Leth is cool jazz
After a very successful tour with the great 'Vi sidder bare her' (Simpson, Toksvig, Vibskov, Baden, Leth), Leth once again took the stage on Thursday, this time participating in an alternative event at Copenhagen JazzHouse. Curated by Danish poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen, the 'Jazz'n'Poetry' event creatively combined jazz music by the Danish jazz septet, 'Det Glemte Kvarter' with poetry readings and anecdotes by highly acclaimed poets Søren Ulrik Thomsen, Nicolaj Stockholm and Jørgen Leth himself. The event has received great reviews in today's papers.
Excerpt from Politiken: 'Leth enters the stage and invokes legendary Bud Powell and the two Polish jazz musicians Tomasz Stanko and Krzysztof Komeda. For the last half century, Leth has been Danish poetry's equivalent to cool jazz.'
For a full review, please visit Politiken.