Morten Haugshøj Group (DK)
Classic jazz with a modern touch
Aarhus-based guitarist Morten Haugshøj brings along a star-studded group of young and talented musicians from the Aarhus jazz scene.
The music can best be described as lyrical, modern jazz inspired both by New York and 'Nordic jazz', written by no other than the bandleader. The repertoire is quite diverse with good melodies an intense, intimate, and energetic ensembles and teamwork being the common denominator.
With the newly released album The Street Doctor, Morten Haugshøj Group has established itself as a notable and exciting band on the contemporary jazz scene. The critics have been absolutely thrilled.
E.g., a five-star review in Fyens Stifstidende states:
'We haven't had a Danish jazz release with such a closely-knit, tight ensemble as heard on this record for a long time (...)'
Gaffa's Ivan Rod wrote:
'The music is excellent. It simply swings (...)Street Doctor is an energetic album of an international calibre. The music has edge and clout, artistic nerve, technical skill in every aspect. Thus, we have hope that this album opens the door to an international audience for the expressive composer, bandleader, and guitarist, and his group.'
Look forward to an afternoon with good and jazzy company at Klostertorvet.
Jesper Løvdal (sax), Morten Haugshøj (g), Simon Gorm Eskildsen (p), Morten Haxholm (b), Anders Mogensen (drm)