Plays the Brubeck​-​Desmond Songbook

by Jens Søndergaard Quartet

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Embarcadero 04:01
Perdido 02:23
The Duke 04:02
Why Not 02:59
Thank You 05:35


Jens Søndergaard has always had a large and faithful audience. There is a good reason why he has always had a tightly packed calendar. The audience loves the warm radiance of Søndergaard and the beautiful and melodic play on the saxophone.

Now he has recorded The Brubeck-Desmond songbook, which is a return to the music that has gotten so many into the Jazz. Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond are two of the most iconic composers in the history of Jazz. When you hear Jens Søndergaard interpret their repertoire with his regular quartet, it is difficult not to just sit back and enjoy how simple and elegant it can be done. But of course it must be like this when Ole Kock Hansen is involved as an organizer, no one can do better than him on our latitudes. Kock Hansen is a great organizer and an equally great pianist.

If you listen, you can clearly hear that this is an even very mixed rhythm group with a steady Aage Tanggaard on drums and Swedish Lars Lundström on bass. It is performed with an elegance that it shines through that none of the players need to prove anything.

Jens Søndergaard Quartet - Plays The Songbook of Brubeck-Desmond is a contemporary proposition of something to the best classical Jazz that exists. Turn on the music and enjoy the mood on a carefree Saturday afternoon or Jazz around at midnight when most have settled down.

Few others, like Jens Søndergaard, can make us enjoy the moment.


released May 22, 2020

Jens Søndergaard - Alt & Sopransax
Ole Kock Hansen - Piano
Lasse Lundström – Upright Bass
Aage Tanggaard - Drums


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