Bremer / McCoy
The Copenhagen duo Bremer/McCoy – made up of Jonathan Bremer on the double bass and Morten McCoy on piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes and tape delay – plays melodic and meditative dub-jazz. That is no accident: the two musicians started out as a reggae band. Coming from Jamaican rhythms, their sound has transformed over time into a suggestive mixture that leans at times towards the jazz idiom, and at other times meanders towards the neoclassical realm. What’s Bremer/McCoy’s secret? Most of their works, which they unequivocally label songs, have lyrics – even though they are instrumental. On their latest album Utopia, which is described by the press as an “emotional defibrillator”, the duo roams through Danish forests. Autumn may be a powerful presence there, but with this warm sound, there is no danger of autumnal depression.