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New Album Released

Remembering
Billy Strayhorn

18th of September 2015

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’Remembering Billy Strayhorn’ is a tribute to the great American jazz composer, who created immortal classics such as Take The ’A’ Train, Chelsea Bridge, and Lush Life. The album features the great American saxophone and clarinet player John Ruocco and the renowned Danish trumpet player Thomas Fryland, and has been well received by international music critics.


Reviewers comments:


“Remembering Billy Strayhorn is Danish drummer Jacob Roved's tribute to Strayhorn and it is an album that is filled with sophisticated and swinging music.” - Jakob Baekgaard for allaboutjazz.com


“[The Jacob Roved Quintet] plays extremely tight, as is evident on Johnny Come Lately, where Fryland shines with his characteristic sharp trumpet sound…. Billy Strayhorn is celebrated appropriately. This is classic jazz, performed with respect by a band who have something to say with the music.” - Niels Overgard at jazznyt.blogspot.dk


“Ruocco’s clarinet usage was a stroke of genius, as it melds wonderfully on the snappy “Johnny Come Lately” and glows on the dreamy “A Flower is A Lonesome Thing”…. Roved himself is sleek on the brushes during the chamber-sounding “Lotus Blossom” and gives a clever Latin tinge to the usually somber “Chelsea Bridge.” Even more surprising, and pleasantly so, is the extroverted read of “Day Dream” with a ¾ pulse a perfect vehicle for the horns. Strays would give a salute here.” - George Harris for jazzweekly.com

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