Jeppe Gram Big Five
The Danish drummer and composer Jeppe Gram has long been a prominent figure on the Danish jazz scene. "The Doldrums" is his fourth album in his own name and on the album he has gathered three generations of musicians; Tomas Franck, Tobias Wiklund, Anders Krogh Fjeldsted, Jacob Artved and Ollie Wallace. Most of the music is centered around variations of Blues and with great inspiration from Gram's own jazz heroes, such as Kenny Garret, Joshua Redman and Charlie Haden. Jeppe Gram describes the music as instinctively relatable for the musicians, regardless of the age differences, and the mix of musicians from Gram's life from past to present is an essential part of the album.