Mark Solborg

The past years Solborg has worked intensively all over Europe and also in Asia. Recently in Damaskus and EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. He has performed and recorder with Herb Robertson (US), Chris Speed (US), Mats Eilertsen (NO), Pål Nilssen Love (NO) and his own groups Solborg 4+4+1, moLd, Solborg 4 og Robertson/Solborg duo, o.a.. 

 

His work as a composer and guitarist has been grammy- nominated, awarded by the Danish Arts Agency, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and received wide international acknowlegdement.

 

Whether dealing with odd-meter grooves, contrapuntal lines, complex harmony or just a couple of simple chords a personal, unpolished and unconventional approach is a cherished ambition and trademark.

 

His work as guitarist and composer has been praised for great interplay, enthusiastic energy, precise execution of strong themes and taste...  

 

 

Composer

Mark has composed for a large number of contemporary music groups including the nonet Solborg 4+4+1 with Chris Speed, moLd, Solborg 4, Ventilator, Revolver with Mats Eilertsen and Liudas Mockunas, Peter Wessels Polyfonias Poetry Project, Hopscotch with Kevin Brow and Francesco Bigoni, a.o. His compositions also include a number of scores for theater and film. In 2010 the theatre ensemble Flyvende Grise (Flying Pigs) recieved a Reumert Award for Historien om Alt. The documentary One Day by Ditte Haarlev Johnsen recieved two Gulddoks. Recently Mark was commissioned to write for Nordjysk Sinfonietta, a classical decet. 

Quotes

Every quiet passage here is invested with personality - Brian Morton, Jazz Journal, UK

 

[about Robertson/Solborg Duo]..this meeting possesses a strong sense of egalitarianism, where Solborg’s contribution stands on an equal level. Great diversity.... the mere fitting of a trumpet mute or tweaking of an effects dial can completely alter their sonic language.. - Martin Longley - All About Jazz New York, US

 

Guitarists will want to check this one out. Solborg and his band have some worthwhile things to say, not only instrumentally but compositionally as well. - Robert Iannapollo - Cadence Magazine, US

 

.. A small masterpiece .. / ..raffineret klangkunst for to velartikulerede samtalepartnere. ....et lille mesterværk på sit felt. - Ib skovgaard, weekendavisen, DK

 

..tough and tender .. unbeatable skills - Ken Waxman, Jazz Word, US 

 

Nod er ikke blot den ideelle introduktion til Robertson, men også Solborgs hidtil bedste plade, og sammen med Voodoo Down Jump giver den et fyldestgørende portræt af en af Danmarks bedste jazzguitarister lige nu– Geiger.dk

 

Bedre Natkikkert findes ikke - Ole Albrekt Nedrelid, Jazznytt, Norge

 

***** Stunningly beautiful. I love it ! - Free Jazz Blog, Netherlands

 

Herb and Mark are perfectly matched and seem to anticipate each other on every piece.- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Releases as leader
Releases as co-leader
Releases as sideman
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