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DR Big Band

Establish in 1964, DR Big Band, formerly know as Danish Radio Big Band, has established itself as one of the top big bands in Denmark as well as internationally. In Denmark as well as abroad the DR Big Band has repeatedly shown versatility and an ability to fulfill its role as one of Europe’s best jazz bands. The DR Big Band has throughout the years played with many talented and famous jazz musicians e.g. Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Robben Ford, Ben Webster, Charlie Watts etc.

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ALBUMS

Released
31. January 2011

DR Big Band feat. Randy Brecker

On "The Jazz Ballad Song Book", Randy Brecker explores jazz classics in a unique collaboration with DR Big Band and the National Danish Chamber Orchestra. Together they pay tribute to the great jazz ballad standards as well as some of the very best originals of Randy Brecker. With lush, contemporary arrangements by premiere arrangers, including Grammy winner Vince Mendoza - this album is not only a must for jazz fans alike, but for anybody that enjoys a warm, romantic and cinematic sound track.

Released
31. January 2011

Chris Potter feat. DR Big Band

Chris Potter is by most considered the must influential sax player of his generation. When legendary Michael Brecker was once asked how it felt to be the worlds best sax player, he replied, "Ask Chris Potter". Not only as a musician is Chris Potter at the pinnacle of critical acclaim. As a composer and arranger his achievements are equally impressive. In this unique collaboration with famed DR Big Band, Chris Potter has composed and arranged all new material, especially for this project. Transatlantic is the result of an intense recording at The Danish Broadcasting Cooperation in Copenhagen in the winter of 2010. Together with the magnificent sound of the DR Big Band Chris Potter has created a new powerful and alluring sound of jazz.

Released
1. October 2010

DR Big Band

Celebrating Django Reinhardt - DR Big Band with Adrien Mogniard. 2010 is the year European jazz legend, Django Reinhardt would have turned 100 years. On 'Celebrating Django Reinhardt', DR Big Band is celebrating the music of the legend, together with the young new guitar star of France, Adrien Moignard. The album features a swinging big band and virtuoso guitarist performing brand new arrangements, that all would make Django Reinhardt proud and his fans delight

Released
20. December 2009

DR Big Band v/Sinne Eeg, Bobo Moreno

What a better way to have the sound of Christmas, than to listen to the great American Christmas song book? On 'Merry Christmas, Baby', the famous DR Big Band with jazz stars Sinne Eeg and Bobo Moreno swings through big band renditions of songs such as Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer, White Christmas, Let it Snow and many more. An album that you will love to listen too every Christmas for many years to come. 

Released
15. December 2009

DR Big Band

For decades, the most performed song in the world has been Tango Jalousie, by Danish composer Jacob Gade. A prolific and popular 19th century composer that dedicated his legacy to helping young talented musicians. On this album, DR Big Band performs his music, re-arranged by acclaimed arranger Peter Jensen. An album that is a must for Jacob Gade fans and not least fans of big band music in the tradition of Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer.

Released
20. September 2009

DR Big Band

What would happen if the historic songs of West Side Story would be treated like the legendary Miles Davis album, Kind of Blue? The answer is DR Big Band 'Impressions of a West Side Story'. A cool jazz, swinging and impressive recording by the great DR Big Band with famed and acclaimed british trumpet player, Gerard Presencer.

Released
6. February 2009

DR Big Bandet

Over sommeren kan børn og deres forældre sætte sig godt til rette i Cirkus Summarum - en spektakulær cirkusforestilling præsenteret af DR Big Bandet og Muskelsvindsfonden. Men publikum og andre musikglade kan også høre alle de skønne sange fra forestillingen på CD'en Cirkus Summarum. Der er lagt op til børnenes soundtrack for sommeren anno 2009. Cirkus Summarum byder på 16 både nye og velkendte numre spillet af DR Big Bandet og de elskede stjerne fra DR's børneunivers: Cirkeline, Signe, Jakob & Gepetto, Bamse, Hr. Skæg, Bruno og Sebastian. De får oven i købet selskab af en af de mest hotte sangerinder i dag, Szhirley. 

Released
23. March 2009

DR Big Band feat. Jeff 'Tain' Watts

Multiple winner of Down Beat Reader's poll for 'best drummer', Jeff 'Tain' Watts has long been at the forefront of contemporary jazz drumming with Grammy winning groups such as Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker and others. Jeff 'Tain' Watts is also a prolific composer, which this album features as well as his explosive and hard swinging drum skills

Released
23. February 2009

DR Big Band feat. Norby, Gustafsson and Nergaard

For the first time ever the three most significant female jazz vocalist of Scandinavia are gathered on a single album. Jazz Divas of Scandinavia beautifully documents the meeting of the legendary DR Big Band and the three distinct jazz vocal traditions of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Norby, Nergaard and Gustafsson have each defined female jazz vocal in Scandinavia over the last 10 years and have spearheaded the current surge of talented new female jazz singers. The three women each have an impressive career in their native countries as well as around the world. The collaboration with the DR Big Band is undoubtedly the ultimate experience of Scandinavian jazz vocal. 

Released
11. October 2008

DR Big Band feat. Szhirley

The legendary music of the James Bond movie universe embodies the big band genre and jazz. Here, in the hands of the renowned DR Big Band, the music is performed better than ever. Together with Danish pop sensation, Szhirley, the DR Big Band delivers an incredible and powerful version of the all time greatest James Bond songs. The James Bond Classic is the essential album for 007 and DR Big Band fans alike.

Released
20. October 2008

DR Big Band feat. Vince Mendoza

Collaborating with Grammy award recipient Vince Mendoza, the DR Big Band confirms its well deserved reputation as one of the world's foremost big bands. Vince Mendoza's innovative music has made him the most sought- after conductor, composer and arranger in jazz today, and preferred partner of top artists such as Joni Mitchell, Bjork, Elvis Costello, Robbie Williams, Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock. The Phoenix puts the DR Big Band on the exclusive short list of bands that have collaborated personally with Vince Mendoza. This masterpiece premieres works written by Vince Mendoza especially for this occasion and the legendary big band. 

Released
20. October 2008

DR Big Band feat. Mike Stern

For the first time ever, the music of legendary jazz rock guitarist Mike Stern is exposed to a big band treatment - and not just any big band. Chromazone features the DR Big band's rendition of the Mike Stern song book in a close-up with the guitar hero's own fiery yet sensitive guitar. The explosive energy of the DR Big Band is a perfect match to the Miles Davis alumni and multiple Grammy award winning guitarist. This tour de force is a must for every Mike Stern fans.

Released
31. May 2010

DR Big Band

Vitaminfyldt musik til ungerne. De elskede og veloplagte figurer fra DRs børneunivers gjorde igen i 2010 klar til en supersjov cirkusforestilling, der hyldede musikken og mangfoldigheden. Cirkus Summarum er med klassisk cirkusstemning, et touch af Moulin Rouge, kongelig ballet og plads til alle - både de store, de små og de besynderlige. 

Released
17. June 2011

DR Big Band

21 kendte sange fra Cirkus Summarum og DR børne TV. DR Big Bandet med Cirkusdirektøren, Signe, Anton, Bamse, Bruno, Sebastian Klein, Hr. Skæg, Jacob Riising, DR Børnekoret, Louise Hart, Honik, Sigurd Barrett, Rosa, Simone H. West og mange flere...

Vitaminfyldt musik til ungerne. Cirkus Summarum er med klassisk cirkusstemning, et touch af Moulin Rouge, kongelig ballet og plads til alle - både de store, de små og de besynderlige.

Richard Bona - Te Mesia
Released
12. January 2011

Richard Bona with DR Big Band

New album with Richard Bona and the DR Big Band out now!

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DR Big Band - The Impaler - 23.01.09

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Cirkus Summarum 2009 - 01.02.09

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DR Big Band - Jazz Divas - 23.01.09

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DR Big Band/Chris Potter - Transatlantic - 31.01.11

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DR Big Band/Randy Brecker - Jazz Ballad - 31.01.11

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