“Danish guitarist Jakob Bro creates magical music, impossible to categorize”, wrote Downbeat recently. On his new 2018-album Returnings the magic is intensified as Bro and musical soul-mate Thomas Morgan reconnect with two living legends of European jazz, trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg and drummer Jon Christensen. It’s a wonderful combination: Bro’s watercolour guitar sounds, Mikkelborg’s soft Milesian flugelhorn, Morgan’s impeccable choice of notes, and Christensen’s free-floating drumming. These components add up to one of the subtlest and most alluring jazz albums of recent times. “Returnings” was recorded at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher.