by Simon Spang-Hanssen

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ufo_dk What a collection of tracks. Very cool ethno-jazz from the 90's featuring future star Richard Bona on bass in an exciting French Danish joint venture. The tunes are very melodic & a few also feature humorous elements. Most tracks are quartet with Mariane Bitran on flute & Simon Spang-Hanssen on various saxes. Favorite track: Central Earth.
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Soir Bon 04:06
Dreamworld 03:18
Maaneklar 06:29
La La La 04:56


Previously un-issued recordings from 1994/95 at Studio RA in Paris w. Mariane Bitran, flutes - Richard Bona, bass/voice - Xavier Desandre, percussion - François Moutin, bass - Julien Lourau, soprano-saxophone - Simon Spang-Hanssen, saxophones, compositions - Ramuntcho Matta, artistic co-production, recording/mix/mastering.
Between 1994 and -97 the music from these recordings were played live in different venues around Paris, The Sunside, Le Sel, Maison du Danemark with various formations issued from the recordings.
Personnel: "Soir Bon", "Dreamworld" (Mariane Bitran, Richard Bona, Xavier Desandre, S.S.H.)
"Parisian Blue" (R. Bona, X. Desandre, S.S.H.)
"Maaneklar" (Julien Lourau, sopranosaxophone, Mariane Bitran, Xavier Desandre, percussion, S.S.H., tenor-saxophone)
"Behind the Back Door" , "Central Earth" , "La La La" (M.Bitran , François Moutin, X. Desandre, S.S.H.)


released April 13, 2020

Cover painting by Rithva Landler and Simon Spang-Hanssen (Kunstvaerket). www.rithva.dk
Photos by Philippe Cibille and S.S.H.


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Simon Spang-Hanssen Copenhagen, Denmark

Saxophonist/composer. Started with John Tchicai and Strange Brothers. Has performed with Jan Kaspersen, Nenê Baterista, Ngyên Lê, Orchestra National de Jazz (FR), Andy Emler,Quintet Moutin own groups in FR and DK with a.o. Mario Canonge, Linley Marthe, Felix Sabal-Lecco, Billy Hart, Bojan Z., Dawda Jobarteh, Thomas Fonnesbech, Ayi Solomon, Mariane Bitran, Maher Mahmoud, Michael Gregory Jackson ... more

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