Le Chef, a.k.a. saxophonist, composer and cook Peter Poulsen, rattles his pots and pans in the busy jazzstronomie-kitchen. With him you find a highly professional cooking team of creative fellow musicians.
The menu consists of 13 tracks jazzy lounge soul, all played by hand and gently programmed with a flair for details. Le Chef’s inspiration lies within the classic soul and jazz cousine. They serve you stylish composed plates of soulfood. It is not just about being full, but about enjoying every single bite of your meal. On the menu you’ll find nice firm, soulful beats, topped with crisp jazz chords, catchy melodies and cutting edge solos, with bite, cooked perfectly ”al dente”.
A highly versatile musical experience seasoned with electronic sounds, poetry, songs and jazzy improvisations. Bon appetit!
Check out Le Chef's "Jazzstronomie" in the Releases section.
Check out Le Chef's pictures in the Gallery section.
Check out Le Chef's MySpace-profile at www.myspace.com/lechef.
Thomas Haardell in his own words:
It took me a while to gather enough confidence, make the right connections, evolve my songwriting abilities and find my voice.
With a few twists and turns I moved to Copenhagen at the age of 24 – met someone – got a job in retail – got promoted – got married – got promoted again – bought an apartment – played World of Warcraft – wasted my evenings on other unimportant things – hit a wall (metaphorically).
The marriage-part of my adult life is amazing. I feel I've found someone whom I can go all the way with. The rest of it... is bullshit.
The pressure to conform, to find stability, to adapt to my employers guidelines, to settle for the false, shallow comfort of mammon, is literally tearing me apart. It's like every atom in my body is repelled. There has to be more to life than this!
There's got to be!
So now... there is music!
I hope you enjoy it. I'm quite proud of these songs.
Check out Thomas Haardell's Arrival in the Releases section.
Check out Thomas Haardell pictures in the Gallery section.
The James Hope Project consists of the english poet and spoken word artist James Hope and his musical partner in crime Per Kincaid. Here is the story behind the project in James's own words:
I was born and raised in Bristol, England. Raised on jazz, funk, ska, reggae, punk. Real music with real energy. My father died when I was 13, I remember the pleasure of listening to music with him, music still takes me to that special place. I have been through addictions and relationships, they all go, it's a part of life. The only thing that remains true to me is music. No matter what happens noone can take my music away from me.
Although I now live in Copenhagen, the Bristol music scene remains influential in my life because it was part of my childhood. I have connections with Massive Attack and Portishead, also with many other Bristol musicians that aren't afraid to make a difference, Bristol creates trends and reaches the world, so do many artists that aren't afraid to make a change, create a difference, challenge the future. Art is communication, an ability but most importantly a gift to be transmitted and received. Music is a therapy, an essential part of lifes journey. I love music and am grateful to of worked with all the musicians that I have worked with. Now working with Per excites me and challenges me. I create alot of insane ideas Per is able to de-code and make sense of.
London boy Per (Kincaid) studied classical music and jazz at RCM in Bristol and Rytme Kons in Denmark. A truly all-round bass player, producer, arranger. Per has worked with the likes of the Brand New Heavies (Per's brother Jan is the drummer with the 'Heavies'). On top of his writing commitments Per also plays bass and writes for top Danish salsa band Salsa Loca.
What makes our project exciting is that Per and I have similar but at times very different musical influences, because of these differences they seem to take each other further. I'm proud to say that music is my high, music is why I am alive. Being on this label means that I can continue to communicate.
Check out James Hope's MySpace-profile at www.myspace.com/jameshopeproject.