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Mikkel Nordsø Quintet

Free admission

John Coltrane died on the 17th of July in 1967, at age 40. Jimi Hendrix died on the 18th of September in 1970 at the age of 27. Despite their early departures, their musical legacies grow in reach and importance with each passing year. Many have built on where they left off and wondered how would it have sounded if Jimi Hendrix and John Coltrane had crossed paths while they were alive.

The meeting between Coltrane’s cosmic and Jimi’s psychedelic universes might well have been something that we hear from this recording with guitarist Mikkel Nordsø, the “Swedish-Dane” tenor saxophonist Tomas Franck, Ben Besiakov on keyboard, Anders “AC” Christensen on bass, and the legendary American drummer, Alvin Queen.

Nordsø explains the birth of the project:
“When I first heard Hendrix as a 12 or 13-year-old, I thought he was shy because he burned his own guitar, but then I heard him play and flipped out! It was so wild, and like John Coltrane ...

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Line up:
  • Mikkel Nordsø (g)
  • Tomas Franck (ts)
  • Ben Besiakov (keyb)
  • Anders Christensen (b)
  • Frands Rifbjerg (dr)

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