Anderskov Accident: Full Circle

89,00 kr

This album documents an unforgettable concert in Copenhagen, February 2011, at the end of a European tour. Expect Anderskov Accident at its best - visionary, spiritual, and enchanted by some incredible musicians.


Danish Pianist and Composer Jacob Anderskov has released fifteen highly acclaimed albums as a Leader. He has been mentioned in several inter- national “best of the year”- listings with every album of his in recent years. Anderskov Accident, his medium-large ensemble, has been in existence since 1999, has three albums out (Full Circle being the fourth), and has toured in most countries of the western hemisphere.


The lineup of Anderskov Accident has changed gradually over the years. With the present version of the band, with drummer Tom Rainey (coined “the most underrated musician of his generation” by Tim Berne), the outcome is overwhelming. Accident with Tom Rainey is a perfect match, making this album herald a grand new chapter in the saga of the ensemble.


“For those who still didn’t know, there is by now no way around realizing that Jacob Anderskov belongs to the most extra- ordinary artists of contemporary music... A high point in improvised Music...”

- Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen, Jazz Podium, Germany. May 2010.


General info on the band: Anderskov Accident works as a vehicle for what may be the most grandiose, odd and beautiful part of Danish Pianist & Composer Jacob Anderskov’s euvre. The music juxtaposes and unifies new combinations of e.g. writing vs freedom, time vs rubato, broad beats vs solid grooves. Rhythmically, structurally and emotionally, there is nothing like it.

Anderskov Accident has constantly had a visionary kind of irrational approach to music. The music can be frenetic one moment, and straight down beautiful or revelatory the next.

Line up:

Jacob Anderskov - Wurlitzer
Laura Toxværd - Alto Saxophone
Nils Bo Davidsen - Bass
Kasper Tranberg - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Mads Hyhne - Trombone
Tom Rainey - Drums

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Reviews:

  • (Danish) "Jacob Anderskovs musikalske ulykke er tilbage med album nr. 4. Der er sket meget siden debutalbummet kom i 2002. Flere musikere er skiftet undervejs. Men kapemesteren er sammen med trompetisten Kasper Tranberg stadig medlemmer i Danmarks sejeste freeform-psychelidelica-groove-jazz orkester. Der spares ikke på ud-af-kroppen lydene. Det føles som om jeg surfer på en lydbølge i et parallel univers, når jeg lytter på Anderskov Accident. Med tilføjelsen af trommeslageren Tom Rainey - der er mest kendt for sit engagement hos saxofonisten Tim Berne - er der lagt en bulet bund for musikken. Han er sammen med bassisten Nils Davidsen garanter for det skæve groove.
    Nummeret Portrait of a lullaby as an upper er en dejlig spacet ballade. Anderskov indleder med en beskidt Wurlitzer-intro. Mads Hyhne (trombone), Laura Toxværd (sax) og Kasper Tranberg (trompet) står pænt med deres blæsere og kigger blidt på. Anderskov forsøger at få den lille til at sove, efter noget tid tager Tranberg over og fortæller med sin klare trompetstemme at nu skal den lille sove, der er også en dag i morgen. Det går ikke så godt med putteriet. Lillen er pivvågen. Nummeret er et flot eksempel på at, Anderskovs musik er så rigt på billeder.
    Det er sine steder et krævende album at lytte på. Vil man som lytter brugen tiden på musikken, belønnes man med et berigende og givende album."

  • Read the full review in Jazznyt (Denmark)
  • (Danish) "Desuden fastholder Søren Kjærgaard og Jacob Anderskov deres position blandt vores mest søgende og opmærksomhedskrævende musikere. (..) Anderskov på Full Circle, også med tre blæsere i front, i temaer hvoraf mange ’svæver’ både rytmisk og harmonisk, og hvori kapelmesteren giver meget plads til Kasper Tranbergs bløde trompetlyd, Laura Toxværds hjerteskærende altsax og Mads Hyhnes robust prosaiske basun.

    Musik, man kan spille til hjerternes fest, hvis man for alvor vil have sat brand i det gamle dikkeværk."

  • Read the full review in Information (Denmark)