In 1985, Bo Jacobsen (alto saxophone) completed the band that would go on for a good five years, performing to responsive audiences. As Bo writes in the liner notes: “Playing with Poul was built on intensity and intuition, concentration and contemplation. (…) There was an undercurrent in Poul of wanting to reach deeper into the innermost essence of music.”
Listening to this record now, 35 years later, one can clearly hear these qualities. Right from the start, the music has a strong drive, pushes forward without adhering to a fixed grid. It is melodious, uncaged, intuitive, boiling with energy, spiralling into a trancelike state. As drummer Christoffersen writes in the liner notes: “These golden moments where the music becomes one – liberated from the individual in its own life – grows and spreads out – multi rhythmically, multidimensional and at one with the open listener”. This historical recording is a treasure from the Danish Jazz scene finally available to us after all these years.
– Poul Ehlers, piano
– Bo Jacobsen, alto saxophone
– Misi Detreköy, double bass
– Lene Christoffersen, drums
Recorded August 1986, Karma Studiet, Copenhagen