Alex Riel Trio – The High and the Mighty (CD)

In 1954 John Wayne starred in a movie called “The High And The Mighty” about a commercial airliner that develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight. Wayne plays the part of a washed-up co-pilot. Wayne’s character has to bring the plane in safely, when the pilot loses his nerve. I watched that movie many years ago and found it great! However, […]

Bazaar – Triology (CD)

Bazaar blev dannet i 1976 og er efter mere end 30 år stadig legebørn, som finder inspiration i alle verdenshjørner og udkanter. Bazaar er en spændende legende trio, der eksperimenterer ved at mixe forskellige genre som jazz, world og især folkemusik fra Balkan, og gruppens evne til at gøre det uventede overrasker stadig det stor […]

Alex Riel – Get Riel (CD)

GET RIEL is a studio recording with American pianist Kenny Werner, French bass player Pierre Boussaguet and Danish veteran drummer Alex Riel. It was made on a Friday afternoon in Copenhagen – because that’s all there was time for! Bandleader Alex Riel had already played with both Werner and Boussaguet on several occasions, but the three […]

OneTwoThreeFour (Breaking Borders #5) (CD)

OneTwoThreeFour is an intriguing meeting between Nordic and North American jazz. Renowned Danish saxophonist Benjamin Koppel teams up with legendary American drummer Peter Erskine to examine the anticipation of the musicians’ one-two-three-four count-off, from which time, groove and pulse evolve. The result is a joyous affair and a beautiful jazz adventure played by four amazing […]

Benjamin Koppel – Jazz Galla (CD)

Benjamin Koppel Jazz Galla er en festlig jazzplade, med nogle af ladets største stemmer. Poprocksangeren Søren Sko, poppigen Maria Montell, crooneren Bobo Moreno og gospeldivaen Marie Carmen Koppel fortolker charmerende evergreens fra ”When I fall in love”, til ”Smile” og ”What a Wonderful World” i gennemswingende og jazzede udgaver, akkompagneret af nogle af landets bedste […]

Heritage (Breaking Borders #4) (CD)

Renowned Danish saxophonist Benjamin Koppel takes a trip back in time for inspiration from his grandfather, composer Herman D, Koppel, as well as Johannes Brahms and Jewish folk songs. Recorded in New York with the outstanding american pianist Uri Caine, the album also features the beautiful sound of Syrian clarinettist Kinan Azmeh and the creativity […]

Ballads (Breaking Borders #3) (CD)

What happens when four of the best Nordic jazz musicians interpret classics by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Michel Legrand and Cat Stevens? Danish Saxophonist Benjamin Koppel and the excellent rhythm section take these well-known songs into their own musical space. The result is as fascinating as it is poetic and represents the […]

The Kyoto Protocol & Other Climate Considerations (Breaking Borders #2) (CD)

The Kyoto Protocol is one of the most important papers on human behaviour in relation to climate change issues – but who has read it? This was the question Benjamin Koppel put to the UN COP15 Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009, with Benjamin offering his own unique response. With the help from classical soprano […]

Benjamin Koppel Presents: Anders Koppel & Kenny Werner (Breaking Borders #1) (CD)

A meditative and experimental jazz release with hammond organ conqueror Anders Koppel (formerly Savage Rose and Bazaar) and the American Grammy-nominated super pianist Kenny Werner. The music is improvised and meditative and offers room for contemplation and reflection. This is an exceptional combination of hammond organ and piano played by these two musical giants and […]

Benjamin Koppel & Miroslav Vitous – The Poetic Principle (CD)

On the album The Poetic Principle, Benjamin Koppel embraces and challenges the American and European Jazz tradition together with the bass giant Miroslav Vitous. The album title The Poetic Principle stems from the Edgar Allen Poe essay by the same title. Here Poe describes what is essential for the poem: it must be precise, focused and intense.  With Poe […]