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MORTEN HAXHOLM BIO 2018

Morten Haxholm is an upcoming Danish bass player, but he has already established himself on the Danish and international jazz scene: Graduated in 2013 from the prestigious “soloist” class education (7 years) at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen (RMC), and with six albums in his own name and several tours with his own bands (and as a sideman) in Denmark (and Europe as well), he has emerged on the music scene as a new composer and bass player to be reckoned with. Morten Haxholm is engaged in countless Danish jazz, pop and rock projects as a sideman, has an active work as a composer, and has played with countless Danish musicians: Jesper Løvdal, Claus Waidtløw, Søren Møller, Bob Rockwell, Jakob Højer, Mads LaCour and recorded (and played several tours) with international names like Lage Lund, Gilad Hekselman, Lionel Loueke, Melissa Aldana, Seamus Blake, John Escreet, Jonathan Kreisberg and Ari Hoenig.

FULL BIO (ENG 2018)                 BIO (DANSK 2018)                   Morten Haxholm CV 2017

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REVIEWS

“Contempoary, and with chops a la carte, the gentlemen delievers to a top grade.” …

“One of the best rounded, timeless jazz albums, this reviewer have heard in a long time. Star Potential.”

JAZZSPECIAL FALL 2018 LINK 

 

”Det er new yorker jazz af den benhårde slags. Den slags jazz, hvor man næsten ikke tør trække vejret af skræk for, at gå glip af noget. … Vestigum er jazz fra øverste hylde. ”

Jazznyt, Oct 11 2018 LINK

 

“There is little doubt that Denmark has a proud tradition of fostering exceptional bassists – just think of names like Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Jesper Lundgaard, Bo Stief, Jesper Bodilsen and, more recently, Anders Christensen, Jonas Westergaard and Richard Andersson. Add Morten Haxholm to this ever growing list.”

ALL ABOUT JAZZ, 2015    LINK

 

“Rough Edged New Yorker Vibe” – about “Viridian”

4/5 star review in JAZZWIZE, september 2015 LINK

 

Top 10 of JAZZWISE Europe Chart 2013 – for “Equilibrium” LINK

 

“Tastefull combination of guile and swing” – about “Equilibrium”

3/5 stars in JAZZWISE, september 2013   LINK

 

“Det er new yorkerjazz af den saftige slags. Jazz der er fyldt med komplekse og teknisk krævende elementer. Quintessence of Dust efterlader stor respekt for Morten Haxholm som bassist, komponist og bandleader.”

JAZZNYT, 10 nov 2014  LINK

 

 

“..A great album: thinking man’s jazz you can pat your foot to…” 5/5 STAR REVIEW

ALL ABOUT JAZZ, 2018    LINK

 

“Modern sophistication that moves.”

JAZZWEEKLY, Oct 8th 2018 LINK

 

In all, a superb album of consistently good group improvisations. I wish some of Haxholm’s American counterparts would listen to this!

Artmusiclounge, Sep 2018 LINK

 

“..Tesseract er et særdeles vellykket album med fine kompostioner..”

JAZZNYT, SEP 11 2017    LINK

 

“…Absolut høreværdig nutidsjazz…”
Christian Munch Hansen, POLITIKEN, 9 April  2013    LINK

 

“A nice mix of relaxed spaciousness and assertive energy”

Jazz Weekly, may 2013   LINK

 

“Haxholms basspil er myndigt. Han styrer slagets gang. Det er en imponerende debutplade. Han lægger ud med jazz, der lugter af New York – ikke kun i stil men også i talent og udstråling.” Jazznyt, 19 Februar 2013  LINK

 

“..the playing is uniformly impeccable..”

Peter Bacon / The Jazz Breakfast LINK