Second Album from The Firebirds is out. A tribute to Danish composer Carl Nielsen. Released on ILK and available on all digital platforms.

First reviews are calling it:

“One of Europe’s most compelling ensembles”.
(- NYC Jazz Record live review 2017)

Once again, The Firebirds succeed in getting compelling instrumental tales out of an apparently impossible concept. (- Politiken)

Respectful but radical, they take the work of the classical composer, slaughter the original intention of the composition and build a wild jazz house from it. The orgy is really fun and very entertaining.” (Babyblaue-seiten (DE))

“The Firebirds challenges Nielsen assertion with great imagination, passion and a healthy sense of humor.” (Free Jazz Blog)

“[The Firebirds] refract Nielsen’s idiosyncratic, folk-inflected melodies through a skewed prism of surfer grooves, Afrobeat and downtown jazz, and the results provide equal stimulation for head, heart and hips.” (Irish Times)