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)