Anders Banke: Tenor-saxophone
Mark Solborg: Guitar
During the last 10 years Anders and I have put some heavy fingerprints on the danish jazz- and improv scene. Mostly in the groups you find at this site and/or with New Jungle Orchestra, Spring, with Herb Robertson, Chris Speed, Egberto Gismonti, Usti Usti Baba, Evan Parker, Anderskov Accident and many others.
We strive and insist on musical presence and a personal approach whether the material is improvised, through-composed, abstract or just a good song. The latter is what's going on the duo. These are our carefully selected favourite songs by Monk, Ellington, Hank Williams, Tchicai, Kai Normann Andersen, Dolphy, Mingus and sometimes an original or two. Our aim is to respectfully challenge the duo-tradition and our selves....
Recent collaborations include concerts with the amazing Norwegian tuba-virtuoso Lars Andreas Haug. Haug fits like a glove and adds beautiful colours and interplay to the music. Sometimes things just feels right. More and possibly a release coming up in 2016/17.
Mark Solborg/Anders Banke: SONG " ...strong stuff ! The ballads are played with a serenity that stops time. ..What makes this album radiant is the impressive interplay .. This record deserves to be heard! " - Jazznyt, Denmark
Have a taste...
A few selected reviews on previous collaborations:
Blazing guitar playing of Solborg as he interacts with saxophonist/ clarinetist Banke.... plenty of gusto.
-Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine
★★★★★ ..bragende flot spil fra kapelmester Solborg og Anders Banke.
-Kjeld Frandsen, Berlingske Tidende
...du verden hvilken original vi har med å gjøre! Nå har tydeligvis en ny generasjon begynt å sette sitt preg på dansk jazzmusikk.
-Tor Hammerø, puls.no
This winter we played the Vinterjazz-festival at Faroe islands and Copenhagen with drummer Bjørn Heebøll. Excerpts from 5e in Copenhagen:
Live recordings during Vinterjazz 2013 at Kind Of Blue. Photos Phillip Jørgensen