Morten Kargaard Septet


Morten_Septet_2825+2828_fotoshop_logoMORTEN KARGAARD SEPTET
A fresh, new wind of today’s contemporary music – a true hybrid of elements from classical and rhythmic music traditions occurs when these top musicians from both worlds meet in an innovative collaboration.

The music, written by Morten Kargaard, highlights elements such as playfull rhythms, transparent lightness, exquisite dynamics, and pulls them all into a single expression. Performed by an unusual, new group of carefully selected instruments that makes the music come alive and breathe together. Music that creates a timeless atmosphere without preferences, and places itself in the middle of the oasis between the known and the unknown.

All musicians are known for their accomplishments in different fields; from the DR Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Egberto Gismonti, each with a personal tone and an open minded approach to new music.

The orchestra has released the CD “Origin” in 2014. The reviewers wrote : “ Kargaard is a master of creating musical colors….” – “an original work on the Danish music scene …” – “music for pure enjoyment” “Nothing is missing, and anything added would be unnecessary”

Mette Termansen, oboe & English horn
Maj Berit Guassora
Trumpet, flugelhorn
Karen Johanne Pedersen, v
Jakup Lutzen, v
Samira Dayyani, c
Lars Johnsen, double bass

Morten Kargaard, guitars & composition

1. Origin

2. Zealand

Please check details under ‘recordings’







Hamburger Morgenpost (Germany), August 10th 2017
about cd album “Zealand”
“Finally, the goal is for them to build bridges between the worlds of jazz and classical music, to open new spaces with personal feelings of this journey through places and memories.”

CONCERTO (Austria) September 2017
about cd album “Zealand”
„The new album of the Danish guitarist and composer Morten Kargaard is opposed to any attempts to create a clear genre identification. Exactly this non-classifiability however makes its strength. „Zealand“ moves to an original way between classical music and jazz but without the use of percussive instruments.“

HIFIStars (Germany) September 2017
about cd album “Zealand”
„The Danish guitarist and composer Morten Kargaard presents with „Zealand“ melodic album between classical music and jazz. His septet is playing skillfully with the elements of the North. The music creates pictures in the head and the audiophile quality of the recording is high.

All about Jazz, April 2015
“Nothing is missing, and anything added would be unnecessary.” by Budd Kopman

Politiken (Denmark)
“Kargaard is a master of creating musical colors….an original work on the Danish music scene …music for pure enjoyment!”  by Boris Rabinowitsch


ACD6161NEW / Release date: July 21st, 2017

Morten Kargaard Septet: Zealand
Morten Kargaard’s new Album “Zealand” defies all efforts at clear classification. It is a blend of two genres which at first glance don’t lend themselves to interaction but fuse together here to form a new and innovative sound.
The Danish composer and guitarist Morten Kargaard and his septet take us on a breath-taking journey between classical and rhythmical music. His compositions represent outstanding musical flexibility – a fearless embracing of the new and unusual whilst at the same time displaying a fundamental understanding and respect for traditional structure.

His musical vision releases the instruments from their normal roles as defined in the classical context and allows them space to move in other diverse directions.

1. A Humble Prayer 3:52
2. The Wind 9:34 
3. Folk Song 5:16 
4. Painter’s Garden 4:12 
5. You Must Believe 7:45 
6. Swan Song Intro 4:46 
7. Swan Song 6:37 
8. A Boy’s Dream 5:37

Recording: Lindevang Church, Frederiksberg, Denmark
(Animato, 1 CD, 2017, Catalogue number: ACD6161)


Origin coverMorten Kargaard Septet: Origin

1. The Sad Toreros 7:27
2. Homeland 5:44
3. Rising 4:35
4.Butterflies 6:05
5. Utah 6:49
6. White 6:55
7. Go West 6:49
8. Koloni 6:08

 Recording: Lindevang Church, June 2013

(Gateway Music, 1 CD, 2013, Catalogue number MKS1)


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