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cd cover Uhrbrand-Lydom-Cahill
with Mats Vingin and Peter Rosendal


Originally formed as a trio in 1998. Peter Uhrbrand, Sonnich Lydom and Sèamus Cahill has now been joined by two outstanding jazz musicians Mads Vinding (bass) & Peter Rosendal (piano) in what can only be described as a rare meeting of musical genres, that of folk and jazz. In a sense Spring is not only a meeting of different musical styles, but also a meeting of the great traditions of Nordic and Celtic music. One of the band members is an Irishman now settled in Denmark and so it seemed natural that songs from the Irish tradition should also be included on this CD.

Also listen to
Sik og Sejs (their first recording)
Færd - Lüders, Urhbrand, Romme, Tweed and Carr

About the musicians

Peter Uhrbrand: Fiddle. Peter studied under the well-known Danish fiddler and composer, Thomas Tomsen from Holstebro. In 1976 he moved to Sønderho on the Danish island of Fanø and his subsequent meeting with the legendary fiddler brothers, Frits and Søren L. Brinch, proved to be a turning point in his life. After Frits’ death, it was natural that Peter should continue the unique style and sound that he had inherited from the Brinch brothers and which is very much a living tradition today. Apart from playing and teaching the rich musical heritage of Fanø, Peter has also performed in a variety of known Danish folk-fusion bands, among them the group Ganza.

Sonnich Lydom: Accordion and harmonica. Sonnich has been playing Irish and Danish traditional music since the early seventies. His first introduction to traditional music was through his strong family ties on the island of Fanø and this music has been a part of his repertoire ever since. Sonnich’s musical journeys to Quebec and his encounters with French-Canadian musicians have played a major part in shaping his distinctive style of accordion playing. Among the countless bands Sonnich has played with over the past two decades are "Ash Plant" and the Danish folk-rock group "Dronningens Livstykke", with whom he recorded several albums.

Séamus Cahill: Guitar, Irish bouzouki and vocals. Séamus originally comes from Cork in Ireland but has settled in Denmark. He has been playing Irish traditional music since the early seventies. Séamus has played in numerous bands, among them "Ash Plant" with whom he recorded two albums in the late eighties. He has frequently lent his considerable skills as an accompanist to Irish musicians visiting Scandinavia, among them Frankie Gavin, Paddy Keenan and Mary Bergin. He also played in the Irish bands "Celtic Swing", which toured extensively in Denmark and northern Germany, and the Scandinavian- based "Humdingers", who released their first CD, "Live in Oslo" in 1995.

Mads Vinding: Bass. Mads is a veteran of the legendary jazz club Montmartre, Copenhagen with more than 500 recordings to his credit. He has performed with; Herbie Hancock - Wayne Shorter - Stan Getz - Gary Burton - Hank Jones - Tony Williams - Dexter Gordon - Ben Webster - Joanne Brackeen - Sonny Stitt - Sir Roland Hanna - Benny Goodman - Dizzy Gillespie - Dollar Brand - Clark Terry - Chet Baker - Art Farmer - Woody Shaw - Benny Bailey - Dusko Goykovich - Ed Thigpen - Alvin Queen - Billy Hart - Bruno Castelucci - John Engels - Daniel Humair - Sangoma Everett - Enrico Pieranunzi - Roger Kellaway - Tete Montoliu - Horace Parlan - Fred Hersch - Martial Solal - Renée Rosnes - Gordon Beck - Dee Dee Bridgewater - Meredith d'Ambrosio - Deborah Brown - Mark Murphy - Etta Cameron - Toots Thielemans - Lee Konitz - Johnny Griffin - Sahib Shihab - Charlie Mariano - Ernie Wilkins - Philip Catherine - Bob Brookmeyer - Monty Alexander - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Peter Herbolzheimer - Janne Schaffer - Quincy Jones - Svend Asmussen - Istanbul Express - Thomas Clausen - Alex Riel - Kim Sjøgren - Finn Savery - Danish Radio Big Band. Mads has toured extensively, produced several records, written film scores and is the recipient of several distinguished jazz awards. He was awarded first prize as the best soloist in the International radio contest NORDRING in 1978. In 1982 he received The Ben Webster Prize and the Palæ Jazz Prize in 1997.

Peter Rosendal: Piano. Despite his young years, Peter is quite sought after on the Danish jazz scene and is known for his brilliant compositions with the Vestjysk Musikkonservatorium’s Very Big Band. Credit card orders are placed on a secure server.

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