Trio jazz album of the year

January 1st 2014 pol50h

According to the danish newspaper Politiken
politiken.dk/kultur/musik/ECE2163616/her-er-aarets-12-bedste-jazz-album

DMA nomination best jazz album of the year

November 23rd 2013

Trio with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen is nominated as best jazz album of the year at Danish Music Awards 2013

and yet a great review, this one from Christian Munch Hansen in Politiken with 5 hearts:

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/anmeldelser_jazz/ECE2110641/der-droemmes-med-tangenter-og-strenge-paa-syv-danske-jazz-udgivelser/

Er der ikke ligefrem lidt guldstøv på Nikolaj Hess’ fingre? Sådan virker det, når man hører den 46-årige pianists spil på den helstøbte ’Trio’ med optagelser fra Brooklyn, New York, i foråret 2012 i sammenspil med den amerikanske bassist Tony Scherr og ditto trommeslager Kenny Wollesen… Dette spil vidner om en tålmodighed på musikkens vegne, som demonstreres mesterligt i pladens åbningsstykke, den smukke ballade ’Make You Feel My Love’ af Bob Dylan, hvor Hess på det nærmeste lader tonerne dryppe ned i klaviaturet, som om de har deres egen plan for, hvor langsomt og følt sangen skal spilles… Det er således en plade med stor musikalsk variation, som ikke desto mindre føles åndeligt sammenhængende. (Chr Munch-Hansen Politiken

Reviews of “Trio” w Kenny Wollesen & Tony Scherr

July 5th 2013

Press Quotes from “Trio”
“a subdued and elegant new set featuring interpretations of Bob Dylan songs, as well as his own engaging originals.” (Time Out New York)

” a mesmerizing level of intensity at low volume and slow pace”.  (jazzword blogspot)

“Denmark’s Nikolaj Hess has combined with Scherr and Woolesen to produce an album that emphasizes the lyrical and poetic, mood-filled and simple, raw, unpolished and yet virtuosity and refined.”  “a delightful, reflective, almost pastoral use of light and shade. If Chopin had been born in New York and received tuition from say Bill Evans or Keith Jarrett he may have sounded like this ” (bebop spoken here UK)

“. Determined, a calculated and perfect for rolling forward, the beautiful rhythmic, melodic rich storytelling and ensemble are in a good balance. Hess’s own compositions alongside, he was taken by the two Bob Dylan composed songs” (jazzrytmit.com Finland)

Where did all the colours go

July 3rd 2013 site_02-13

New website added replacing the previous being in action from 2002 – 2013

Release concert

May 5th 2013 reflection

US release concert with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen album “Trio” at Cornelia Street Cafe, May 15th. Long time collaborator Mommaas will guest the concert.

www.corneliastreetcafe.com

Buy the album as CD via Gateway Music
Buy the album as Mp3′s via iTunes

Playing at Dizzys Club Coca Cola with Claire Martin, Peter Washington, Steve Wilson, Matt Wilson May 13th & 14th.

Hess just finished the soundtrack for the German Movie Meeres Stille by Juliane Fezer, coming out later 2013.