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”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.”
— Raphael Foisy-Couture, Small-scale-music.blogspot.com
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About

Henrik Pultz Melbye b. 1986 is a saxophone- and clarinet player based in Copenhagen. He is active on the international scene for experimental music with his own bands such as SVIN, Heaven and as a solo artist. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Russia and the Balkans as well as releasing several albums as a leader, co-leader and sideman.
In 2016 he was nominated for a Danish Music Award as New Jazz Artist of the Year for his record with Henrik Pultz Melbye Trio.
He has played alongside Adam Rudolph, Nate Wooley, Bon Iver, Oh Land, and many others.

The following “Ud over stepperne” highlights Melbye’s charismatic delivery and nuanced timbral search, reflecting the Ornette Coleman fast-shifting rhythmic dynamics…
— -Eyal Hareuveni, freejazzblog.org
 
 
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Upcoming shows

  • OCT 5TH Solo - Lyt til Ribe, Ribe (DK) INFO

  • OCT 7th Jesper Zeuthens Store Claus - Mandagsklubben, Copenhagen (DK)

  • OCT 8th Saxquartet - Klub Primi, Copenhagen (DK)

  • NOV 14th SVIN - Worm, Rotterdam (NL)

  • NOV 15th SVIN - OCCII, Amsterdam (NL)

  • NOV 16th SVIN - TBA

Selected discography

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A full discography is listed here

HEAVEN - IAPOE (Clean Feed 2018)  HPM: Tenorsax Ole Mofjell: Drums

HEAVEN - IAPOE (Clean Feed 2018)

HPM: Tenorsax
Ole Mofjell: Drums

SVIN - Virgin Cuts (Mom Eat Dad Records 2018)  HPM: Reeds/keys Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitars/keys Thomas Eiler: Drums Mija Milovic: Vocals Nils Gröndahl: Strings Rasmus Kjær: Keys

SVIN - Virgin Cuts (Mom Eat Dad Records 2018)

HPM: Reeds/keys
Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitars/keys
Thomas Eiler: Drums
Mija Milovic: Vocals
Nils Gröndahl: Strings
Rasmus Kjær: Keys

Lund / Pultz Melbye - Plays Baritone Saxophones (Svala Records / Aether Productions 2018)  Johs Lund & HPM: Baritone saxophones

Lund / Pultz Melbye - Plays Baritone Saxophones (Svala Records / Aether Productions 2018)

Johs Lund & HPM: Baritone saxophones

Henrik Pultz Melbye - Frogs//Toads (Insula Jazz 2016)  HPM: Tenorsax

Henrik Pultz Melbye - Frogs//Toads (Insula Jazz 2016)

HPM: Tenorsax

The Hum - II (Insula Jazz 2018)  HPM: Reeds/EWI Nicolai Kaas Claesson: Bass/cello Henrik Olsson: Guitar Rune Lohse: Drums

The Hum - II (Insula Jazz 2018)

HPM: Reeds/EWI
Nicolai Kaas Claesson: Bass/cello
Henrik Olsson: Guitar
Rune Lohse: Drums

Henrik Pultz Melbye Trio - s/t (HPM Records 2016)  HPM: Tenorsax Casper Rask: Bass Anders Vestergaard: Drums

Henrik Pultz Melbye Trio - s/t (HPM Records 2016)

HPM: Tenorsax
Casper Rask: Bass
Anders Vestergaard: Drums

SVIN - Missionær (PonyRec 2016)  HPM: Reeds Adi Zukanovic: Keys Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitars Thomas Eiler: Drums

SVIN - Missionær (PonyRec 2016)

HPM: Reeds
Adi Zukanovic: Keys
Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitars
Thomas Eiler: Drums

SVIN - S/T (PonyRec 2014)  HPM: Reeds Magnus Bak: Horn Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitar Thomas Eiler: Drums

SVIN - S/T (PonyRec 2014)

HPM: Reeds
Magnus Bak: Horn
Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitar
Thomas Eiler: Drums

SVIN - Secretly We Are Gay (Mom Eat Dad Records 2013)  HPM: Reeds Magnus Bak: Horn Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitars Thomas Eiler: Drums

SVIN - Secretly We Are Gay (Mom Eat Dad Records 2013)

HPM: Reeds
Magnus Bak: Horn
Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitars
Thomas Eiler: Drums

The Wøøøh - Souvenirs, Souvenirs (Ormo Records 2013)  Sylvain Didou: Bass HPM: Tenorsax Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitar Casper Mikkelsen: Drums

The Wøøøh - Souvenirs, Souvenirs (Ormo Records 2013)

Sylvain Didou: Bass
HPM: Tenorsax
Lars Bech Pilgaard: Guitar
Casper Mikkelsen: Drums

Jesper Zeuthen PLUS - S/T (Barefoot Records 2012)  Jesper Zeuthen: Alto sax Kasper Tranberg: Trumpet Adam Pultz Melbye: Bass Kristian Tangvik: Tuba Thomas Præstegaard: Drums Jens Kristian Bang: Trombone HPM: Tenorsax

Jesper Zeuthen PLUS - S/T (Barefoot Records 2012)

Jesper Zeuthen: Alto sax
Kasper Tranberg: Trumpet
Adam Pultz Melbye: Bass
Kristian Tangvik: Tuba
Thomas Præstegaard: Drums
Jens Kristian Bang: Trombone
HPM: Tenorsax

 

Media

Heaven - Live at Alice

Ole Mofjell: Drums
HPM: Sax

 

SVIN - Midori

Solo at Sowieso

 

Johs Lund & Henrik Pultz Melbye: Baritone saxophone

 
 
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BOOKING
INQUIRIES:

henrikmelbye@gmail.com

Henrik Pultz Melbye Trio is a warm welcomed record debutant skillfully playing real acoustic jazz straight from the melting pot - without epigoni, but deeply personal and heartfelt devotedly.
— Bjarne Søltoft, Jazz Special