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Improvisation on Life

Improvisation on Life by Niels Lan Doky
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Niels Lan Doky

Label: Inner Adventures
Released: 2017
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Tobias Dall (Bass) Niclas Bardeleben (Drums) Debbie Sledge (Vocal on Track 4) Amanda Thomsens (Vocal on Track 9)

Album Description

Originally released in 2017 as an exclusive to Japan, Korea and Taiwan, Niels Lan Doky's "Improvisation on Life" will be made available to his global fanbase and those still yet to discover his legendary catalog on July 26th, 2019. The album features Niclas Bardeleben on Drums and Tobias Dall on Bass with Debbie Sledge (of Sister Sledge) on Vocals for “Kiss” and Amanda Thomsen on Vocals for “Kærlighed og Krig” (Love and War). Over the years, Lan Doky has come to realize that the way jazz improvisation works is identical to the way life spontaneously unfolds in the world. "Life itself is really the ultimate improvisation and that realization has given me a new perspective on life and the purpose of music. Everyone can learn something from jazz improvisation and vice versa - jazz improvisers can get inspiration from observing the world and collective spontaneous interaction of any kind." Niels Lan Doky - Improvisation on Life Cover (Smaller).jpeg Niels shares that he has always had a great passion for performing and improvising on his own original music as it is a constant and ongoing way to comment on and share his own experience of life and the world. However, he has also always had a great passion for creating jazz arrangements out of contemporary pop songs. "It's a way for me to comment on other people's shared life experiences. Thus the act of creating music becomes a dialog. I tell you how I feel (and you are free to comment) and I comment on how you feel." On this album "Improvisation On Life," Lan Doky offers the fans a selection of both: half of the album are his original compositions and the other half are his arrangements of contemporary songs that the audience most certainly knows very well - just not this way. All are just stories told through the language of music. To the listener, Niels comments "I hope this music will inspire a new perspective as you continue your own Improvisation On Life." The Album is available worldwide on all major Streaming Platforms as of July 26, 2019.


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