Followed by Thirteen consists of compositions and arrangements of bassist Henrik Jensen.
American trumpeter Andre Canniere is a rising star on the European jazz scene. As well as playing with such luminaries as Maria Schneider, Bjorkestra, Ted Poor and Darcy James Argue Canniere’s debut album from 2012 was hailed as “beautifully balanced” and “exhilarating” in its five star review by The Guardian. Danish pianist Esben Tjalve’s delicate playing compliments Jensen’s compositions with such taste, and underpinning the whole band with his sensitive, unobtrusive dexterity is British drummer Peter Ibbetson who is becoming a favourite amongst leaders on the healthy London scene.
Jensen himself has spent the last five years recording and touring the world with the vocal trio The Puppini Sisters but he has also been laying the bass lines down with artists including, Pete Wareham, Elizabeth Shepherd, Martin Speake , Peter Ehwald, Billy Jenkins, Arthur Lea and Will Butterworth. However, it is this group where Henrik’s musical focus really lies.
Qualia is a collection of compositions that are thoughtful, playful, bursting with energy, at times melancholic and there is space in the arrangements, room for each member of the quartet to express themselves.