Dangerous Sounds

Dangerous Sounds is a podcast series in 8 episodes telling the story of how American music impacted the world and has helped shape society and the music we listen to today.

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Danish drummer, composer and storyteller Kresten Osgood (picture) is the host of Dangerous Sounds. He has toured the world and has collaborated with Paul Bley, Yusef Lateef, Wadada Leo Smith, Jakob Bro, Roscoe Mitchell, Hugo Rasmussen, Henry Grimes among many others.

Dangerous Sounds is a podcast series in 8 episodes telling the story of how American music impacted the world and has helped shape society and the music we listen to today. From the time when banjos and saxophones were a threat to the bourgeoisie, leading up to the time in the 50s and 60s where the small state of Denmark became a world center for jazz. 

Dangerous Sounds is built on the hugely popular podcast from Denmark reporting on 100 years of jazz in Denmark and on how the dangerous sounds of jazz went hand in hand with sex, racism, indignation and drugs and brought us to today, where this music - especially in Europe and the Nordic countries - is more alive than ever. The Danish podcast was nominated for a PRIX EUROPA, one of the most recognized radio awards in the world.

The series is produced by the award-winning production company MonoMono who’s team members produced the original Danish series. Collaborating partners include JazzDanmark, the national Danish organisation for jazz and presenting partner WRTI-Philadelphia. The Danish-American drummer Kresten Osgood hosts the show with his deep knowledge and experience as well as his humorous approach. The podcast will feature a large number of guests and stories, from Louis Armstrong’s game changing visits to Copenhagen in the 30s to the time when world famous violinist Svend Asmussen was taken away by Gestapo during WW2. We’ll hear how John Tchicai and Marilyn Mazur paved the way for a new jazz era, how Miles Davis and Palle Mikkelborg made magic together in the 80s and take a look at the present era where the small but very influential Monday Club 5e in Copenhagen became the hot spot for the sounds of tomorrow. 

The Dangerous Sounds series will launch in the USA in March 2022 by WRTI in Philadelphia and will be associated with a Danish touring project coordinated for the launch that celebrates the release and presents some of the content from the series live. Events are currently scheduled with Big Ears Festival in Knoxville (March 27) and with Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia (March 31).  

 

Dangerous Sounds is produced by MonoMono and supported by JazzDanmark, The Danish Ministry of Culture, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation and the members of WRTI.  Special thanks to Josh Jackson and Sue Edwards. It is based on the original Danish podcast series entitled "Farlige Toner – historien om dansk jazz" produced by Filt Cph for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR)

The original Danish podcast series entitled "Farlige Toner – historien om dansk jazz”, that Dangerous Sounds is based on, has been recognized in Denmark and Europe:

 

Prices & Awards:

Prix Europa 2020: Music Program of the Year - Nomination & Special Commendation 

Prix Radio (Danish Radio Awards) 2020: Music Program of the Year - Winner

Prix Radio (Danish Radio Awards) 2021: Music Program of the Year - Winner

Danish Podcast Awards 2021: Sound Design of the Year - Nomination

 

Reviews:

Denmarks largest newspaper gives Farlige Toner 5 hearts. Read it here (https://politiken.dk/kultur/art7661921/Medrivende-podcast-fort%C3%A6ller-om-dengang-danske-nazister-kastede-stinkbomber-efter-musikere)

 

Kristeligt Dagblad recommends the series Read it here - (https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/kultur/denne-podcast-boer-give-jazzen-flere-venner)

 

Audio:

You can listen to the Danish version here (https://www.dr.dk/lyd/p8jazz/farlige-toner-historien-om-dansk-jazz)

 

The English version will be available from WRTI Philadelphia (https://www.wrti.org/) on March 25th.

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