Nobody's Heart

Cecilie Strange | saxophone
Peter Rosendal | piano
Thommy Andersson | bass
Jakob Høyer | drums

1. Eudaimonia 
2. The Clearing
3. The Dance #9
4. When Sunny Smiles 
5. Wild Flower
6. Jag vet en dejlig rosa
7. Arise (CD Bonus track)


released April 16, 2021

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“Blikan”, an Icelandic word derived from the Old Saxon language, means “to shine” or “to appear”. And as its title suggests, ‘Blikan’ came together almost magically. Recorded at The Village in Copenhagen on June 10 and 11, 2019, the two-day session was the first time Cecilie Strange had ever played with the three artists she intuitively knew were the ideal ensemble to manifest her vision: pianist Peter Rosendal, bassist Thommy Andersson and drummer Jacob Høyer.

Their collaboration was so creatively inspired it produced not just one, but two, full-length albums. ‘Blue’, the tenor saxophonist’s second release as a leader, came out on April Records in May of 2020 to glowing reviews. ‘Blikan’ brings the session full circle, and is an essential companion piece to ‘Blue’.

Both herald Strange’s arrival as an exciting new voice in today’s dynamic Copenhagen jazz scene, as both a deeply intuitive tenor player and a visionary composer. Acutely attuned to the natural landscape, in both her native Denmark, and all the Far North countries around it, Strange paints sketches of Scandinavia with an achingly melancholic palette of tonal colors that also radiate with hope and light. 

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