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Dahl Experience, Carsten

Biography

Carsten Dahl (October 3, 1967) is a Danish Jazz pianist. "Dahl is a truly great pianist" Chris Mosey said, in his All About Jazz review of Dahl's CD In Our Own Sweet Way released in 2009 with Alex Riel and Mads Vinding.Dahl, nine years old, started to play drums. He studied at the Copenhagen Jazz Conservatory for two years before he turned his eyes on piano in which he never had any previous training. He wanted to be a Jazz musician who could play Bebop. His role models, at the time, were two of Jazz greats, namely Bud Powell and Wynton Kelly while he also had an interest in Classical music. Dahl ones said: "For me, it is only the music that is interesting. And Bach's music has it all at once. That fascinates me. Plus, the fact that it doesn't do any harm to play his music, nevertheless you become a better pianist." As a leader, he played and recorded with his own Carsten Dahl trio and Carsten Dahl Experience. He is also one of the most sought-after Jazz pianists as a sideman who worked/recorded with Ed Thigpen, Lars Danielsson, Arild Andersen, Ulf Wakenius, Bent Jædig, Miroslav Vitous, John Tchicai, Marc Ducret, Ray Anderson and Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Hugo Rasmussen and Bob Rockwell were among others. Dahl won Ben Webster Prize in 1997. The Ben Webster Prize is an annual Jazz Award set up by the Ben Webster Foundation to honour Danish and American Jazz musicians as well as other professionals active in the promotion of Jazz in those countries. Dahl signed up with the music publishing house Edition Wilhelm Hansen in 2008.




Recordings

Dahl Experience, Carsten: Humilitas

Carsten Dahl Experience opstod ved en koncert sidste år i Copenhagen Jazzhouse. Pianisten Carsten Dahl samlede nogle af de bedste musikere til hvad han kaldte, en spirituel og musikalsk vision der pegede i en lyrisk retning og imod abstrakt musik – men med en ide om at sprede “the good message” og samtidig understrege retten til at være en fri og abstrakt musiker i en verden med overfladiske arrangementer over det hele. Vi glemmer at udtrykke de menneskelige kvaliteter og vort dybeste ønske af alle: TO FLY! I denne udtryksfylde kvartet er det hele der! Pulsen, smukke temaer, stilhed og kaos. Det hele bliver så godt udtrykt og spillet af de 4 musikere i bandet. Pas på – det kommer imod dig fra alle sider – og indefra. WOW! Første pladeudspil fra Carsten Dahl i eget navn siden 2006!