Discovery: Nikolaj Hess

Nikolaj Hess is a Danish musician and composer who creates jazzy classical pieces – ECM Country is his latest release.

By Jane Howkins

The rhythm of the track sounds almost waltzy, but the strings have a very melancholy and haunting feel to them – the contrast of jazz and classical music sounds very unique, and I really enjoyed the piece because of this. It really is a beautiful piece of music and more elements are added as ECM Country continues. The track won’t be for everyone, but those into classical music or jazz should check this out!