“The world is babel and Ivory” is the name of the coming CD with Figura Ensemble and Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester.
It contains works for Figura, JDKO, and soprano Signe Asmussen made from poems by William Shakespeare, Ole Sarvig, and Ursula Andkjær Olsen, and will be released by the national, Danish label DaCapo Records.
Release-concert at Koncertkirken (Concert Chruch) will take place the 18th of February 2020 as a part of Winterjazz 2020.
Silence Trio 1 & 2 are out, and they have been received overwhelmingly well with fantastic reviews from most of the world.
Volume 3 will come out in the beginning of 2020 on Ilk-music and will feature norwegian drummer Thomas Strønen, dansih bassplayer Jesper Egelund and Jakob Davidsen on piano. Stay tuned for release-date…
Friday the 16th of June the first edition of Jakob Davidsens “Silence Trio Series”, Silence Trio 1″, came out on Ilk-Music.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019 Jakob Davidsen will release three different trio CDs, all with serenity, rigor, genre freedom and silence as the common theme.
The first is “Silence Trio 1” with the Norwegian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad and French-Danish guitarist Hasse Poulsen.
In 2018 “Silence Trio 2” will follow, featuring Norwegian singer Sissel Vera Pettersen and Danish vocalist Randi Pontoppidan.
In 2019 The series will be closed by “Silence Trio 3” with Norwegian drummer
Thomas Strønen and Danish doublebassplayer Jesper Egelund.
These three publications can be perceived as both a collective work and the statement of an individual.
Saturday the 28th of January 2017 the first performance of Jakob Davidsens new piece “Verden er babel og elfen” will take place in Copenhagen at Figura Festspiele.
The text is written by the Danish poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen and the work will be performed by singer Tuva Semmingsen, Figura Ensemble and Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester.
After the great succes with “All at one point”, written for Figura Ensemble & Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester, Jakob has been comissioned to write a new piece for the same constallation.
This time the text will be by the Danish author, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, and its first performance will be at “Figura Festspiele”, which takes palce in January 2017.
More to follow…
Friday the 26th of February 1pm you can discover the art of ‘Kunsten’, Aalborg, in a new way. Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester will make musical impressions of a series of selected pieces of art by artists like Marc Chagall, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Robert Jacobsen, Michelangelo Pistotetto and Michael Kvium.
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