Rugby in Japan
FREDRIK LUNDIN saxophone, electronics LARS JUUL drums electronics HASSE POULSEN guitar Sound of Choice is made up from three of Denmark's most consistent explorers of contemporary jazz. Through the years they have played with a long line of major musicians, they have composed for various kinds of ensembles ranging from string quartets to symphony orchestras; they have accompanied singers and pop musicians, they have done performances and played completely abstract improvised music. All the time developing their own music. The Sound of Choice way of Jazz. QUOTES "Poulsen and his Danish trio explore succesive stylistic niches with a consumed art of minimalism - getting a maximal effect in terms of muscial density." Robert Latxague - jazz magazine 2006 about Rugby in Japan " A command of timbre and finely cut nuances that make every sound (or figure) appear as a logical consequence of what came before." Thorbjørn Sjøgren, JazzSpecial 2006 about Rugby in Japan "Funny title, a great trio, one hell of a record" Alex Dutilh, jazzman 2006 about Rugby in Japan "This is the most enigmatic CD of the year" Serge Loupien, Libération 2006 about Rugby in Japan A central album where each musician finds a special place. To be heard at home or to be experienced in concert.... Sabine Moig Jazzosphere 2006 about Rugby in Japan "These three experienced gentlemen make a music that oozes contrary creativity." Christian Munch-Hansen, information 2006 about Rugby in Japan "This music cleverly hides it's game: it's the cry of pain leading the happy marches, the laugh of the clown grinding his teeth, and war lurching behind the popular feast." Joël Pagier Improjazz 2006. About Rugby in Japan "It is remarkable that Poulsen on this record is closer to the roots of jazz than I have ever heard him be before." Boris Rabinowitch, Politiken 2006 about Rugby in Japan "Anyway, if you like good music and inventive musicians don't hesitate to listen to these guys." Blog after the concert at Utrecht Jazzfestival 2007 « A budding music that makes you happier and wiser» Christian Munch-Hansen, information 2006 about concert in Odense november 2007.