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Magnus Fra Gaarden

Copenhagen, Denmark

Direct from a garage somewhere in the Copenhagen suburbs comes Magnus Fra Gaarden, five musicians who've decided bebop is not for them, at least not for the moment.  Magnus Fra Gaarden are young men in a hurry to find their own voice and their mash up of anthemic melodies and wailing horns over riffing guitar distortion and a beefy rhythm section is very likeable. In amongst the indie rock, ska and surf guitar references, a coherent signature can be heard that shows a band still very much within the jazz orbit. Be assured there is plenty of musicality at work from trombonist Magnus Bak, saxophonist Henrik Melbye, guitarist Lars Pilgaard, bassist Rune Jakobsen and drummer Casper Mikkelsen to match the energy that fairly leaps off the bandstand.