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Ulrik, Hans

Hans Ulrik (born 28 September 1965 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish jazz axophonist, composer and has several recordings as band leader with the like of Gary Peacock, Adam Nussbaum, Niels Lan Doky, Audun Kleive, Marilyn Mazur,John Scofield and Steve Swallow. Ulrik studied jazz saxophone at Berklee College of Music in Boston (1984–86). He continued his studies after a wisit in New York City (1986) until 1987. Since 1987 he has been the leader of various bands like Pinocchio (1987), Hans Ulrik Fusion (1988–89), Ulrik/Hess Quartet (1989–90),Hans Ulrik Group (1991–95), Wombat (1995–98), Hans Ulrik Jazz & Mambo (1998-2003) and Hans Ulrik Quartet (from 2003) In addition to various Danish jazz awards Ulrik has received the award of the European Jazz Competition in Leverkusen 1988 the prize for best soloist and 1990. Third prize at the Jazz Festival in Rome. In 2002 he undertook a tour of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. In 2005 he joined Steve Swallow at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Recordings

Jesper Lundgaard / Hans Ulrik / Niclas Knudsen: 2016

Danish Customers Only: Please click here to buy "2016"

Jesper Lundgaard is one of Denmark's most prominent bassists and his permanent trio was established in 2004 consisting of Jesper Lundgaard (bass), Hans Ulrik (tenor sax) and Niclas Knudsen (guitar). The trio describes their music as a playground where they try out new compositions and pay homage to great icons in the history of Jazz.

On the brand new album entitled

2016

 you may enjoy ten compositions: eight originals written by each band member and an updated version of two standards: “

The meaning of the Blues

” by Bobby Troup and “

Naima

” by John Coltrane. The music is fresh, lyrical and blues oriented with a gentle touch of Nordic folklore.



This album investigates some blues aspects, reflecting the times and our personal impressions. Not every theme is strictly a blues progression, but they all have a bluesy feel. We have tried to create an intimate, dry and intense album, utilizing a minimalistic approach

” says  Jesper Lundgaard.