Another review of my solo album just came in from Raphael Foisy-Couture and his Small Scale Music blog: http://small-scale-music.blogspot.dk
“Just like you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince, you have to listen to a lot of recent solo improvised saxophone albums to find one that is this exciting. This is way more than just another where-the-hell-is-that-rhythm-section-to-back-those-boring-changes or the average one trick-pony-circular-breathing-until-death-comes solo sax album.”
I got a couple of reviews for my solo album Frogs // Toads, which you can buy and stream on my Bandcamp site:
“The concise improvisations are highly intense, disciplined and cerebral, reflecting Melbye restless, searching spirit. All together these improvisations solidify Melbye complex and rich language and his commanding usage of extended breathing techniques, including circular breathing, creating feedback effects and drone soundscapes.” Eyal Hareuveni, freejazzblog – Read it here
“He’s exploring the possibilities of the saxophone with minimalistic tonepaintings and sound-wrenching tensions. It’s challenging, varied and exciting.” Niels Overgård, Jazznyt.com – Read it here
And a review from my solo show at Koncertkirken in Copenhagen this may:
His way of playing makes the music sound multi harmonic and his concert was very fascinating and interesting. Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu – Read it here
I’ve uploaded some more videos from my solo tour, one of them from the really nice venue M89 in Leipzig. Watch it below and watch the others on the video page or on my Youtube channel. I’ve also added some more shows, which you can see in the sidebar.
Looking forward to play at Galleri Ping-Pong in Malmø on thursday together with Ido Bukelman, Johannes Nästesjö and Ola Rubin: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849405735332324/
In January I will release a cassette tape with solo saxophone recordings on Insula Music here in Copenhagen.
From March 1st – March 5th I will be on a solo tour mainly in Germany. I’ve got some concerts booked but still looking for options, so if you could help me out with a show, please send me a mail at henrikmelbye (at) gmail . com.