Damaztra: Flag Of Time
Release date: 19-05-2017
Danstrup, Mazur and Tranberg are all well-known personalities on the Danish and international music scene. They have long ago made themselves known in widely different contexts – from the very top of jazz musicians to the more humble, experimenting venues.
On their first release together they have created a wild flower of music with colours, scents, thorns and shapes of all kinds. Most of the music is improvised, grading the music with a unique scenic, vivid and dramatic tone. The 3 musicians unfold themselves in a breath taking, vibrating room, and both the collective as well as the individual efforts are noteworthy. The depth and clarity in the overall sound makes the music present, and the musicians have taken themselves on an astonishing journey where nothing is inevitable."Damaztra are entirely unique. Curiousity and the love of advenure is always present. The musicians have all been influenced by the late John Tchicai, and listening to this record I am touched by the same intense sensuality as I always get when I hear him. It is a very fine record without any competitors in it’s field."
"Do we know of any other (jazz-)musician who has dared to challenge himself to this degree? So different and so good."
(- Jørn Gade, Aarhus Jazzfestival 2017)
"Open and and playful music with a curious ear and physical presence."