ONE SPOT at Charlottenborg finished the first season with The 9 voices in IKI, who performed a breathtaking performance at Café Charlottenborg here in Copenhagen. We were celebrating the release of their debut album, out now via ILK Music. IKI released the album in Scandinavia on the 20th
June, and will also be out via worldwide download on Itunes.
It was a tremendous evening with the 9 girls performing along with special invited musicians from the jazz and improscene. They showed that they are one of the most innovative, expressive female groups currently on the new music scene in Scandinavia.
The evening sun was shining through the windows, and the voices kept 200 stunning people captured for 1 hour or more. During the free improvised performance, musicians susch as Lotte Anker (sax/DK), Aino Juutilainen (cello), Tobias Wiklund (trp) and dancers from The Danish National School of Conetemporary Dance. It was a magical night.
The album is already receiving fantastic reviews in Filand, Denmark and Norway.
"Nordic Vocal Senstion" - Dagsavisen, Norway.
4 Stars in Gaffa, Denmark
And in Suomi Jazz they write:
”IKI relies on the guidance of the moment, the miracle of improvisation. Multicoloured harmonies, jammed rhythms and comps and strong lead vocals. Clarity and strong melodic musicality are in subtle discourse with experimental techniques. One can only hope for the opportunity to experience IKI live in concert” – Suomijazz (FIN)