|This new album by Jacob Anderskov launches international quartet with breathtaking line-up. Danish Pianist and Composer Jacob Anderskov has made more than 10 highly acclaimed albums as a Leader.
After projects spanning from solo piano over miscellaneous duos, trios & quintets, and 3 albums with his infamous Anderskov Accident, he has turned to the "classic" quartet format. Yet, this quartet album is everything but conservative. It is Anderskov at his best - visionary, spiritual, and surrounded by some of the leading musicians on the planet within the lingo spoken here.
Anderskov says, "I am very thrilled about this album. It contains 7 of my compositions plus a short collective setup improvisation, around one hour of music. It brings together different threads in my production in a way I have dreamed about for some time. It draws upon the grand-scale music I have composed for a.o. Anderskov Accident & Copenhagen Art Ensemble, and yet has a spirit and a kind of awareness also found in my small groups and my solo work. The title [Agnostic Revelations] came to me a few weeks after the recording. It points to certain contemporary conditions of life ("agnostic" as in not believing, yet embracing the doubt), and at the same time, it savours the idea of the revelatory, quasi-religious experience that art can be."
"Jacob Anderskov has in a few years grown to be one of the most exciting musicians in Europe." - "Jazz AM RHEIN", Köln, De, September 2008
”... one of the most original voices I’ve heard on the instrument in some time." - Marc Medwin, Cadence Magazine (usa), April 2007.