Folk Spot: Azur Azur (DK)

Azur Azur is instrumental folk with a cool Nordic tone, which arises from the meeting between Scandinavian folk music tradition and jazzy improvisations. The trio is formed by contrabass player Frederik Mensink, who together with the musicians Rasmus Brinck (Tailcoat) and Jonathan Fjord Bredholt (Hvalfugl, Sylfide) creates a sound universe that mixes modern folk music and new Nordic jazz. The music is rooted in Nordic music, where driven dance rhythms simmer under longing melodies. In a present, attentive and improvising ensemble, nyckelharp, piano, and double bass mix in gentle sonorous moods with rhythmic flexibility and precision.