Mads Vinding Quartet – Standards (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 51:55 minutes | 268 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Storyville Records
A live jazz concert with some of Denmark’s brightest jazz musicians. Despite announced 24-bit recording, here’s we have a standard 16-bit release “zero padded” to 24-bit. Another “fail” from the most famous “audiophile store”(?). In any case, this album is an interesting event on the Scandinavian Jazz scene.
Last year the record ”Walk With Me” was released to great critical acclaim. It featured a collaborative project spanning beautiful ballads and swinging jazz, completed by a handful of the most hard-working and skilled Danish jazz musicians. A little while later, three of the original players gathered for a memorable evening in the concert hall of Amager Bio.
The bassist Mads Vinding ties the quartet together with his confident style. Vinding has played with all of the legends of jazz, and is often mentioned as the musical heir of late NHØP.
The pianist and composer Carsten Dahl takes the keys. His play is, as always, playful and technically skilled. Carsten Dahl is a highly productive musicians, but his work never lacks quality – instead, his piano is rich with experience.
Above all soars the unique voice of Margrete Grarup. She manages to balance force and delicacy and always retains a certain humility even when her powerful voice is at its most expressive.
Niclas Campagnol plays the drums, a recent addition to the original group. A regular on the Danish jazz stage, he easily complements the others with cool and understated rhythm.
The mood is audibly lively, and the musicians clearly long to entertain as they invite the audience along on the journey.
01 – Love for Sale
02 – Autumn Leaves
03 – You Don’t Know What Love Is
04 – Everyday I Have the Blues
05 – Blame It on My Youth
06 – Over the Rainbow
Mads Vinding – bass
Margrete Grarup – vocals
Carsten Dahl – piano
Niclas Campagnol – drums