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PIANIST - BAND LEADER - COMPOSER - ARRANGER

AT A HIGH LEVEL
(Politiken about Thomas Clausen Trio: “BACK TO BASICS“, the newest CD release. Read this review under Press Quotes below)

A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF ELEGANCE AND DEVIL-MAY-CARE SOUND
(Politiken about the Thomas Clausen Brazil Trio)

CHOSEN BY THE ROYAL DANISH CONSULATE TO REPRESENT DENMARK IN NEW YORK
(www.danishwave.org)

THOMAS CLAUSEN has performed and/or recorded with among others: Miles Davis, Gary Burton, Dexter Gordon, Thad Jones, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Elvin Jones, James Newton, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, George Russell, Ben Webster, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Harry Edison, Tim Hagans, Toots Thielemans, Roy Haynes, Johnny Griffin, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Stanley Turrentine, Ed Thigpen, Chuck Israels, Bob Brookmeyer.

PRICES/AWARDS:
The Ben Webster Price (1989), The Jasa Price(1990), The Fanfare Price(1992), DJFBA`s (The Danish Society for Jazz, Rock and Folk Composers) Composers Price.
With the status of “Special Ensemble”, special support from The Danish Arts Foundation 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 ,2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

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Boris Rabinowitsch in “Politiken” April 30, 2007:

AT A HIGH LEVEL

Thomas Clausen Trio: BACK TO BASICS
(Stunt Records, STUCD 07062)

Receives 5 hearts out of 6

As is the case with other leading European pianists, Thomas Clausen would not mind to acknowledge the great importance of which especially Bill Evans has been to him. However, what is also remarkable is the high extent to which Clausen has intensified the personal expression of his playing. This has not been all cost free. There was a transitional period where his playing, at that time mainly based on chords, could seem too uptight.

The way it comes out on his new CD, however, the music is again delicately balanced with lines of single notes

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Sol

Stunt Records/Sundance Music
2012

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Album Back To Basics by Thomas Clausen

Back To Basics

Stunt Records/Sundance Music
2007

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Brazilian Quartet

Stunt Records/Sundance Music
2001

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Piano Music

Recorded
1989

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