What happens if you mix a square-headed scandinavian, trombone, jazz, soul and New York?

Elektrojazz New York Tribute – a album as an app featuring NYC artists

The best answer to the question in the headline, is to watch this video about four Scandinavians quest to capture the sound and feel of NYC. One of them is a trombone guy (me).

And the four of us together make up Elektrojazz. If you are a long-time digitaltrombone reader, you might remember me bragging about our first album ‘Cars’ – an album dedicated to classic cars. But this time, it is all about New York. Continue reading

    Elektrojazz live

    The worlds biggest jazz festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, begins july 4th, and there are plenty of opportunities to hear Elektrojazz live!

    July 4, 19.00: Bernstorff Slot
    July 7, 21.00: Nørrebro Bryghus
    July 8, 22.30: Cafe Bopa
    July 11, 18.30: Scandic Front
    July 12, 21.00: Kvarterhuset

    I am eager to get my band Elektrojazz on stage and present the music from our new recording ‘Cars’. We play rare grooves, funky latin and jazz, all original music. If you are in or around Copenhagen the next ten days, please drop by! Some more info about the venues and concerts: Continue reading

      New album out: Elektrojazz – Cars

      Elektrojazz: Rare grooves with funky latin and soulful trombonious jazz

      Elektrojazz-cd-coverA few years ago, I decided to start up a new musical project, and cover new musical grounds. This was the beginning of Elektrojazz, a groove jazz band where I try to capture the sound and feel of the seventies soul/funk/jazz/latin music.

      I spent quite a lot of time writing a completely new repertoire for my new band, and before hitting the recording studio last year, we got to play a good bunch of live gigs where we could dig into the music.

      Since we play music inspired by the seventies, and I am a big car fan, I decided to make the album into a tribute to the greatest cars of the seventies. Each track on the album is Continue reading

        Anders Larson Quintet feat. Gerard Presencer – Live recording

        I just wanted to share a few tracks from a live concert in Copenhagen in June 2010. It´s with my quintet, featuring the amazing trumpet player Gerard Presencer. He decided to move to Copenhagen in 2009 to play with the Danish Radio Big Band, thank you for that, Gerard! Check out his solo in Coltrane´s 26-2, it is absolutely unnecessarily good…

        The rest of the band consists of some of the best Danish jazz musicians, Henrik Gunde on piano, Thomas Fonnesbech on bass and Karsten Bagge on drums.

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          Top 5 of unnecessarily high trumpet notes in film music

          There isn´t much more to say about this, just sit back and enjoy. And there is actually some great music in there, played by real musicians! I especially like the clip wit Cat Anderson in the middle of the video – great music, great musicians and world class lead playing. You might want to stop when Maynard Ferguson starts, he has done a lot of great music. This example does not fall into that category…

          And now, back to business.
          Catch you later!

            Elephanfare for 6 trombones and 2 tubas

            The world famous architect Norman Foster was hired to design the new elephant house at the Copenhagen Zoo a few years ago. Living close to the Zoo I could see the project evolve, and it struck me that they couldn´t possibly have a grand opening without an Elephanfare!

            I contacted the Zoo and tried to sell them my idea. To make sure I had something to bargain with, I sad that I needed 6 trombones and two tubas, knowing that they would negotiate it down to half the number.

            To my great surprise Continue reading