Press

What an amazing review we (I) just recieved (Radio Bévort: BLIK).
It’s Jan Veldman from Jazz In Europe, and this one was really worth waiting for I must say (July 7th 2020):

“With this recording, Pernille Bévort has surrounded herself with a team of amazing musician and shows herself to not only be a great composer of modern jazz music but also an exceptional saxophonist and bandleader.

Personally, I would say this album is one of the best discoveries of the year, I can’t recommend this album highly enough.”
The whole review

The album BLIK with my septet Radio Bévort was released on May 11th 2020 and it has already been reviewed several times. 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

On the site POV the author Per Vadmand looks back on the year 2019 within jazz and he recommends his readers to listen to different selected danish ensembles – including my septet Radio Bévort. (January 2020)
He writes that he hopes the jazz clubs will find place for us in their programs in the future.
You can see the whole article here (In Danish)

The release “Gopler og andre Urovækkende Fænomener” has received 3 very positive reviews so far (July 2019). Two of them are in Danish and one of them in English.

Review by Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz, June 2019

Review by Niels Overgaard, Jazznytblogspot, June 2019

Review by Jan Sneum in the Danish magazine Groovy, June 2019

On tour with the Bohuslän Big Band feat. Maria Schneider, October 2017
Review of the concert in Malmø 12. oct. 2017. By Christer Nilsson, Orkesterjournalen.
A little quote in Swedish: “Men det finns många andra strålande solister i BBB. Inte minst kända danska Pernille Bevort, med ett tenorlir som skulle imponerat på Joe Lovano”
The whole review (also in Swedish)

Review of the concert in Vara 17. oct. 2017. By Andreas Backelund, Lira, 18 oct. 2017.
A little quote in Swedish: “Här får publiken Äterigen njuta av Bevort på tenorsax som levererar en stark solistinsats som för tankarna till Michael Brecker”.
The whole review (also in Swedish)

Pernille Bévort’s profile – All About Jazz.
Here you can find 2 interviews and several reviews from the archive.
The latest review was released december 28. 2016
“There’s long been the feeling that Bévort’s talents deserve greater acclaim and much wider exposure. Which Craft?, another compelling addition to her impressive discography, once more makes the case for Bévort as an original composer/arranger and a fine instrumentalist. Her craft, rooted in tradition yet of subtly contemporary outlook, is definitely worth tuning in to.” – Ian Patterson
Link to my profile

RADIO BÉVORT: “WHICH CRAFT?” released June 17th 2016
“There’s long been the feeling that Bévort’s talents deserve greater acclaim and much wider exposure. Which Craft?, another compelling addition to her impressive discography, once more makes the case for Bévort as an original composer/arranger and a fine instrumentalist. Her craft, rooted in tradition yet of subtly contemporary outlook, is definitely worth tuning in to. ” – Ian Patterson, All About Jazz, dec. 28. 2016

RADIO BÉVORT: “WHICH CRAFT?” released June 17th 2016
The very first review of the new Cd “Which Craft?” arrived on the releaseday June 17th 2016.
Here is a short extract:
“It´s apparent that Bévort joyfully makes use of the different possibilities she has as composer and arranger when it comes to the many possible combinations of instruments in this ensemble. She shows both overview and reserve of strength. The release is a remarkable and particular delight”
It’s possible to read the whole review here (It’s in Danish)
   – Jazznyt.blogspot, Niels Overgård

The next review was published a few days later on June 21st 2016:
Here is a short extract:
“It´s a release that shows thought-through integrity and where the melodies are in focus…..the lovely «Heavy Feather» could almost sound like the score for a film…….Altogether «Which Craft?» is a fine release definitely worth listening to from a Danish musician that ought to have far more concerts booked in her calendar – not just in the Copenhagen area but also in Norway, Sweden and Finland”
It’s possible to read the whole review here (it’s in Norwegian):
– Salt-peanuts.eu, Jan Granlie

Which Craft also received a beautiful review in the Danish Magazine Jazz Special by Thorbjørn Sjøgren sep. 2016 (In Danish).

Interview published in the Danish Jazz Magazine Jazz Special aug. 2014:
This is an interview published in the danish jazz magazine august 2014. It’s written in Danish. You can read the whole article here….

A review of the trio cd “Trio Temptations” in Danish from Jazz Special oct. 2014

A couple of quotes from the latest reviews:

“..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

Interview in All About Jazz by Ian Patterson february 2014

Anmeldelse af Trio Temptations fra Jazzspecial apr-maj 2014

Anmeldelse af Trio Temptations fra Dig Jazz i Sverige marts 2014

“….pictorial music saturated with emotion…it seems to keep on revealing beautiful andfascinating details …”
Thorbjørn Sjøgren, Jazzspecial June 2011

“The double CD Perfect Organization pitches Bévort with the equally versatile bandoneon player, Marcelo Nisinman in a vibrant exploration of tango nuevo and jazz, which impresses as much for its subtle layers as for the soaring improvisations. Her affinity for tango and empathetic understanding with Nisinman results in music which flows effortlessly, though never predictably………What is perfect? Arguably nothing, but this is as close as it gets”
Ian Patterson, Allaboutjazz, USA, september 2011

Wiev the whole article here…

…..”There were plenty of opportunities for comparing musicians as Thilo, Hans Ulrik, Pernille Bévort and Jan Harbeck……It’s interesting to mention that Pernille Bévort time after time created the most interesting phrases”
Thomas Michelsen, Politiken July 2009

Reviews as a Band Leader

Bévort 3 English

PR Bevort 3 April 2017 (Danish)
CV april 2018 (Danish)
Radio Bévort PR april 2018 (Danish)

Anmeldelser af Radio Bévort: Perfect Organization, på dansk, fra sommeren 2011:

JazzNyt Blog Spot Juni 2011
Politiken Juli 2011
Jazzspecial Juli 2011

Pictures for download
Photos taken by Mark Solborg

High res jpg’s for print here

Press photo b/w here