SUE MCKENZIE & HAFTOR MEDBØE
Sue McKenzie (saxophones) and Haftor Medbøe (guitar and effects) have performed in Copenhagen, at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Isle of Wight Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Aberdeen Sound Festival, the Southbank Centre and Glasgow Jazz Festival.
They have played as support to Esbjörn Svensson Trio and Bill Frisell. Their recordings include an EP, “Charm” and “In Perpetuity” for Linn Records (under the name Haftor Medbøe Group). Their new album, RE:UTD will be released in Spring of 2024.
"This Scottish combo sits happily in the same contemporary bag as the Bad Plus, Bill Frisell, and Esbjorn Svensson"
Keith Bruce - Glasgow Herald
"McKenzie’s strength is the purity of her sound, and Medboe’s semi-impressionistic compositions make clever use of the interplay between the instruments"
Kenny Mathieson - The Scotsman
"Medboe is without a doubt a gifted guitarist able to paint soundscapes with his many different palettes. Susan McKenzie’s soprano sound’s easy and lurid in whatever water she is testing"
Dr Ana Isabel Ordonez - Jazzreview.com
"'In Perpetuity’ is a perfect showcase for Haftor’s vision...as well as McKenzie’s haunting soprano sax"
Ali Maloney - The Skinny
"Liberating jazz with classical curtseys and subtle electronic poking"
John Freer - mosoul.co.uk
"Medboe’s classical leanings create soundscapes that are alternatively eerie or quirkily romantic… at its best, In Perpetuity weaves a delicate web"