|JAZZPAR Artists - Thomas Clausen|
Thomas Clausen (DK), b. Oct. 5, 1949, performed with his trio featuring Gary Burton at the JAZZPAR 1990 Event.
Tomas Clausen is one of the important jazz pianists
on the European scene. His first mentor was Bill Evans, but Clausen's
musical approach is clearly related also to that of Gary Burton. Working
with the great vibraphonist was an old dream being fulfilled during The
JAZZPAR Project. Clausen combines ethereal impressionism
with considerable rhythmic energy, thinks and feels music at the same
time. An extremely versatile artist not limited to jazz in any traditional
sense, Clausen is influenced by such European composers as Alban Berg.
Brazilian Egberto Gismonti is another of his favorites.
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