LABEL: seriE.WOC, Italy
LP / EWOC-10LP004 (JAN: N/A)
CD / EWOC-CD004 (JAN: 4560312319130)
ARTIST: LOUIS HJULMAND, BENT AXEN and ALEX RIEL
TITLE: JAZZ OG POESI
Originally released as: Louisiana / Gyldendal Grammofonplader (LGLP 3010, 1963)
Louis Hjulmand (Vibraphone)
Alex Riel (Drum)
Bent Axen (Piano)
Benny Nielsen (Bass)
Robert Corydon, Jørgen Sonne, Klaus Rifbjerg, Jørgen Gustava, Brandt and Jørgen Leth (Poems)
Recording Supervision : METRONOME STUDIO A/S, Omslag Austin Grandjean
seriE.WOC thanks to:
Mona Granager from Storyville Records, Peter Poulsen for translation of Danish liner notes, Gerardo Frisina for archive advice
A1. TIL KOMEDA (musik)
A2. NEW SALESBURG (digt of Robert Corydon)
A3. OPBRUD (musik)
A4. TURISTPLAKAT (digt of Jørgen Sonne)
A5. TURISTPLAKAT (musik)
B1. TRE KONCEPTER (digt of Jørgen Gustava Brandt)
B2. TRE KONCEPTER (musik)
B3. ALDRING (digt of Klaus Rifbjerg)
B4. AVE BAYWAY (musik)
B5. FORÅRSREFRAIN (digt of Jørgen Leth)
B6. FORÅRSREFRAIN (musik)
What jazz music and verse recitation may have to do with each other may be another strange question for the majority.
However, it has been proven that the jazz musician and the reciting poet can complement each other and during this hot and concentrated encounter between the two art forms, we see the emergence of a festive and dangerous phenomenon: jazz and poetry.
Modern jazz and modern poetry has in many ways the modern urban world as common source of inspiration, its many phenomena of sounds, rhythms, images, and both arts seek it pithy, powerful and direct expression. One can say that jazz and poetry are on speaking terms with each other.
This record lets us hear what jazz musician and composer Louis Hjulman and five Danish poets have gained from the cooperation. They have chosen poems with some similarities in the motive, our contemporary city.
With poets Robert Corydon, Jorgen Sonne, Klaus Rifbjerg, Jørgen Gustava Brandt and Jørgen Leth, we see the impression of the United States, Spain, Paris and Warsaw, Hjulmand has composed new music for each poem.