Lotte Anker

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After playing in all-female jazz band Primi and quintet The Two Bass Hit, Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker (born in 1958) formed a quartet with pianist Mette Petersen that recorded Beyond the Mist (february 1989) (the Lotte Anker / Mette Petersen Quartet). They added trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer on Being (march 1993).

She also played on the orchestra Jazzgruppe 90's My Sisters Garden (1992).

Infinite Blueness (september 1995) documents a session with bassist Peter Friis Nielsen and guitarist Hasse Poulsen.

In 1996 she also co-founded with Ture Larsen the Copenhagen Art Ensemble that released Shape Of Twelve (february 1997), Jordsange/ Earth Songs (september 1998), conducted by Marilyn Mazur, Angels' Share (june 1999), the double-disc Open Coma (september 2000), which documents concerts with alto saxophonist Tim Berne, trumpeter Herb Robertson and guitarist Marc Ducret, and Don't Mention The War (december 2004).

Poetic Justice (august 2000) documents a collaboration with drummer Marilyn Mazur and pianist Marilyn Crispell.

Six Row Barley (Utech, 2005) documents a live performance with drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and Jakob Riis on electronics. Alien Huddle (december 2006) was a collaboration with Ikue Mori on electronics and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier.

A trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver recorded Triptych (may 2003), containing the 13-minute Triptych and the 12-minute Cumulus, Floating Islands (july 2008), containing the 16-minute Ritual and the 18-minute Backwards River, and Live At The Loft (june 2005)

She formed Mokuto with trumpeter Herb Robertson, bassist Peter Friis Nielsen, drummer Peter Ole Jørgensen, that released Message For The Errand Boy (recorded between july 2003 and december 2005), containing the 26-minute Captain Voms Great Adventure, and Dressed Like A Horse (recorded in 2006), containing the 19-minute Lone Krater.

Du Fugl documents duets with pianist Henriette Goth recorded in 2006 and 2007.

Koptor was a quartet with drummer and vibraphonist Kevin Brow, bassist Jeppe Skovbakke and pianist Jacob Anderskov that recorded Fire Sink (Fresh Sound, 2011).

Birthmark (september 2012) features Hernani Faustino on double bass and Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano.

The Konvoj Ensemble (with fellow saxophonist Ola Paulson, clarinetist Liudas Mockunas, drummer Anders Uddeskog, Jakob Riis on electronics) recorded the live performance of Colors Of (october 2012), with Sten Sandell on piano and Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, and the seven-movement suite Mira (2016).

A revamped Copenhagen Art Ensemble recorded Reutersward (june 2014) with vocalist Qarin Wikstrom.

Squid Police (november 2014) is an experiment with Jakob Riis on laptop, feedback and processing.

What River Is This (may 2012) is a concept performed with Phil Minton on vocals, Fred Frith on guitar, Chris Cutler on drums, Ikue Mori on electronics, Jesper Egelund on bass and Anna Klett on clarinet.

His Flight's at Ten (march 2016) features pianist Pat Thomas, bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and drummer Stale Liavik Solberg in three lengthy improvisations.

Plodi (september 2016) collects live performances solo, in a duo with a drummer and in a quartet with a trumpeter.

Edge Of The Light (july 2010) and Storytelling (march 2017) were collaborations with Fred Frith.

The split album Two Duos (february 2015) documents a live performance with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm.

Inferences (september 2016) documents two massive live improvisations with soprano saxophonists Evan Parker and Torben Snekkestad.

With the Pan-Scan Ensemble (two saxophonists, two drummers including Paal Nilssen-Love, piano, three trumpets) she recorded the two massive live improvisations of Air And Light And Time And Space (december 2016).

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