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 Paul Rosenbaum and Mad Vinding

4th March at 19,00 Museum of  Riga  History and  Navigation, Hall of Columns

In the programm:  BACK TO BACH - new interpretation of Bach´s piano music
Pianist Poul Rosenbaum
  and bass player Mads Vinding have been inspired to play Bach together in a collaboration which presents Bach`s piano music in a new way.
We find ourselves in the cross-over between classical music and jazz where division into specific styles is of no interest and limited. The programs comprise many pieces, longer and shorter, Preludes, Partitas, Menuets, Italian Concerto, and other compositions from the treasury of Bach.

Johan Sebastian Bach - the giant of all composers - has been into all corners of the universe of music. His music belongs to the most durable of all times. Bach`s music has been arranged for and played on innumerable different instruments during the years. Many musicians have been inspired to try out new ways of performing the music of Bach and occasionally Bach himself has not indicated precisely which instruments the music was meant for.

However, the admiration for the musical creative powers of Bach has grown constantly. Many of the compositions by Bach have both a rhythmic and a melodious impulse and intensity which has never been surpassed.

Pianist Poul Rosenbaum  and bass player Mads Vinding have been inspired to play Bach together in a collaboration which presents Bach`s piano music in a new way. „We find ourselves in the cross-over between classical music and jazz where division into specific styles is of no interest and limited. The programs comprise many pieces, longer and shorter, Preludes, Partitas, Menuets, Italian Concerto, and other compositions from the treasury of Bach."

poul and mads

Poul Rosenbaum
Born 1952, is one of the leading pianists in Denmark. He has concertized widely in USA, Europe and Mexico, and he is especially renowned for his performance of contemporary and romantic music. He has appeared at major festivals (ISCM World Music Days, American Music Week and others), and he has made a number of first performances.
Poul Rosenbaum, graduate from Royal Danish Academy of Music, won a scholarship for further studies at the Juilliard School, New York, and he made his New York debut in 1978. He received Jacob Gade Prize 1978.

His recordings include piano music by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Schumann, Medtner, complete Charles Griffes Piano Works and other repertoire of the 20' Century. His recording of Poul Ruders' Piano Concerto was nominated for a Grammy in 1995. The bass singer Aage Haugland and Poul Rosenbaum performed together for many years, and did a number of recordings. Among other things they have recorded Complete Mussorgsky Songs in Russian (Chandos Records), which was highly praized internationally. Together with Sergei Azizjan (violin) and Michaela Fukacova (cello) he is part of Piano Trio.

In the duo BACK TO BACH Poul Rosenbaum performs piano music by J.S. Bach together with the outstanding Danish jazz bass player Mads Vinding. They present Bach's piano music in a new way. Their new CD, "Back To Bach" (2004) has received great reviews.

Mads Vinding

mads

Bassplayer, born on Dec. 7 1948 in Copenhagen.
An itinerant example of Danish jazz in world class. One of the absolute 'aces of basses' with more than 600 recordings behind him. Professional at age 16 and house-bassplayer at the legendary, original jazzclub Montmartre, Copenhagen, and the holder of an impressive list of engagements with jazzmasters. We mention at random: Herbie Hancock - Wayne Shorter - Stan Getz - Gary Burton - Hank Jones - Tony Williams - Dexter Gordon - Ben Webster - Joanne Brackeen - Sonny Stitt - Sir Roland Hanna - Benny Goodman - Dizzy Gillespie - Dollar Brand - Clark Terry - Chet Baker - Art Farmer - Woody Shaw - Benny Bailey - Dusko Goykovich - Ed Thigpen - Alvin Queen - Billy Hart - Bruno Castelucci - John Engels - Daniel Humair - Sangoma Everett - Enrico Pieranunzi - Roger Kellaway - Tete Montoliu - Horace Parlan - Fred Hersch - Martial Solal - Renée Rosnes - Gordon Beck - Dee Dee Bridgewater - Meredith d'Ambrosio - Deborah Brown - Mark Murphy - Etta Cameron - Toots Thielemans - Lee Konitz - Johnny Griffin - Sahib Shihab - Stuff Smith - Don Byas  -  Charlie Mariano - Ernie Wilkins - Philip Catherine - Bob Brookmeyer - Monty Alexander - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Peter Herbolzheimer - Janne Schaffer - Quincy Jones - Svend Asmussen - Istanbul Express - Thomas Clausen  - Alex Riel - Kim Sjøgren - Finn Savery - The Danish Radio Big Band - etc, etc..
Mads Vinding has performed all over the world, produced several records, written filmscores and is recipient of several distinguished jazzawards - 1978 awarded first prize as best soloist in the International Radiocontest NORDRING, The Ben Webster Prize in 1982 and Palæ Jazz Prize in 1997. Awarded Launy Grøndahl's honorary prize 2000. Winner of Jazz Special 's Readers Poll 1997 + 2000.  Received 3 Grammy's for Best Album 2000 in the jazz and folk category. Received the Django D'or prize as "Master of Jazz" 2007.

"Along with the acoustic bass, he has refined his playing on the electrical bass, but what makes him an outstanding artist and a sought-after soloist, is his unique musical command and his great maturity, which 35 years of working with such outstanding jazzmusicians called upon. He´s played with the majority of jazzmusicians worth playing with, -  today he plays with the ones satisfying his concepts of what music ought to sound like."
Peter H. Larsen, Editor, Danish Radio, P2 Jazz.
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