Tag: ILK

Laura Toxværd – Compositions Parts 1 & 2

(An edited version of this review was originally published in Jazz Journal in January 2017) COMPOSITIONS PART 1 Laura Toxværd (alto saxophone, vocal) Carsten Dahl (piano) Raymond Strid (drums) Jonas Westergaard (bass, vocal) Rawhide Tickled Quarrel Shyster Urnable Vowelly (41:47) Copenhagen, March 17th 2016 ILK Music ILK261 COMPOSITIONS PART 2 Laura Toxværd (alto saxophone, clarinet)…




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…




Mark Solborg & Herb Robertson – Tuesday Prayers

Herb Robertson (trumpet, penny whistle, preparations) Mark Solborg (guitars and devices) PREPARATIONS The Flute I Know You CONCERT Hymn Tuesday Prayers Slideswitch Shout, Landscape and Goodbyes (41:43) Copenhagen, 7 July 2014 ILK Music ILK259 As part of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014, Mark Solborg and Herb Robertson played a freely improvised set at the Koncertkirken,…




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…




Jacob Anderskov – Agnostic Revelations

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Chris Speed (ts, cl) Jacob Anderskov (p) Michael Formanek (b) Gerald Cleaver (d) Warren Street Setup Be Flat & Stay Flat Pintxos for Varese Blue in the Face Diamonds are for Unreal People Solstice 2009 Neuf Dream Arch (59.00) NYC 27th June 2009. ILK 163CD…




Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver – Floating Islands

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Lotte Anker (ss, as, ts) Craig Taborn (p) Gerald Cleaver (d) Floating Ritual Transitory Blossom Backwards River Even Today I am still Arriving (54.28) Copenhagen July 2008. ILK 162CD Lotte Anker is, like Jacob Anderskov, a member of the Danish collective ILK, working here with…