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Henrik Pultz Melbye

29 year old saxophone and clarinet player, composer and teacher based in Copenhagen but born in Denmark's oldest town, Ribe on the west coast of Jutland.

Henrik Pultz Melbye has been an active player on the Copenhagen jazz and experimental scene for some years now, and has toured most of Europe and Russia and released 3 albums with the sucessfull avantgarderock band SVIN. With a personal and unique sound on the saxophone he's always trying to break through the borders of genres not being afraid to go new ways. He has played and collaborated with people like Kresten Osgood, Adam Rudolph, Jacob Anderskov, Jesper Zeuthen, Herb Robertson and Kasper Tranberg, who is also producing the music on the debutalbum of Henrik Pultz Melbye Trio.

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”Henrik Pultz Melbye is a strong saxophone player working with a personal sound. Reminiscences of Jesper Zeuthen, Ornette Coleman and others from the experimental side of jazz, but Pultz Melbye manages to transform his own soul into the instrument.” Niels Overgaard, Jazznyt.blogspot.com

“Pultz Melbye has many interesting ideas, and gets enough space and time to present them. He’s a very good saxophone player, who probably will disappoint someone with his very special saxophone sound, while others will love it.” -Jan Granlie, Salt-peanuts.eu

“The Melbye Trio offers a bold, left-off-center and quite expressive take on the classic sax trio, suggesting new arresting sonic spectrum and new kind of interplay for this seminal format.” “The following “Ud over stepperne” highlights Melbye's charismatic delivery and nuanced timbral search, reflecting the Ornette Coleman fast-shifting rhythmic dynamics…” -Eyal Hareuveni, freejazzblog.org

“…and in Ud over stepperne you are taken from Melbye’s gentle solopart to a hard medium-swing with the whole trio in full vigor and a skillful sax improvisation

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