lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2014

Christian Herluf Pedersen Transatlantic - Autumn Sketch (2014)

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Christian Herluf Pedersen was originally born in small town Skals in Denmark, where is fathers love and devotion for music inspired him to pick up the saxophone at the age of 11. In 1996 he traveled to USA to attend Berklee College of Music, but after 1 year he decided to move back to Denmark to work as a musician.
In 1998 he moved to Sweden to study saxophone from Cennet Jönsson at Fridhems Folkhögskola, and then on to Stockholm where he was accepted at the Royal Music Conservatory. In 2006 he completed his studies in Stockholm (studied from Joakim Milder and Karl-Martin Almqvist among others) and has been working as a freelance musician since!
Christian Herluf Pedersen is a well known member of various ensembles across many different genres and emerged in 2009 as a band leader and composer on his debut album “Christian Herluf Pedersen - Alliance”.
Christian Herluf Pedersen is playing and touring Sweden and Europe with, among others: Alliance, Transatlantic, Ahmadu Jarr & the Highlife Orchestra, Big Band Splash, JnJO, Danny and the Cappers, Azimuth 3 +1, Lil Gizelle and various DJ’s.

Having met at Berklee College of Music in 1996, Christian Herluf Pedersen invited Asen Doykin and Mathias Kunzli to reunite in Sweden for a tour in February 2014. The tour was joined by bass player Pär-Ola Landin and ended with a 1 day recording session resulting in the album “Autumn Sketch”. None of the tracks on the album has been edited and consists of only first and second takes – all to capture live musicians performing live music.

1. Black Snow 06:32
2. Snail on the Slope 06:38
3. Autumn Sketch 05:46
4. Again & Again 06:12
5. Aqua Queen 08:00
6. Dark City Lights 06:25
7. Marigold 06:39
8. Some Other Times 07:17
9. The Way Back 07:09
Asen Doykin – Piano
Christian Herluf Pedersen – Tenor Saxophone
Pär-Ola Landin – Double bass
Mathias Kunzli – Drums

"The most important thing I look for in a musician,
 is whether he knows how to listen."
  - Duke Ellington -