The Artists - Lars Møller

Lars Møller – Danish tenor saxophonist, composer and band leader – born Gentofte, September 17 1966 – performed with the JAZZPAR 2003 Combo feat. Geri Allen, Buster Williams and Billy Hart

Lars Møller was taught piano and saxophone as a teenager and later had private lessons from ao. Dave Liebman who has been a major inspiration. In his early 20s Lars Møller was involved in a number of large orchestras and his own combos. His first stay in New York was in 1985 and he was among the first students at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
   After extensive studies of Indian music and living in New York for some years, Lars Møller successfully assimilated the different experiences into a distinctive lyrical and forceful personal expression. Having incorporated musical influences from USA, India and Scandinavia into a personal sound, Møller’s music is marked by an accessible warmth and emotional quality. With a broad musical awareness he has created new music without setting basic rhythmical and improvisational qualities aside. While fluent in the traditions of American jazz, Møller is fresh and innovative in his original compositions through incorporation of Nordic themes and East-Indian rhythms. Møller has supreme instrumental control; he is fluent, highly inventive and creates powerful, swinging and carefully wrought solos. He can do airy compositions that are pleasant to the ear. In a patient and modest way Møller also manages to create music that can be completely arresting.
   Today Lars Møller has performed, and played with leading jazz musicians and orchestras from all over the world.
   He has released CDs in his own name with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Hart and John Abercrombie among others. He has played and recorded with Jimmy Cobb, Hermeto Pascoal, Martial Solal, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Lars Jansson and various Danish artists.

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