Photo: Mark Solborg
Pernille Bévort: Saxophones
Peter Hansen: Bass
(- from 2016 it's Morten Ankarfeldt on the bass)
Espen Laub Von Lillienskjold: Drums
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 a very active musician 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 (9 Cd´s) 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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Bévort 3 on soundcloud:
This is a video from the Copenhagen Jazzfestival July 2014.
A new composition by Bévort, called Which Craft?
Here is another video from one of our latest performences:
At the European Jazz festival in Athens may 2012
This is a video from the rehearsal room. Bevort 3 playing Pernille's composition