I Just Came From The Moon has a homogeneous and highly personal expression. The music ranges from the very intimate and fragile, to the all-embracing and challenging, where the strong solo performances and compositions invite the listener to an organic and lyrical universe.
Reviewers from all over Europe have recently taken a serious interest in “I Just Came From The Moon”, praising the Danish quintets ability to combine the fragile sincerity of jazz with a modern indie-vibe.
The band has lived up to the hype by winning the national Youth Jazz competition and releasing its debut album “Hoax”.
With concerts all over Denmark, two popular shows at the recent Oslo Jazz Festival and a showcase in London coming up, IJCFTM is ready to present its music to the rest of the world.
“Melodies are crisp and clear, and the ensemble is just as talented at giving them new shape and form within the span of one song as they are with its introduction. [ ] for each stroke of beauty, there’s an equal balance of edge, so nothing can be predicted and the anticipation never dies down.”
- About “Hoax”. Dave Summer, Bird Is The Worm. June 2017.
Hoax is the result of an intensive six months, where the band has played concerts in most of Denmark and achieved a unique sound that embraces and extends bassist Frederik Hagner’s compositions. The music is an expression of a collective musical flow that covers everything from country ballads to ostinato-based improvisation.
The album is released digitally and on 12″ vinyl and enclosed by Kasper Knudsen’s intense painting.
Jonas Scheffler _trumpet
Nis Hellerøe Myrtue _tenor saxophone
Nikolaj Bugge _guitar
Tobias Andreasen _drums
Frederik Hagner _double bass
Hoax is the result of an intensive six months, where the band has played concerts in most of Denmark and achieved a unique sound that embraces and extends bassist Frederik Hagner’s compositions.
The music is an expression of a collective musical flow that covers everything from country ballads to ostinato-based improvisation.
The EP is consisting of three live recordings. Each tune introduces its own mood and universe.
Like thunderous rain on a lush field, "Dots" combines what might at first seem like peaceful serenity with a vigorous, uneasy feeling, driven by strong, chromatic saxophone-lines and pulsating drumbeats. Featuring saxophonist Maria Dybbroe, the quintet explores new sonic territory.