Simon Spang-Hanssen Special Quartet
Reinterpretations of standards, jazz-originals as well as own material. The rather unusual instrumentation brings about a special sound-universe, allowing the group to throw a different light on the wellknown songs.
In this setting the leader concentrates on the tenor-saxophone in a tribute to some of his idols:
Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Paul Gonsalves…
Kristian Jørgensen, born in 1967, has played the violin since he was 9 years old. Among his many collaborations he has performed with: Duke Jordan, Mads Vinding, Alex Riel, Marilyn Mazur and Fredrik Lundin. Leader of his own quartet with Jacob Fischer,Thomas Fonnesbech and Kresten Osgood (on occasion guest starring Monty Alexander), and also member of the Tango Orchestra ( recording and tour with Marcelo Nisinman. In a personal way he perpetuates the heritage from Svend Asmussen, also with inspirations from Toots Thielemans , Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Stuff Smith.