Norways biggest Jazz mag. reviews Kaikoura15. Oct. 2013
Here is a translation of Jazznyts’ review of Kaikoira:
The gruop with the hippest name you find south of Kattegat has been called the future of Danish jazz. This might be true.
Despite that Kaikoura is the bands 3rd album since starting out in 2009, this is my first encounter with the band. Nonetheless it does not take long before I find myself drawn into their unique universe of indie, jazz and folkloric music with roots in Africa, Asia and Northern Europe. By the way, Kaikoura is the name of a city in New Zealand where wales and sea lions play in the oceans.
This playfulness is also very present among the groups’ members: percusionist Victor Dybbroe, drummer Mads Forsby, sax/clarinet Lars Greve, Sax Martin Stender and keys Mathias Holm.
The group manages to create its very own modes and grooves based on Stenders compositions which they have collectively worked on and shaped in a very special way. The music takes us to places we have never been before. In my opinion, this is a rare but most important quality in good music.
This is music created by great musicians who are as well adventurous, which is a great combination for creating new music outside any genre.
Girls in Airports is jazz for people who did not even knew they liked jazz. Fingers crossed they will land in an airport near us in not too long.
Tor Hammerø, Jaznytt. Read in Norwegian here (page 83).