Den Polyvalente Hjelm

Tomasz Dabrowski, trumpet
Henrik Pultz Melbye, tenor sax
Jeppe Zeeberg, piano
Rune Lohse, drums
Asger Thomsen, double bass/composition 

Photo: Simone Sandahl
Photo: Simone Sandahl

Den Polyvalente Hjelm is a danish quintet based in Copenhagen, led by bass player/composer Asger Thomsen. All the members of the band are highly active in today’s improv scene, playing in various projects. The music is at a higher level due to the variety of personalities in the band, balancing between beauty and ugliness, complexity and simplicity, freedom and structure.

New album! Also on vinyl – limited to 50! (to order send an e-mail to asgerthomsen (at)


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By Ben Rubin