Listening to Yellow Map is like embarking on a magical train journey through mythical landscapes filled with unspoiled nature.
"Danish trombonist Lis Wessberg has performed as a side(wo)man with many top Danish and international musicians on the jazz and pop scene. Yellow Map, her debut project as a leader, was released at April Records, October 2021. She brought on board some of the top Danish jazz players for this recording, including pianist Steen Rasmussen, bassist Lennart Ginman, and drummer Jeppe Gram. Marilyn Mazur also appears on the track “Sister M.” Yellow Map features all new compositions penned by Wessberg specifically for the musicians who comprise this band.
The music on Yellow Map is a mellifluous melding of the acoustic instrument with electronic sounds, where light and darkness, sincerity and excitement, and joy and reflection unfold. The album has a contemporary, almost cinematic, feel, quite unlike any other music project emanating from Denmark.
For Wessberg, a good melody and a full, rich sound are the two most important elements of her performing and composing. Her trombone playing resembles a singer's voice, filled with warmth and emotion. Her compositions are soulful and thoughtful, while her arrangements have an almost dreamy quality. Listening to Yellow Map is like embarking on a magical train journey through mythical landscapes filled with unspoiled nature. "
"* Lis Wessberg is a perfect example, that it is just as important how you play as what you play. Lis Wessberg's tone is at once airy and distinct - Jazzstars, 2018
* Sensitive, Stylish and great playing - Ivan Rod / Gaffa, October 2021
* Lis Wessberg lets a lot of emotions flow, and the whole thing in a very high quality, very noble and well-considered - Wolfgang Giese / Music an Sich, October 2021
* Lis Wessberg leads the way with a vocal trombone tone filled with warmth and emotion - Matt Fripp / Jazz Fuel, October 2021"