Nils Davidsen “paid his dues” backing up numerous of great jazz artists. Now he steps forward, to present his first solo double bass release. It’s called “Noget at Glæde Sig Til” (Something to Look Forward To).
The tracks on this release were all recorded in 2013 in various locations: the legendary Rainbow Studio in Oslo, the mighty Grundtvigskirken in Copenhagen and private recordings at Heimdalsgade Laboratories. In addition to the 11 audio tracks, this release also includes one art video by Sara Lubich and two live videos from Grundtvigskirken, shot by Pelle Folmer.
Here is what Nils Davidsen says about his new release:
...“The art of solo playing offers the player both an incredible amount of freedom, and also requires absolute dedication, responsibility and awareness. You have to be aware that there is only you to make the party.
It is very important to me that the solo outbursts I make have a compact and clear expression. It’s not only about free improvisation. It’s about creating unique vibes. Putting up a zone and setting my imagination free inside this zone.
During the last 3 years I have been recording solo bass material and playing solo bass concerts. “Noget at Glæde Sig Til” is a documentation of this process”. Solooutbursts in various frames - Part 1 - go ahead!
Nils Davidsen has performed and recorded with jazzgreats, such as : John Tchicai, Django Bates, Bunky Green, Bobby Previte, Dave Liebman, Marc Ducret and Tim Berne.
"Alt i alt er albummet usædvanligt, fascinerende og helstøbt." - Ivan Rod, Gaffa
"Masterful, beautiful and highly moving presentation of the double bass." - Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz
"Every piece, varying from one to seven minutes, has its own surprises, smiles, delights and things to enjoy." - Henning Bolte, All About Jazz
"Berückend!" - Volkar Mantei, Ragazzi