Storyville Records

Best in Jazz Since 1952

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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Christina Dahl Quartet is ready to release a new album on Storyville Records named "Quintesse".

Christina Dahl Quartet consists of some of the most exciting and respected musicians in Denmark. The guitarist Niclas Knudsen, who has his own unique expression, embraces the music with magic and creates inner images. Nils Bosse Davidsen, who is an extremely creative and playful bassist & cellist, manages to give a touching & sensuous experience, Espen Laub von Lillienskjold, who is super creative and varies the sounds on the drums, adds a great dynamic & energy to the music. The quartet appears as an original group with its very own personal musical expression. Based on Christina's compositions, all reflecting life and its wealth of dynamics and colors, the Quartet tells stories. The music is organic with a spiritual and sensual openness and brought out into the edges of life with a clear lyrical sense. It is beautiful and strong interplay that creates a present sound illustration. The quartet plays with a dedicated fervor and heartfelt interaction, where the instruments talk to each other, giving an impression of a common vision and direction.

Christina Dahl is a bandleader and composes music for small & larger ensembles. She is one of the most respected saxophonists in Denmark, and has appeared in a myriad of contexts, and is characterized by her unique tone and lyrical interpretations. She masters the ability to maintain an intensity and vicinity in her music. Her playing varies from the most intimate and understated to the abstract and the wild. Christina Dahl received Bent Jædig Price 2010 & Honorary Award by the composer association DJBFA 2011 and Walther Klæbels Mindelegat 2012. Christina has also received the Ben Webster Prize in 1994.

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

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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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