The sudden death of NHØP on April 19th was a shock to the whole jazz community. This CD is a selection of some of the best tunes from Storyville recordings, where NHØP was sideman. The Great Dane is here in absolute top form, backing up some of the greatest jazz musicians ever. The CD covers a period of 30 years - from 1962 when NHØP was all but a teenager, and up to 1992. Besides the well-established Danish artists such as Svend Asmussen, Bent Jædig and Alex Riel, NHØP can be heard in beautiful collaboration with names like Kenny Drew, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Ed Thigpen and Stuff Smith to name a few. This CD clearly showcases why NHØP was one of the best bass players in the world. The version of John Lennon's beautiful "Imagine" on this CD says it all.
NHØP (b), Bud Powell (p), Kenny Drew (p), Tete Montoliu (p), Teddy Wilson (p), Ole Koch Hansen (p), Staffan Abeleen (p), Kenneth Knudsen (keyboards), Johnny Griffin (ts), Bent Jædig (ts), Ben Webster (ts), Dexter Gordon (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Tubby Hayes (ts), Warne Marsh (ts), Zoot Sims (ts), Lee Konitz (as), Palle Mikkelborg (tp), Svend Asmussen (v), Stephane Grappelli (v), Stuff Smith (v), Jørgen Grauengaard (g), Alex Riel (dr), Al Heath (dr), Svend Erik Nørregaard (dr), Ed Thigpen (dr), Alvin Queen (dr), William Schiöpffe (dr), Art Taylor(dr), Bjarne Rostvold (dr)