Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Palle Mikkelborg|Strands (Live at the Danish Radio Concert Hall)

Strands (Live at the Danish Radio Concert Hall)

Palle Mikkelborg, Jakob Bro, Marilyn Mazur

Digital booklet

Available in
24-Bit/48 kHz Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

This excellent Danish jazz trio—trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, guitarist Jakob Bro, and percussionist Marilyn Mazur—creates whole worlds with relatively spare means. Strands captures the group in a live 2023 performance at the Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen; the room's resonance adds an important dimension to the group's finely crafted sound.

On "Gefion," Mikkelborg's warm, breathy flugelhorn etches a melody that evokes the directness of folk music and the expressiveness of a love song. Mazur's artful rattles, bowed-metal tones, and chiming percussion, along with Bro's pianissimo electric guitar, nicely play off Mikkelborg's carefully shaped lines. Later, Bro's electronic effects tint a passage where Mikkelborg is using a mute. Throughout, each shift in texture is wonderfully calibrated.

"Returnings," which was penned by Bro and Mikkelborg, has a dark vibe redolent of Bitches Brew and various Miles Davis recordings from the 1970s. Trumpet blasts, skronky guitar, and multifaceted drumming produce a sharp-edged tension. Mikkelborg surprisingly employs fluttering effects that harken back to Louis Armstrong, and somehow integrates them into this eerie setting. At one point the piece moves into a quiet zone where lovely electronics come to the fore.   

The twelve-minute title track, a Bro original, is Strands's centerpiece. The guitarist's exquisite picking and Mazur's sensitive percussion set the scene here. When Mikkelborg's flugelhorn enters, the music blooms. Even when there are only a few elements at play, this threesome deftly conjures an intriguing environment. The color combinations are a study in how to paint vivid soundscapes with a handful of tones. © Fred Cisterna/Qobuz

More info

Strands (Live at the Danish Radio Concert Hall)

Palle Mikkelborg

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 100 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 100 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From $10.83/month

1
Gefion (Live)
00:08:34

Marilyn Mazur, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Palle Mikkelborg, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Vang, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Jakob Bro, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2023 ECM Records GmbH

2
Oktober (Live)
00:07:26

Marilyn Mazur, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Palle Mikkelborg, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Vang, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Jakob Bro, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2023 ECM Records GmbH

3
Returnings (Live)
00:08:36

Marilyn Mazur, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Palle Mikkelborg, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Vang, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Jakob Bro, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2023 ECM Records GmbH

4
Strands (Live)
00:11:48

Marilyn Mazur, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Palle Mikkelborg, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Vang, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Jakob Bro, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2023 ECM Records GmbH

5
Youth (Live)
00:07:32

Marilyn Mazur, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Palle Mikkelborg, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Vang, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Jakob Bro, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2023 ECM Records GmbH

6
Lyskaster (Live)
00:02:56

Marilyn Mazur, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Palle Mikkelborg, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Vang, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Jakob Bro, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2023 ECM Records GmbH

Album review

This excellent Danish jazz trio—trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, guitarist Jakob Bro, and percussionist Marilyn Mazur—creates whole worlds with relatively spare means. Strands captures the group in a live 2023 performance at the Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen; the room's resonance adds an important dimension to the group's finely crafted sound.

On "Gefion," Mikkelborg's warm, breathy flugelhorn etches a melody that evokes the directness of folk music and the expressiveness of a love song. Mazur's artful rattles, bowed-metal tones, and chiming percussion, along with Bro's pianissimo electric guitar, nicely play off Mikkelborg's carefully shaped lines. Later, Bro's electronic effects tint a passage where Mikkelborg is using a mute. Throughout, each shift in texture is wonderfully calibrated.

"Returnings," which was penned by Bro and Mikkelborg, has a dark vibe redolent of Bitches Brew and various Miles Davis recordings from the 1970s. Trumpet blasts, skronky guitar, and multifaceted drumming produce a sharp-edged tension. Mikkelborg surprisingly employs fluttering effects that harken back to Louis Armstrong, and somehow integrates them into this eerie setting. At one point the piece moves into a quiet zone where lovely electronics come to the fore.   

The twelve-minute title track, a Bro original, is Strands's centerpiece. The guitarist's exquisite picking and Mazur's sensitive percussion set the scene here. When Mikkelborg's flugelhorn enters, the music blooms. Even when there are only a few elements at play, this threesome deftly conjures an intriguing environment. The color combinations are a study in how to paint vivid soundscapes with a handful of tones. © Fred Cisterna/Qobuz

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz?

On sale now...

Just Coolin'

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Just Coolin' Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

A Humdrum Star

GoGo Penguin

A Humdrum Star GoGo Penguin

The Highlights (Explicit)

The Weeknd

Vol. 1

Chris Botti

Vol. 1 Chris Botti
More on Qobuz
By Palle Mikkelborg

Anything But Grey

Palle Mikkelborg

Anything But Grey Palle Mikkelborg

Imagine

Palle Mikkelborg

Imagine Palle Mikkelborg

Strands

Palle Mikkelborg

Strands Palle Mikkelborg

Pieces: Generations at Sunrise

Palle Mikkelborg

Awareness

Palle Mikkelborg

Awareness Palle Mikkelborg

Playlists

You may also like...

The Köln Concert (Live at the Opera, Köln, 1975)

Keith Jarrett

Getz/Gilberto

Stan Getz

Getz/Gilberto Stan Getz

Great Women Of Song: Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Compassion

Vijay Iyer

Compassion Vijay Iyer

Kind Of Blue

Miles Davis

Kind Of Blue Miles Davis