Heine Hansen’s Piano is playful, even bubbling and almost singing, like an early bird in the first days of spring. On his long-awaited debut album, Hansen unfolds his signature sound on eleven new compositions of his own. Until now, he was best known as a sideman – modest, but highly respected as an elegant accompanist. In all probability Denmark’s most ethereal, swinging jazz pianist.
A signature is something so personal it can’t be replicated; Heine Hansen plays the Piano with a unique sense for applying rhythm and melody. With Thomas Fonnesbæk on Bass and Alex Riel on Drums, a truly beautiful symbiosis of eloquent melodies and precise playfulness emerges like rays of sunshine finding their way through green leaves.
Heine Hansen is a talent in his own league: in the spring of 2016, he was presented with the Ben Webster Award. Heine Hansen will be performing with Riel and Fonnesbæk during Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2016 (July 1-10).
Signature underscores Hansen’s merits and connects Scandinavian simplicity with graceful warmth.