Press Quotes

Press quotes

“Kathrine Windfeld is a rising star on the European jazz scene, not least for her bold writing for her
adventurous big band”
Jazzwise Magazine (UK)

“Windfeld’s band of leading young Scandinavian musicians is as tight and sharp as any you’ll hear"
The Guardian (UK)

"The music on Latency could pass for a top-notch American Big Band"
Downbeat (US)

“Kathrine Windfeld’s second album further establishes the Dane in the vanguard of new arranger-
composers and bandleaders.”

All About Jazz (US)

"Ms. Windfeld is bound to have an important future."
Doug Ramsey, Arts Journal (US)

"In the musical substance of the compositions, Kathrine Windfeld can compete with the big
names in the business”
JazzPodium (DE)

"In addition to being full of energy, this project is carried by a fautless writing and the outcome is
excellent. What Kathrine Windfeld offers is of very high quality.”
Citizen Jazz (F)

“Nothing is predictable, and much is startling, the orchestrations rich and invigorating”

**** Editors Choice Jazzwise (UK)

“Best new album of the month comes from the Kathrine Windfeld Big Band. (...)

"Eight exquisitely crafted tone poems written and arranged by the group’s Danish pianist and leader, who is seen as
Europe’s answer to US composer Maria Schneider.”
Charles Waring, Record Collector (UK)

"Undoubtedly one of the rising stars of the European jazz scene”
Soul & Jazz & Funk (UK)

"Simply the best contemporary big band I've heard this year. Recommended unequivocally!"

Bebop Spoken Here (UK)

"This is one of the best contemporary large ensembles around.

An impressive piece of work that features a series of multi-faceted compositions and arrangements, allied to some excellent ensemble playing and exceptional soloing"

The Jazz Mann (UK)

"One of the most outstanding promises of Danish jazz"

Distrito Jazz (ES)

"A power package of densely arranged, at times breathless ensemble performances”
JazzThing (DE)

"We greatly admire Kathrine’s artistic perspective as well as her ability to create a unique sound for the band.

Not only is she an accomplished pianist, composer and arranger – she is also an exceptionally competent conductor and band leader, and it has been a true joy to work together with her"

Bohuslän Big Band (SE)

“Mary Lou Williams, Toshiko Akyioshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider in particular and now Kathrine
Windfeld: women know how to lead great orchestras”
Quotidien du Médecin (F)

“Windfeld's compositions are as complex as they are brilliant and clear .... The eight tracks are all particularly beautiful, genuine and fresh”
Musica Jazz (Italy)

“An intensive, groovy, explosive jazz big band-sound. This is a must-hear!”
InMusic (DE)

"The impressionistic sound paintings, which oscillate between delicate, sensitively arranged
passages and powerful thunderstorms of sound, are consistently captivating.”
Kultur und Gesellschaft (DE)

“Stirring compositions / arrangements, brilliant performance, spotlessly clean mixing, excellent
mastering. Eight incredibly exciting pieces”
Musenblätter (DE)

"A new proof of Kathrine Windfeld’s writing finesse, of the emotional and visual impact of her music.”
Le Monde (F)

"Her narrative arches constantly arouse the listener's interest, in the spirit of a Vince Mendoza or
Maria Schneider.”
Jazz Magazine (F)

"Windfeld exhibits a skilful command of dynamics as a composer."

The Jazz Mann (UK)

"Windfeld's fascinating tonal language cannot be naturally deduced, which is why she can be said
to be something of a style-setter"
Kulturbloggen (SE)

“Kathrine Windfeld has quickly established herself on the Danish jazz scene with her outstanding
skills as composer and arranger in the modern big band gerne. Her talent is combined with a
fantastic musical enthusiasm and a strong drive”
Danish Arts Foundation (DK)

Danish quotes

"Kathrine Windfeld kan alt som jazzkomponist og -arrangør og fornyer bigbandet med et ungt hold, der spiller røven ud af bukserne"

Information 2022

"Hendes musik er kompleks, rytmisk og energisk og med tydelige rødder i jazzhistorien. Det kunstneriske niveau er tårnhøjt, og Kathrine Windfelds bidrag til jazzen i Danmark kan ikke overvurderes."

Ben Webster Fonden 2022

"Latency er en flot og helstøbt plade. Et naturligt andet kapitel i føljetonen om et ungt og virilt bigband, der er godt på vej ud over stepperne anført af en modig og talentfuld leder, som ved hvad hun gør, og som ikke går på kompromis med sine musikalske idéer.

Hold godt øje med Kathrine Windfeld Big Band fremover! Og stå tidligt op, for det kommer til at gå stærkt!"

jazzSpecial, Brian Petro

"For sit debutalbum, Aircraft, modtog hun anmelderroser, tre nomineringer til en DMA Jazz Award og én DMA i kategorien ”Årets nye danske jazznavn”. Og nu er hun her så igen, modnet og stadig vital, med et nyt, fornemt udspil, Latency. Materialet, der specifikt er skrevet til dette andet album, fremstår intenst, som med sofistikeret attitude og solid grundstyrke. Det er harmonisk og lyrisk. Forfriskende og frejdigt."

Ivan Rod