Katrine Madsen and the Henrik Gunde Trio (Denmark)
Danish Jazz Delight Returns
Katrine Madsen is the most shining vocal star in the Scandinavian jazz heavens. Her voice is dark and intense – and her recordings have been praised unanimously by jazz critics everywhere. Katrine visited Australia in 2000 and 2003 for an extensive concert series, and she tours regularly with the Hendrik Gunde Trio in Scandinavia. Hendrik Gunde is one of the most sought-after pianists on the Danish jazz scene, while bassist Jesper Bodilsen and drummer Morten Lund, after 10 years of collaboration on numerous projects, are possibly the tightest bass/drum team in Denmark.
Morten Lund also stood out at the 'Umbria Jazz Melbourne' festival in 2005 as part of the Paolo Fresu group.
Katrine Madsen is truly a superb interpreter of jazz. The true measure of her talent is in her interpretation of a song…this lady of song is totally in control of her material. Katrine Madsen is style. Style is the necessary adjunct of talent and genius, a heaven-bestowed capacity for projecting a very personal, a very original image." - ('The Age' – Melbourne).
Katrine Madsen - vocals,
Henrik Gunde - piano,
Jesper Bodilsen - bass,
Morten Lund - drums