'Pieces' is the meeting of two generations - The experienced and mature: the trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg and the guitarist Bjarne Roup and the two young and ready: Anton Langebk on bass and the percussionist Benjamin Barfod.
Bjarne Roup Trio had been with Langebk and Barfod for a while, and when Palle Mikkelborg was set to play a concert for Jazz Grooves at JB10 in Nstved, it was obvious that the four musicians worked together this evening. It became a success and the musicians took the initiative to use the recordings for this release.
'Pieces: Generations at Sunrise' features five well-chosen compositions with Roup's overview and broad sounds, Langebk's pulsating bass, Barfod's distinctive percussion and Mikkelborg's trumpet and flugelhorn on top. We get extremely personal renditions of John Coltrane's "Naima" and the Abez classic "Nature Boy". Other tracks include a Swedish folk melody, "Saudi", with a beautiful guitar intro and more of the same sonorous element in the opening track "Witchi-tai-to", which is carried on by Barfod's gubal.
Personnel: Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet, flugelhorn, effects), Anton Langebk (double bass), Benjamin Barfod (sound triangles, gubal, sansula, water drum, udo, gong & cymbals), Bjarne Roup (electric guitar & effects)