Hugo Rasmussen

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Hugo Rasmussen
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Hugo Rasmussen in Vanløse Church, May 2010
Background information
Born (1941-03-22)22 March 1941
Bagsværd, Denmark
Died 30 August 2015(2015-08-30) (aged 74)
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Genres Jazz, Hard Bop
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Double-bass, electric bass
Years active 1962–2015
Associated acts Hugo Rasmussen AllStarz
Hugo Rasmussen and Jakob Dinesen.
Credit: Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Søren Kjærgaard, Hugo Rasmussen and Kresten Osgood.
Credit: Hreinn Gudlaugsson

Hugo Rasmussen (22 March 1941 – 30 August 2015) was a Danish bassist. Rasmussen is best known for his album Sweets to the Sweet (1978).[1][2] Sweets To the Sweet was re-released in 2001 on Danish label Music Mecca.[3]

Biography[edit]

He worked with, among others, Teddy Wilson, Ralph Sutton[4] Horace Parlan, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson, Tom Waits, Al Grey, Wild Bill Davison, Harry Sweets Edison,[5] Doug Raney, Ole Kock Hansen, Svend Asmussen, and Jesper Thilo.[6] He was one of the most sought-after bass players in the world[7] and performed on 800 albums.[8]

Rasmussen was the acoustic bassist for Norbert Susemihl's New Orleans All Stars and for his own band, Hugo Rasmussen AllStarz which he formed in 1999 with Jakob Dinesen (tenor sax), Kasper Trandberg (cornet), Andrew Hyhne (trombone), Heine Hansen (piano) and Kresten Osgood (drums).[9] He died at the age of 74 on 30 August 2015.[10]

Awards[edit]

Selected Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Sweets to the Sweet (1978) Re-released 2001 Music Mecca CD 3046-2 Denmark

As sideman[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard 14 Jul 1979
  2. ^ Walter Bruyninckx "Jazz: modern jazz, be-bop, hard bop, West Coast, Volume 5" – Page 1756
  3. ^ "Sweets to the Sweet". www2s.biglobe.ne.jp. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  4. ^ Ralph Sutton – In Copenhagen Album Review by Tony Augarde
  5. ^ Rasmussun's Recording List at Amazon.com
  6. ^ Frandsen, Kjeld. Politikens Jazzleksikon, Politikens Forlag, 1987, s.v.
  7. ^ Rasmussen's Recording List at Allmusic
  8. ^ Rasmussen Participated in 800 recordings An article from Danish National Radio
  9. ^ Utterslev Jazzcafe Review
  10. ^ http://www.demotix.com/news/8424410/danish-jazz-musician-hugo-rasmussen-dies-aged-74#media-8424390
  11. ^ Palæ Bars Jazzpris | JazzDanmark
  12. ^ Ben Webster Prisen | JazzDanmark
  13. ^ Bent Jædig Prisen | JazzDanmark
  14. ^ jazzdanmark.dk
  15. ^ Hugo Rasmussen modtager DMF's hæderspris | JazzDanmark
  16. ^ MUSIKEREN: Leo Mathisen Prisen til Hugo Rasmussen
  17. ^ "The Jeep Is Jumping". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  18. ^ "Ben Webster Plays Ballads". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  19. ^ "Swiss Suite Oliver Nelson". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  20. ^ "Swiss Suite Horace Parlan". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  21. ^ "Harry Sweets Edison-Eddie Lockjaw Davis&Richard Boone". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  22. ^ "Together Again Wild Bill Davison". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  23. ^ "Introducing Doug Raney". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  24. ^ "The Ralph Sutton Quartet". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  25. ^ "Al Grey and Jesper Thilo Quintet". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

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