Pernille Bévort: Saxophones
Morten Ankarfeldt: Bass
Espen Laub Von Lillienskjold: Drums
Our new trio album ‘On Fire’ just received a beautiful review from Ian Patterson, AllAboutJazz:
“The saxophonist’s catchy heads are a springboard for her improvisations, as on the cantering opener “LOOZE,” where she serves early notice of both her formidable technique and the alluring storytelling craft common to the best improvisors.”
– Ian Patterson, AllAboutJazz, July 22nd 2021
The whole review
Our new digital release 'On Fire', May 2021 has been well received. By now it has reached more than 300.000 streams on Spotify alone (June 29th 2021, the album including the first single).
We also received a very nice review in the Danish Magazine Jazzspecial, June 2021 - written by T.S. Høeg.
Here is a short summary:
“Her playing is authoritative, cool and not least beautiful”…..
“She’s got her own unique pondus (weight)”
At this moment (June 29th 2021) the music has been added to the following curated playlists:
Latest release: Trio Temptations
"..Trio Temptations/stands out as one of Bévort's very best recordings. Simple in concept perhaps, but the sophisticated arrangements and the vibrant trio dialogues make for compelling listening.”
-Ian Patterson, Allaboutjazz.com, February 6 th 2014. Read the whole review.....
Bévort seems to avoid technical fireworks for their own sake, focusing instead on imbuing each piece with distinct character…..this trio can play lean and abstract or dense and bluesy as it likes, piano or not” – Mark Gilbert, Jazz Journal spring 2014
“Trio Temptations is impressive and rather intense…it’s a generous statement from Pernille Bévort. A release from a saxophonist who refers to the legends but now has reached an age and maturity where she naturally blends her Danish background and the history of jazz in a spectacular way” – Niels Overgård, Jazznyt.blogspot.com 5. february 2014
A lot of the great tenor players have made the trio format a classic within jazz: Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano and Joe Henderson, just to mention a few.
It’s always a challenge to perform with no chord instrument in the line-up, since the musicians need to imply the chords in their playing and they need to communicate very careful with each other. On the other hand this very open format also gives the musicians a lot of possibilities to interpret and to change the direction in the music, together and with short notice. This makes it a very funny “playground” to work within, and it is also interesting for the listener to follow the ride.
This Danish trio performs a mixture of selected jazz standards and their own original material which often has a more Nordic flavour. They focus on the good melody, on communication and on groovy and bluesy stuff as well, and they play with energy and curiosity always ready to take a chance.
Band leader and saxophonist Pernille Bévort is very active on the Danish jazz scene. Apart from her own groups she often performs with different professional big bands. She performs on several CD recordings both as band leader (11 releases) and as “side man” with among others The Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band and the Danish Radio Big Band. The 2 other band members are also known from a lot of different ensembles in Denmark.
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This is a live video from a session in May 2020 in Millfactory Studios in Copenhagen. LOOZE (P.Bévort):
For more videos see selected videos.
Bévort 3 on soundcloud: