Origine du Groupe : Danemark
Style : Funk Jazz , Groove , Soul , Acid Jazz
Sortie : 2004
Taught by his father, Niels Viggo Bentzon - one of the great composers in Danish contemporary music. Educated at Berklee College, Boston, 1983-86, graduated magna cum laude. Has distinguished himself as leader of own trio. Leader of successful jazz/funk bands, most recently "Bentzon Brotherhood" (albums: BMG 74321422612, BMG 74321626452, OffBeat 001, Cope Records 041, DR Records 1001). Also works as a composer and arranger. Recently signed with Danish Broadcasting Cooperation Production for his 10th release as a leader. His seventh album features funk legends Paul Jackson and Mike Clark from the ground-breaking "Herbie Hancock Headhunters". Has been asked -in the absence of Herbie Hancock - to join the Headhunters for touring. Joined the grammy award winning Danish Radio Big Band in 1990.
Bentzon began winning awards at the age of 19, when he was selected best soloist at the Dunkerque Jazz Festival. In 1983 he was selected as the first jazz musician to receive the prestigeous Jacob Gade Award, and soon afterward went on to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he won the Oscar Peterson Jazz Award in 1985, and from which he graduated i 1986.
Bentzon continues to win awards, such as the Danish Jazz, Rock and Folk Composers´ Honorary Award for original compositions. Double prizewinner at the Annual International Jazz Theme Competition in Monaco and winner of European Jazz Federation´s annual "Jazz Contest". Co-composing and piano duo performances with his father, the well-respected composer Niels Viggo Bentzon, brought Bentzon early critical attention and acclaim.
2.The Cool Shadow of the Bedouin Tent
3.Gonna Holla Like Tarzan
6.Comeback of the Average Joe
7.I Shot the Sheriff
8.Suite Africaine I: Sahara Passage
9.Suite Africaine II: Out post Ghazal
12.This Place Has Changed