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A Sonic Mix of Copenhagen and New York

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Guitarist Kristoffer Vejslev presents “Parallels“, a declaration of love to the music that shaped him as a guitarist.

Mixing the tradition of straight-ahead jazz with the innovation of the contemporary scenes in Copenhagen and New York, Vejslev’s Exploration Band brings together a quartet of Danish players in Andreas Toftemark (sax), Andreas Fryland (drums), and Mathias Højgaard Jensen (bass).  Release date May 6th.

Parallels

In bringing together everything from bebop and hard bop to Scandinavian music, the musicians combine elegant restraint with flashes of playful energy and glee. Driven by melody and song, the music moves between the subdued and the impassioned, the past and the present.

While many albums are marked as ‘inspired by’ certain influences, Vejslev’s hommage goes much deeper; half the compositions on Parallels are Kristoffer’s originals, while the other half were composed by his guitar-playing father who guided his son in his musically formative years. 

Kristoffer Vejslev (guitar) – Jakob Vejslev (guitar)

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