Lars Winther Trio - Nordic By Nature - Anmeldelse/Review - 2007-09-21 - Musikken Magazine (Denmark)


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Nordic by Nature - CD og DVD

En ung københavnsk jazztrio er på banen med en ny, spændende Cd og en tilhørende DVD med titlen 'Nordic by Nature'. Smukke gamle træer og naturbilleder pryder coveret - men tag ikke fejl: Den første association, jeg får, da jeg sætter cd'en i anlægget denne søndag morgen, er 'syret'. Ørerne skal lige indstille sig på den karakteristiske lyd af et præpareret klaver - men så er jeg også rusket vågen.

Trioens ambition er at kombinere nordisk jazzlyd med moderne elementer som free, latin, synths, loops og perkussion.

Resultatet bliver et varieret lydbillede - konstant skiftende fra det nærmest funky, fusionsagtige til det sælsomme stille, klagende og smertefulde - især udtrykt gennem bassens mørke melodiske linier. Med deres instrumenter og ivrige brug af effekter går trioen helt ud til grænserne.

Trioen har fire års samarbejde bag sig. De har optrådt live over hele landet, og i udlandet er man nu også begyndt at få øjnene op for deres ejendommelige nordiske jazzsound.

Anmeldt af Christine Christiansen

Lars Winther Trio
Lars Winther: piano, prepared piano, synths, rhodes
Jesper Thorn: double bass, loops & effects
Victor Dybbroe: drums, percussion
Nordic by Nature
Your Favourite Records
Favouritecd 002
www.larswinther.dk/trio
Nordic by Nature - CD and DVD

A young Copenhagen-based jazztrio is out with a new, exciting Cd and a matching DVD with the title 'Nordic by Nature'. Beautiful old trees and nature-images decorate the cover - but don't be fooled: The first association, I get, when putting the cd on the stereo this Sunday morning, is 'spooky'. My ears have to tune themselfes into the characteristic sound of prepared piano - but then I'm awake.

The trios ambition is to combine the nordic jazzsound with modern elements such as free, latin, synths, loops and percussion.

The result is a varied sound - constantly shifting from the almost funky, fusion-like to the mysterious silent, mournfull and painfull - especially expressed through the bass' dark melodic lines. With their instruments and thourough use of effects, the trio goes all the way to the border.

The trio has four years of co-operation behind them. They've performed live throughout most of the country, and the countries outside Denmark has now also started to discover their distinctive nordic jazzsound.

Reviewed by Christine Christiansen (Translation: Lars Winther)

Lars Winther Trio
Lars Winther: piano, prepared piano, synths, rhodes
Jesper Thorn: double bass, loops & effects
Victor Dybbroe: drums, percussion
Nordic by Nature
Your Favourite Records
Favouritecd 002
www.larswinther.dk/trio