Carsten Meinert Kvartet ‎– To You

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A1 Naima
Written-By – John Coltrane
7:20
A2 One For Alice
Written-By – Carsten Meinert
2:22
A3 Blues To Someone
Written-By – Carsten Meinert
4:30
A4 To You (Susanne)
Written-By – Carsten Meinert
4:16
B1 Dansevise
Written-By – Otto Francker
12:30
B2 Requiem For Martin Luther King
Written-By – Ole Matthiessen
4:07
B3 Before Sunrise (Nætter På Vallekilde)
Written-By – Carsten Meinert
2:43

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First released on Carsten Meinert's own label, M.S. Records S 1001, in 1968 with a red label and "M.S. Records" printed on the bottom right-hand corner of the cover.

Second release on Spectator Records S 1001 in 1969 with a blue label. Same cover as the M.S. edition but with "Spectator" printed instead of "M.S. Records" bottom right hand corner of front cover and also on back cover. Back cover of Spectator edition also features notes (in Danish) by Birger Jørgensen, Aarhus Stiftstidende, and Jens Jørn Gjedsted.

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FRB 002 Carsten Meinert Kvartet To You(CD, Album, RE, RM) Frederiksberg Records FRB 002 US 2015 Sell This Version
FRB 002 Carsten Meinert Kvartet To You(LP, Album, RE, RM) Frederiksberg Records FRB 002 US 2015 Sell This Version
s 1001 Carsten Meinert Kvartet To You(LP) Spectator Records s 1001 Denmark 1969 Sell This Version
S 1001 Carsten Meinert Kvartet To You(LP, Album) M. S. Records S 1001 Denmark 1968 Sell This Version
S 1001 Carsten Meinert Kvartet To You(LP, Album) Spectator Records S 1001 Denmark 1969 Sell This Version

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February 3, 2017
An incredible record from the Danish scene of the late 60s – beautifully spiritual, and a set that we might well place next to our classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The album grabs us right away – not just because leader Carsten Meinert begins the record with aversion of Coltrane's "Naima", but also because his tone on tenor is incredibly moving – both bold and fragile at the same time, as he blows tremendously on the tune, then leads the group through these wonderful modal compositions of his own – all building in this round, elliptical energy through the piano of Ole Matthiessen, bass of Henrik Hove, and drums of Ole Streenberg – as Meinert soars over the top with these incredible solos, and this sense of freedom that still holds onto plenty of soul, and which works with a really inherent sense of rhythm. The approach is wonderful – and the players build together in a style that's certainly informed by the work of the Coltrane Quartet of the early 60s, but which definitely comes through in their own voices as well – not a European rehashing of the inspiration of the Great One – but a step forward, using his genius as a platform. Titles include "Naima", "One For Alice", "Blues To Someone", "To You", "Dansevise", and "Before Sunrise". CD also features bonus tracks – "This Time", "To Trane", "The Promise", and a live version of "Dansevise".