Through the course of over 50 years Karsten Vogel has had an immense impact on the Danish music scene. His personal and recognizable Saxophone style has been at the front of more than 70 jazz- and jazz-related releases.
In the last couple of years Vogel has released two albums, one with focus on Vogel’s great inspiration Charlie Parker, and one in cooperation with Per Aage Brandt, exploring their avantgarde roots. Now, Karsten Vogel is ready to release a new album with focus on his compositions and especially on his Saxophone playing. The album, entitled This Is It, should be seen as the completion of Vogels journey within music, as it is the final expression of what his great storytelling can amount to. Consequently, the are no plans for future recording sessions.
This Is It contains 9 songs, each with their own settings, but with a crew of experienced musicians present throughout the album. Kenneth Knudsen contributes and emphasizes why he enjoys a reputation as a keyboard-guru. Swedish pianist Daniel Fridell also contributes with both piano and keyboards, and Klaus Menzer and Thomas Ovesen make up the inspirational and varied rhythm section. Also present on the album is Ole Streenberg who contributes with drums on “Montmartre” and Louise Nipper who does vocals on “Second of May”. Nipper, Menzer and Knudsen are also credited with the co-producer role.
“This Is It is followed by touring in Japan and various engagement in Denmark throughout the next year, and will be available on Sept. 21st.