at Friday the 21st of November 8pm, which will be open to the public. There is a limited number of seatings, so send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to come.
We will play new music by Adam Rudolph and Jakob Davidsen made for Figura and Kammerat Orkesteret.
The third release of Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester has just been recorded in ‘The Village’, Copenhagen.
It will be released on Ilk in April 2015.
The first release from Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester received a Danish Music Award as best crossover-jazz release in 2012, and the second release, ‘Se kunsten med nye ører’ (‘Lend art your ear’) was awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation in 2013 as one of that years most extraordinary releases.
Jakob Davidsen has been accepted as a new member of the acclaimed Danish label/collective, Ilk.
ILK is a group of 22 musicians from the danish music scene who has joined forces to release original quality music. ILK is a free spirited label reflecting the incomparable and vibrant scene in Copenhagen. ILK represents new music, hybrids, avant-, improv- and jazz- related sounds by artists hailed as innovators on an international scale.This group of musicians, that in recent years has made a heavy impact on the scene in Denmark, has gathered to make the growing new music more visible and available, also outside Denmark. Musical necessity, collective responsibility and inspiration from all past and present genres are key issues, shared by the ILK ́s.