Category: Jazz Journal Archives

Klima Kalima – Loru

(This short review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2011) Kalle Kalima (electric guitar, voice) Oliver Potratz (bass, electric bass) Oliver Steidle (drums, percussion, accordion) Track #9 Jimi Tenor (voice, flute, photofon, keyboards) 120 K on a Water Slide Loru Mexico City Drive School Mamapapa A Message on Dave Holland’s Answering Machine Sneaking in…




Simon Toldam – Kig Op 15

(This review first appeared in Jazz Journal in January 2016). Nils Davidsen (bass) Knut Finsrud (drums) Simon Toldam (piano) Hop Propel 15 Seglmånen Se, et menneske kigger op Dryp fra Rummet Noget om Luft Ellington Glasperle på Himmelbjerget II Juniper på Jupiter Trætop Torden Blues Hjemkomst (39.36) Copenhagen, 27th & 28th May 2014 ILK Music…




Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio – Clustrophy

(This review first appeared in Jazz Journal in 2012). Mikko Innanen (alt, baritone & soprano saxophones, Indian wooden clarinet, percussion, whistles, toy instruments) Fredrik Ljungkvist (tenor & sopranino saxophones, clarinet) Daniel Erdmann (tenor, baritone & soprano saxophones, toy clarinet) Seppo Kantonen (synthesiser) Joonas Riippa (drums, percussion, pocket trumpet) Earth’s Second Moon Vraa-Tender Clustrophy A Panoramic…




Juhani Aaltonen – Conclusions

(This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010) Juhani Aaltonen (tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute) Iro Haarla (piano, harp) Ulf Krokfors (bass) Reino Laine (drums) Shimmer of Fallen Stars Ronda Rautapallo Blessing Good Old Times Agape Never Ending Sea Consolation Reflections Ice Breaking (71.20) Porvoo, August 18-20, 2008 TUM CD 21 A huge…




Mark Solborg – 4+4+1

[This review was penned for Jazz Journal in 2013.] Anders Banke (tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet) Mark Solborg (guitar) Jeppe Skovbakke (bass) Bjørn Heebøll (drums) Gunnar Halle (trumpet) Laura Toxværd (alto sax) Torben Snekkestad (tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet) Jakob Munck (tuba, trombone) Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) Mrs. Pedersen Takes the Tram 2620 Almost…




Mark Solborg & Anders Banke – Song

[This review-in-brief was published in Jazz Journal in December 2014.] Anders Banke (tenor saxophone) Mark Solborg (guitar) (In My) Solitude I’m Confessin That I Love You Fleurette Africaine Ekko Misterioso Ugly Beauty A Chaos With Some Kind of Order I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (55:09) Copenhagen, 14-16 February, 2013 ILK Music ILK225 Solborg spends…




Maniscalco – Bigoni – Solborg

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in July 2015.] Emanuele Maniscalco (piano) Francesco Bigoni (reeds) Mark Solborg (electric guitar) Blomme Syvsover Boardwalks Dogfood Too Young to be a Hippie, Too Old to be a Punk Homework #1 Not Until Late Standstill Rye Sometime (46:01) Frederiksberg, 11 & 12 April 2014 ILK Music ILK241…




Judith Berkson – Oylam

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Judith Berkson (v, p, elp, org) Goodbye Friend No.1 Brute Inside Good Times Clives All of You Mi Re Do Ahavas Oylam Little Arrows Der Leiermann Fallen Innocent Wandering Thieves They Can’t Take That Away From Me Burn Hulyet, Hulyet Goodbye Friend No.2 (49.08) 2010…