Thomas Clausen (musician)

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Thomas Clausen
Background information
Born (1949-10-05) October 5, 1949 (age 69)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Associated actsBob Brookmeyer, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Jackie McLean, Ben Webster

Thomas Clausen (born 5 October 1949) is a Danish jazz pianist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Clausen was born on 5 October 1949 in Copenhagen.[2] His brother was Bent Clausen.[2] Thomas studied piano and composition.[2]

Later life and career[edit]

Clausen was part of the band V8, led by Palle Mikkelborg and Alex Riel, from 1970 to 1975.[2] He has recorded with Scandinavian jazz musicians and with Bob Brookmeyer, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Dexter Gordon, Jackie McLean, Ben Webster and others.[2] He has also led groups throughout his career.[2]


As leader[edit]

  • 1982 Rain (Matrix Music Marketing)
  • 1985 The Shadow of Bill Evans (BMG)
  • 1988 She Touched Me (M-A)
  • 1989 Piano Music (M-A )
  • 1998 Turn Out the Stars (Storyville)
  • 1999 Follow the Moon (Stunt)
  • 2001 Prelude to a Kiss (Stunt)
  • 2002 My Favourite Things (Stunt)
  • 2002 Danske Sange (Stunt)
  • 2003 Balacobaco (Stunt)
  • 2007 Back to Basics (Stunt)
  • 2009 After the Carnaval (Stunt)
  • 2014 Morning... Dreaming... (Stunt)


As sideman[edit]

With Tim Berne

With Francisco Cali

  • The Voyage (Stunt, 2016)

With Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

With Miles Davis

With Dexter Gordon

With Jackie McLean


  1. ^ Dryden, Ken. "After the Carnaval: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Wiedemann, Erik; Büchmann-Møller, Frank (2005), Clausen, Thomas, Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, retrieved 3 December 2018
  3. ^ "Thomas Clausen | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.

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