Association – Live at Montmartre





This live recording is from an intense July evening during the 2015 Copenhagen Jazz Festival where the Tomas Franck Quartet totally brought the house down. Backing Tomas Franck up is a trio led by the exceptional pianist, Carsten Dahl, one of his all-time most important musical collaborators. The attentive rhythm section is rounded out with Daniel Franck on bass and the new American stellar drummer, Rodney Green.

One of the greatest contemporary jazz musicians, Tomas Franck has a musical strength common to few. His career has brought him closer to a finer sense for the very substance of music. While this is not a process that rewards instantly, probably only a handful of other tenor saxophonists in the world today play with his degree of integrity.

In the liner notes, Montmartre music director Christian Brorsen writes: “The music speaks for itself, and one can sense how everything falls into place. Audacious leaps into the unknown are taken, but each time, like a cat, the quartet lands firmly on its musical feet. And the audience reacts accordingly. Whether they were sitting on the edge of their seats or hanging at the bar, momentarily forgetting their drinks, everyone was blown away by this special evening. Now it has been immortalized on record. An example of jazz at its best—in the moment, with no holds barred and no safety net!”