Our latest release: "BLIK" (May 11th 2020).
Radio Bévort is a colorful ensemble where different nationalities, inspirations and instruments meet. The compositions are inspired by diverse genres of music and indeed by life itself.
In the music you can feel the flavor of tango and jazz and also find very free passages combined with very thoroughly written arrangements.
The band’s line-up is rather unconventional with a rhythm section of drums, bass, guitar and accordion/piano combined with 4 woodwinds that “doubles”. This combined with the different compositions and arrangements composed especially for this ensemble, gives the group a special sound with a timbre colored by the woodwind arrangements and the accordion/piano.
In the line-up you find some of the best musicians on the Danish jazz scene of today:
Pernille Bévort: tenor- and soprano saxophone
Mariane Bitran: C flute and alto flute
Kasper Wagner: alto saxophone and clarinet (soprano saxophone)
Ole Visby: tenor saxophone and bass clarinet
Marie Louise Schmidt: piano
Morten Ankarfeldt: bass
Bjørn Heebøll: drums
The new release BLIK you find under discography as band leader - with links to streaming services and download.
BLIK has been very well received so far (may 24th 2020):
Here are small samples from the 3 first reviews:
“Whether she creates melodic ballads or rather complex compositions Bévort is a highly fascinating, comprehensive, focused and mature artists.” – Ivan Rod, Gaffa, May 11th 2020
“Radio Bévort surprises with an intensely clear and refined sample of modern jazz from the highly creative North” – Bernard Lefèvre, Jazzhalo May 8th 2020
”The music is narrative and imaginative. Spend some time with this music. The music deserves it – and so do you.” – Niels Overgård, Jazznyt, May 12th 2020
Here you can listen to small excerpts from the release Which Craft (2016):
RADIO BÉVORT was originally formed by bandleader Pernille Bévort in 2003 and from 2008 to 2011 Marcelo Nisinman on the bandoneon performed a number of times as a featured guest with this ensemble.
The double CD "Perfect Organization" from 2011 documents this collaboration.