Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: To A Brother


To A Brother


To A Brother (Pladecompagniet 481362-2)

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Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass), Adam Nussbaum (drums),

Ulf Wakenius (guitar)


Composed by Niels-Henning rsted Pedersen


Recorded: Copenhagen, Denmark, June-September 1993


Rating: 98/100 (learn more)

This track is dedicated to Johannes, the eldest brother of Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, who died earlier that year. NHØP's composition is a theme in 6/8 consisting of quietly moving figures with an interesting bassline, the song beautiful in its simplicity. NHØP carries the melody with a sparse accompaniment by Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius and drummer Adam Nussbaum, after which Wakenius takes over with a great solo that builds in dynamics and intensity. He is succeeded by NHØP, whose own solo is just as fine, an emotional statement blending singable phrases and virtuosic runs. Throughout, Nussbaum is highly attentive, making this track - and the entire album - a complete pleasure.

Reviewer: Frank Bachmann Møller

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