ORPHEUS – A Jazz Name of the Future “Orpheus - New Danish jazzname of the year 2011.” Danish Music Awards
Orpheus is Magnus Friis, Aske Drasbæk, Frederick Menzies and William Larsson. Four boys who, with their playful use of effects and synthesizers and their talent for the compositional and instrumentally complex, deliver a unique and contemporary sound.There is something intense and at the same time dreamy about Orpheus’ numbers, which take the listener on a sail down a river of melodic jazz as well as avant-garde. Contrasts that together form a whole new sound within the jazz music
Groovy drums, warm synths, intriguingly conjoined saxophones, and one of my favourite surprise endings.
“Orpheus put fusion on the map for me again.” Lennart Ginman