I'm All Ears
Format: COMPACT DISC
Maddren, James; Ankarfeldt, Morten; Rosendal, Peter; Blicher, Michael; Lillienskjold, Espen Laub von; Rafn, Charlotte; Harbeck, Jan; Heise, Mathias; Radev, Therese Astrand; Jensen, Peter; Balslev, Jens; Lundgren, Marten; Tonsgard, Rune; Matthias, Mads; Aguiar, Bernado; Gustafsson, Anders
Since his breakthrough in 2012, leading Nordic jazz vocalist/saxophonist Mads Mathias has received numerous awards and toured clubs and festivals across Europe and Asia, performing at concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. He has also frequently fronted the Danish Radio Big Band. On this, his sophomore album, Mads has gathered together some of the best in the business, from Grammy-nominated DR arranger Peter Jensen and the UK's leading jazz arranger Guy Barker (London Jazz Festival’s ‘Jazz Voice’) to the leader of the renowned Danish String Quartet – Rune Tonsgård, Brazilian Pandero master Bernardo Aguiar and one of the world’s best harmonica players, Mathias Heise. Alongside these new collaborators are long-time associates ‘the Quentin Tarantino of Danish jazz’ and playmate since childhood Peter Rosendal (keys), Morten Ankarfeldt and Esben Laub & UK rising-star James Maddren on drums, plus an incredible horn section. ‘It’s been really exciting to work with these amazing musicians and be able to use different instrumentation to best deliver each song’ Mads comments. In so doing, the album provides great variety, yet with a forward-looking, original and consistent ‘sound’ throughout.