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Vinding, Mads

Vinding, Mads, bassist; b. Coopenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 1948.

An itinerant example of Danish jazz in world class. One of the absolute 'aces of basses' with more than 600 recordings behind him. Professional at age 16 and house-bassplayer at the legendary, original jazzclub Montmartre, Copenhagen, and the holder of an impressive list of engagements with jazzmasters like:
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 - Renee Rosnes - Gordon Beck - Dee Dee Bridgewater - Meredith d'Ambrosio - Deborah Brown - Mark Murphy - Etta Cameron - Toots Thielemans - Lee Konitz - Johnny Griffin - Sahib Shihab - Stuff Smith - Don Byas  -  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 Sjogren - Finn Savery - The Danish Radio Big Band - etc, etc..

Mads Vinding has performed all over the world, produced several records, written filmscores and is recipient of several distinguished jazzawards - 1978 awarded first prize as best soloist in the International Radiocontest NORDRING, The Ben Webster Prize in 1982 and Palae Jazz Prize in 1997. Awarded Launy Grondahl's honorary prize 2000. Winner of Jazz Special 's Readers Poll 1997 + 2000.  Received 3 Grammy's for Best Album 2000 in the jazz and folk category. Received the Django D'or prize as "Master of Jazz" 2007.

Selected recordings:
Danish Design (1974); The Kingdom (where nobody dies..) (1997), Daddio Don (1998), Six Hands, Three Minds, One Heart (2000), Over The Rainbow (2002), Two Basses (2002), Mostly Ballads (2007)

As sideperson:
Duke Jordan: Flight To Denmark (1974), Two Loves (1974); Ed Thigpen: Action-Re-Action (1974); Tony Williams/Wlodek Gulgowsky: Pop-Workshop (1974); Duke Jordan: Truth (1975);
Johnny Griffin: Blues for Harvey (1975), Live in Tokyo (1976), Live in Tokyo 2 (1976), The Little Giant (1976); Kai Winding: Trombone Summit (1980);
Dexter Gordon/Herbie Hancock: Cinema Jazz (1986), The Other Side of Round Midnight (1986); Hank Jones: Great Jazz Standards Vol 1 to 5 (1989-1991);
Hank Jones/Kenny Drew: New York Stories (1990); Hank Jones: Hank Jones Trio (1991); Thomas Clausen Trio/Gary Burton: Flowers & Trees (1992);
Walter Norris/Heinz von Hermann: 2nd Trio (1992); Danish Radio Big Band: Endangered Species (1993); Jesper Thilo: Jesper Thilo meets Thomas Clausen (1997).
DSB Kino: Harry "Sweets" Edison (1998)
Old Friends: Bob Brookmeyer (1998), Together: Bob Brookmeyer Duo (1999), Johnny Griffin & The Great Danes (2002), a.m.o.

"Along with the acoustic bass, he has refined his playing on the electrical bass, but what makes him an outstanding artist and a sought-after soloist, is his unique musical command and his great maturity, which 35 years of working with such outstanding jazzmusicians called upon. He's played with the majority of jazzmusicians worth playing with, -  today he plays with the ones satisfying his concepts of what music ought to sound like."
Peter H. Larsen, Editor, Danish Radio, P2 Jazz.

Contact information:
website: www.vinding.dk
website www.myspace.com/madsvinding
email mads@jazznet.dk

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