Storyville Records

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Storyville Records is Europe’s oldest independent jazz label. It releases a rich variety of jazz, blues and related musical genres, often accompanied by authoritative notes and rare extras. This iconic label was founded in 1952 in Denmark and today continues to augment its unique historic catalogue of recordings made by visiting American jazz and blues legends with new releases from contemporary jazz artists.

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Known for her exuberant spirit and contagious optimism, it is only fitting that bassist and vocalist Kristin Korb has recorded a Christmas project to celebrate her 10th CD and first with Storyville Records. “I wanted to assemble a program that creates a feeling of “hygge” and joy without being overly sweet or boring. I carefully selected songs from my childhood, songs reflecting long-standing friendships, and songs that are just fun and wintery. This is a soundtrack for tree trimming, lighting candles, and hanging out with those you love.” On board for this project are Korb’s long-standing trio mates Magnus Hjorth, piano, and Snorre Kirk, drums. As a holiday bonus, the trio is joined by Mathias Heise on harmonica. The sound of Heise’s harmonica fits the voice beautifully and adds and extra sparkle to the entire project.

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: Katrine Madsen - Traveler: Live At Jazzhus Montmartre Copenhagen, 31 August 2018


Katrine Madsen sings with a down played and at the same time glowing expression and she writes songs which effortlessly mingle with well recognized works.

Her career started in 1994 where she released her first album. Since then she has been recording and touring around the world with a variety of musicians. Her has long since made her mark on the Scandinavian jazz scene as an excellent singer, composer and sovereign interpreter of the American songbook.

On the 31st of August Katrine Madsen quartet played a concert at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark. The music from that evening is now set to be released by Storyville Records as part of their Live at Montmartre-series. The quartet consists of Katrine Madsen (vocal), Henrik Gunde Pedersen (Piano), Jesper Bodilsen (Acoustic Bass) and Jonas Johansen (Drums).

About the album, Katrine says: “It is a joyful moment for me to release this album. For a long time now, I have wanted to make a live recording with songs from my past as well as new material. I have enjoyed so very much the collaboration with the band while working through the songs, deepening my insights into the musical expression, the melodies, harmonies, rhythm and flow of these compositions.”

The album starts with the ballad Traveler, where Pedersen sets the tone with a beautiful piano-theme on which Madsen places a warm and tender vocal. After that, the listener is treated with an equally beautiful composition, the ballad Magic Night. Another highlight is the up-tempo Song for Bill, that lets the rhythm-section shine, and sees the band include improv elements into the music. Morning Star displays the unique qualities of Madsen’s voice very well, and as a whole the album makes Katrine Madsen and her co-musicians shine. In total it stands as a perfect display of great musicians in top form, playing with heart and insight.

On the band Katrine Madsen says: “I admire and adore the musicians who I work with here, not only because of the musical wisdom they gently share with me, but also because of their willingness to play and have a lot of fun at the same time. Other precious encounters have been with the various singers involved in writing lyrics to the songs. I am very grateful to all of them.”

Katrine Madsen’s Live at Montmartre is a great and worthy addition to Storyville Records prestigious Montmarte series.

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