Bagland is the debut album by Aarhus-based trumpeter Jakob Sørensen.
Bagland is also the name of the quintet consisting of five musicians, who all have their roots based in the scandinavian sound.
The music is composed in a deserted house on the countryside of Denmark among dunes and windy weather. The music is clearly marked by that. Lyrical and melancholic melodies characterizes the compositions and the sound is clean and fragile with obvious reference to the nordic sound.
Jakob Sørensen - trumpet
Alex Jønsson - guitar
Mathias Jæger - piano
Frederik Sakham - doublebass
Frej Lesner - drums
Nellie Parsager Jensen - Clarinet
Sofie Kirk Østergaard - Clarinet
Recorded mixed and mastered in Finland Studio 2014
Frontcover/tray photos: Kirsten Klein
Portrait: Anita Graversen
Design: Susanne Sommer
released February 1, 2015
Mathias, Frej, Frederik, Alex, Nellie and Sofie. Jacob Worm, Julian Drud Sørensen, Kirsten Klein, Susanne Sommer, Jakob Buchanan, family and friends.
Nancy Christensen, Ethel og Hans Hansens Kunstfond, Aarhus Kommune, Dansk Musiker Forbund, DjBFA
Sunna is an amazing artist with a keen sense of harmony and a constant inventiveness. In addition, she has a very original style and a touch immediately recognizable. Sunna is one of my favorite artists. Achille Maggio
Inhale, and prepare for a forward thinking, visceral album. This concept is constantly searching and each individual musician, along with the virtuoso playing of Yazz express their own individual feelings that reflect their own lives in our world today. The production is superb, and that wonderful artwork on the album cover seals in this mind blowing album. For the forward thinking Jazz head, this is one to spend time with. I believe Dizzy Gillespie would have seriously appreciated. George Prince.