Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Fantasy In D Minor

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Fantasy In D Minor

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This is All I Ask (Verve 539695-2)

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Musicians:

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass).

Composed by Niels-Henning rsted Pedersen; inspired by Bla Bartok

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Recorded: Copenhagen, Denmark, July & September 1997

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Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

As far as I know, this is the only recording of Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen playing an unaccompanied bass solo. The tune is a beautiful composition with a reflective mood, inspired by a piece by Bartok. Here, NHØP both carries the melody and improvises while accompanying himself at the same time. There are no flashy runs or dazzling figures. The track is played with a maturity that shows a man in complete command and at peace with himself.

Reviewer: Frank Bachmann Møller

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