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Jan Kaspersen



b. 22 April 1948, Copenhagen, Denmark. Composer and pianist Kaspersen's wry, quirky tunes reveal the influences of Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver and Abdullah Ibrahim, who, under the name of Dollar Brand, played regularly at the jazzhouse Montmartre in Copenhagen 1963/4. All have strong roots in Black church music and this may account for Kaspersen's attraction to the funky aspects of American jazz. Kaspersen's composition and playing never descend to mere pastiche or antiquari... Read more

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