Voice of Silence: Homage to Louisiana

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All Music Guide - David R. Adler
Mikkelborg's first large-ensemble work since 1984's Aura is a nine-movement suite composed in honor of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The museum is located not in the Bayou State, but in Humlebaek, Denmark. Conducting the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra, Mikkelborg pays homage to a number of visual artists and art movements and leans heavily toward the electric side of the jazz spectrum. Veering between minimalist soundscapes like "Prologue" and "The Voice of Silence" and funk/fusion blowouts like "Tempus/Pop Art" and "The Forest," Mikkelborg sets up a dichotomy that is quite jarring at first. "Authenticity," a dreamy movement featuring the unaccompanied bass of Thomas ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David R. Adler
Mikkelborg's first large-ensemble work since 1984's Aura is a nine-movement suite composed in honor of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The museum is located not in the Bayou State, but in Humlebaek, Denmark. Conducting the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra, Mikkelborg pays homage to a number of visual artists and art movements and leans heavily toward the electric side of the jazz spectrum. Veering between minimalist soundscapes like "Prologue" and "The Voice of Silence" and funk/fusion blowouts like "Tempus/Pop Art" and "The Forest," Mikkelborg sets up a dichotomy that is quite jarring at first. "Authenticity," a dreamy movement featuring the unaccompanied bass of Thomas Ovesen, opens up new dimensions -- a process that continues with the agitated, "Birdland"-style groove of "Snapshots," the vaguely old-world sound of "Those Who Build," and the jazzy waltz of "Joy."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2001
  • Label: Stunt
  • UPC: 663993010427
  • Catalog Number: 104
  • Sales rank: 288,294

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prologue - DRJO (10:08)
  2. 2 Tempus/Pop Art - DRJO (14:25)
  3. 3 The Voice of Silence - DRJO (6:13)
  4. 4 The Forest - DRJO (7:23)
  5. 5 Authenticity - DRJO (11:41)
  6. 6 Snapshots - DRJO (6:21)
  7. 7 Those Who Build - DRJO (7:50)
  8. 8 Joy - DRJO (5:40)
  9. 9 Epilogue - DRJO (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Primary Artist
Palle Mikkelborg Conductor
Tomas Franck Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Flemming Madsen Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Vincent Nilsson Trombone
Benny Rosenfeld Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Axel Windfel Tuba, Bass Trombone
Helen Davies Harp
Ethan Weisgard Percussion
Anders Gustafsson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Thomas Ovesen Bass, Electric Bass
Uffe Markussen Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Henrik Bolberg Pedersen Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Steen Hansen Trombone
Anders Lindvall Guitar
Michael Hove Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Nikolaj Bentzon Piano, Keyboards
Thomas Kjærgaard Flugelhorn
Nicolai Schultz Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone
Søren Frost Drums
Thomas Fryland Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Peter Jensen Trombone
Technical Credits
Neil Diamond Composer
Palle Mikkelborg Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Jay Leonhart Composer
Niels Erik Lund Producer
Peter H. Larsen Executive Producer
Ole Matthiessen Producer
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