Jan Harbeck has now, without turning his back on previous ideals, challenged other aspects of his talent. Apart from his acoustic quartet, he has assembled a new and more funky team of musicians, Live Jive Jungle – a band which share the will to play music founded on hard swinging drumbeats in the style of Gene Krupa on Benny Goodman classics as Sing Sing Sing!
The compelling riffs and grooves are gonna guide the crowd back on the dancefloor. Those whom already experienced Live Jive Jungles extrovert and forceful intensity in the late night hours at La Fontaine in Copenhagen, know that Harbeck’s feet are standing solid on the ground of jazz tenor tradition. Elevate is recorded by the legendary Flemming Rasmussen, famously known for his work on Metallicas early recordings. The music is moslty Harbecks own compositions and the interplay with the el-guitarist Thor Madsen, bass player Jeppe Skovbakke and drummer Peter Leth create intense sparks.