Summer Jazz 2014 review – All About Jazz

Review of Summer Jazz 2014 on Allaboutjazz.com

By Henning Bolte, All About Jazz

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“The programs of Summer Jazz presented existing groups as well as special festival (re)combinations and projects. The Cowbell ensemble gathered around Michala Petri was a good example of a genre-crossing recombination. The ensemble consisted of pianistCarsten Dahl, bassist Scott Colley, saxophonist Benjamin Koppel, cellist Henrik Dam Thomsen (soloist from the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra) and percussionistJohn Hadfield. Incidentally, Benjamin, in addition to alto saxophone, also played the mezzosopran horn—the only artist doing so in jazz until Joe Lovano met him and picked up the instrument as well. ”

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“The concert gave a strong impression of the festival’s ambition, reach and actualization. Summer Jazz and Cowbell turned out as a good example of the viability of a small but high quality event, distinguished in a communal context on the urban periphery. It also demonstrated that large scale events do not automatically have to lead to fuzziness and flattening out of quality. All good reasons to further explore the festival. ”

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Photo: Jannik Knudsen