Jakob Bro Trio - Gefion - ECM 2381



Jakob Bro’s trio with Thomas Morgan and Jon Christensen played together for the first time at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2012. Reviewing the event All About Jazz spoke of “three musicians bringing their very own way of sound making into a realm of listening that builds upon mutual musical confidence”. 

Jakob Bro, born 1978, studied at Denmark’s Royal Academy of Music, Boston’s Berklee School and the New School in New York. He is a former member of Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band and continues to play with the Tomasz Stanko Quintet alongside his projects as bandleader. His own albums to date have featured an exceptional cast of musicians including Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner, Craig Taborn, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, George Garzone, Oscar Noriega, David Virelles and others.

In addition to the group with Jon Christensen and Thomas Morgan, Bro works with his Danish trio with Anders Christensen and Jakob Høyer, as well as the Undectet project with Andrew D’Angelo, Jesper Zeuthen, Chris Speed, AC, Nicolai Munch-Hansen, Thomas Morgan, Kresten Osgood, Jakob Høyer, Nikolaj Torp, Søren Kjærgaard and Peter Laugesen and with Bro/Knak, a collaboration with the Danish electronica producer Thomas Knak (Opiate).

Thomas Morgan, born 1981 in California, is one of the most sought-after creative bassists of the present moment. He appears on ECM recordings with Tomasz Stanko’s New York Quartet, the trios of pianists Craig Taborn, Masabumi Kikuchi and Giovanni Guidi, David Virelles’ Mbókò project, and the John Abercrombie Quartet.


Jon Christensen, born 1943 in Oslo, has played on dozens of ECM sessions with amongst others Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner, Miroslav Vitous, Charles Lloyd,  Tomasz Stanko, Enrico Rava, Ketil Bjørnstad, Dino Saluzzi, Jon Balke, Anouar Brahem, L. Shankar, Eberhard Weber, Iro Haarla and Jacob Young. A veritable drumming legend, his freeing of the beat and his deployment of a more elastic pulse has been highly influential.