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Albums by Bjarne Roupé & Per Salo

Bjarne Roupé & Per Salo

Born in Sweden in 1952, but now based in Copenhagen, guitarist Bjarne Roupé has performed and recorded with his own bands and with a multitude of international musicians and groups: Palle Mikkelborg and Miles Davis (“Aura”), The Danish Radio Big Band, Marilyn Mazur, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Harris, Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Smith, Toots Thielemans, Hermeto Pascoal, Clark Terry, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, and many others. He continues the tradition of guitar soloists in Mantler's music as a member of his Chamber Music and Songs Ensemble and participated in the “Cerco Un Paese Innocente” and “School of Understanding” recordings and performances, followed by appearances on the “Songs and One Symphony” and “Hide and Seek” albums. His latest collaboration was as soloist on the "Guitar Concerto" during its premiere performance at the Berlin JazzFest 2007, subsequently released on Mantler's ECM recording “Concertos”.

Born in 1962 in Copenhagen Denmark, Per Salo studied piano and organ in Denmark, Italy and USA. Very active both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, his repertoire includes many contemporary works. Recently he appeared as a soloist in Olivier Messiaen's “Turangalila Symphony “ at concerts in Germany and Denmark. In 1997 Chandos released Salo's recording of Per Nørgaard's “Concerto in Due Tempi”, which he premiered with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra when the composer was awarded the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. Salo has previously collaborated with Michael Mantler on his “Hide and Seek” CD. He has received many awards, among them the Artist Prize of the Danish Music Critics.

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