GIRLS IN AIR­PORTS Live

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - CORMAC LARKIN

It’s bands like Girls in Air­ports that are giv­ing jazz a good name. The hip Copen­hagen quin­tet, led by sax­o­phon­ist Martin Sten­der, have won fans around Europe with their blend of Nordic cool, raw ur­ban folk and goofy, loose-limbed world grooves – and here’s why. Their fifth re­lease, a live show recorded in Ger­many ear­lier this year, cap­tures the in­ten­sity and eu­pho­ria of the young group’s stage shows. Emerg­ing from the lim­it­less hori­zons of Scan­di­na­vian folk-jazz, spiced with heady aro­mas from the Maghreb, West Africa and the Far East, and never afraid of the big, emo­tional cli­max, Girls In Air­ports are the sort of group that make peo­ple re­alise that, de­spite pre­vi­ous dec­la­ra­tions to the con­trary, they ac­tu­ally do like jazz af­ter all. edi­tion­records.com

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