Carsten Dahl

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Carsten Dahl
Dahl in 2010
Dahl in 2010
Background information
BornCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresJazz, classical, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsPiano, drums
Years active1980–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Carsten Dahl is a Danish pianist.[1]


Dahl's solo albums received the DMA Jazz Prize for Best Recording in 2004 and 2011. Other awards include: Ben Webster Award 1997, Rodovre Musicprice 1997, Jasa Prize 2002, honored by the Danish music council in 2003 for 'Moonwater' and in 2013 for 'DreamChild', DMA Jazz in 2004 for the piece 'Solo Piano', Django D'orPrize in 2006 'Master of Jazz', DMA Jazz in 2011 for the piece 'Effata', and Jazz Specials Prize for album of the year 2011 Metamorphosis. He has also been nominated for the Robert music prize for 'Charlie Butterfly', the Carl prize, and received the prize of honor EWH with NHOP and Premie for 'DreamChild'. 'DreamChild' was also nominated for a grammy in 2013 and his solo CD "PAPILLON" won the Carl Prize for "composer of the year 2014" (named after the Danish composer Carl Nielsen). Nominated for DC of the year 2015 for GOLDBERG VARIATIONS.


As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Notes
1996 Will You Make My Soup Hot and Silver Storyville Trio, with Lennart Ginman (bass), Frands Rifbjerg (drums)
1998 Message from Bud Storyville Trio, with Lennart Ginman (bass), Frands Rifbjerg (drums)
1998? Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features: It's Entertaintment Stunt with Ed Thigpen, Jesper Bodilsen
1999? Six Hands, Three Minds, One Heart Stunt with Mads Vinding, Alex Riel
1999 The Butterfly Dream Storyville Solo piano
2000? Lys På Himlen Dacapo with Christina Dahl
2000 Jazzpar 2000 Quintet Storyville Quintet, with Jorg Huke (trombone), Tony Coe (soprano sax, tenor sax, clarinet), Lars Danielsson (cello, bass), Aage Tanggaard (drums); in concert
2002? The Sign Stunt with Arild Andersen, Patrice Heral
1996–2003 Solo Piano Stunt Solo piano
2003 Moon Water Stunt Trio, with Arild Andersen (bass), Patrice Heral (drums)
2003? The Library Bar Concerts Verve with Lennart Ginman, Thomas Blachman
2004 Copenhagen-Aarhus Edge Solo piano
2004? Blue Train Marshmallow Trio, with Lennart Ginman, Frands Rifbjerg
2005? Ginman/Blachman/Dahl! Universal with Lennart Ginman, Thomas Blachman
2006? God Bless the Child Marshmallow with Lennart Ginman, Frands Rifbjerg, Bob Rockwell
2006? Charlie Butterfly Stunt Duo, with Allan Vegenfeldt
2006? Det gyldne landskab Private with Christina Dahl
2006? Short Fairytales EmArcy with Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen
2006? Tribute to Night Train Ploug Partnership
2007? Bebopish Rubbish Rabbit Marshmallow Trio, with Lennart Ginman, Frands Rifbjerg
2008? Minor Meeting Grave News Trio, with Jesper Lundgaard, Alex Riel
2008? Humilitas Storyville Quartet, with Jesper Zeuthen (alto sax), Nils Davidsen (bass), Stefan Pasborg (drums)
2009? In Our Own Sweet Way Storyville with Mads Vinding & Alex Riel
2011? Synesthesia & Metropolis Exlibris with Ensemble MidtVest
2011? Live at Tivoli/Copenhagen Stunt with Ed Thigpen, Jesper Bodilsen
2011? Effata Storyville Solo piano
2011? Metamorphosis Storyville
2011 Live at Montmartre Storyville Duo, with Eddie Gomez (bass); in concert
2011 Space Is the Place Storyville Trio, with Arild Andersen (bass), Jon Christensen (drums)
2012? Dreamchild: Solo Piano Storyville Solo piano
2013? Soliloquy Storyville with Ensemble MidtVest
2013 Under the Rainbow Storyville Trio, with Arild Andersen (bass), Jon Christensen (drums)
2013? Reverentia Storyville
2013? Soliluque Exlibris
2013? Papillon Tiger Solo piano
2014? Bach – The Goldberg Variations for Prepared Piano Tiger Solo piano
2014? The Myth and the Moth Tiger Solo piano
2014? A Good Time Storyville Trio, with Lennart Ginman, Frands Rifbjerg
2015? Grace Tiger Solo piano
2020 The Velvet Blues Zack's MUSIC Trio as GinmanBlachmanDahl with Lennart Ginman and Thomas Blachman

As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ Mosey, Chris (June 24, 2009). "Carsten Dahl/Mads Vinding/Alex Riel: In Our Own Sweet Way". All About Jazz. Retrieved December 9, 2016.

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