One of Denmark's most prominent bassists, Jesper Lundgaard formed his own jazz trio in 2004 along with Hans Ulrik (Tenor Sax) and Niclas Knudsen (Guitar). The trio describes their music as a playground where they try out new compositions and pay homage to great icons in the history of Jazz.
The Jesper Lundgaard Trio's album 2016 contains recordings of 8 original compositions written by each band member and an updated version of two standards: “The meaning of the Blues” by Bobby Troup and “Naima” by John Coltrane. The music is fresh, lyrical and blues oriented with a gentle touch of Nordic folklore.
“This album investigates some blues aspects, reflecting the times and our personal impressions. Not every theme is strictly a blues progression, but they all have a bluesy feel. We have tried to create an intimate, dry and intense album, utilizing a minimalistic approach” says Jesper Lundgaard.