Leif Juul Jørgensen is back on the jazz scene. From time to time he's been less active, but through his musical career he has been a member as a clarinet player of Arnvid Meyers Orchestra and more lately Theis/Nyegaard Jazz Band. Furthermore he has performed with Bud Freeman, Vic Dickenson and Edmond Hall. He has now formed a new quartet The Danish Jazz Quartet featuring legends from the Danish jazz scene: Søren Kristiansen (piano), Jesper Lundgaard (double bass) and Alex Riel (Drums).
This new release Just Jazz, which is the quartet's first, delivers sparkly renditionds of standards. The quartet plays with a surplus of elegance, enthusiasm and experience that comes from a full life in the service of jazz. Here is room for the personalities of the musicians to shine forth in a lively and mature interplay. The music was performed live in Silkeborg, Denmark in April 2014 and is engineered and produced by Jesper Lundgaard.
Leif Juul Jørgensen (cl), Jesper Lundgaard (b), Søren Kristiansen (p), Alex Riel (dr)
This album was recorded in Silkeborg, Denmark April 5, 2014
If you’re more heart than head, you’re gonna love these guys that put it on their sleeves.
George Harris, Jazz Weekly
"Absolutely excellent music"
- Thorbjørn Sjøgren
Original article in Danish in Jazz Special no.143