Music

I have been playing the flute since I was ten. As a child, I played classical music. During my teens, I became interested in jazz, blues and rock, and this has influenced my musical career.

On this website there is information about some of the albums I have been involved in and some bands I have played with. There is also music that has never been released before, and finally some sheet music to download.

But first, some tunes to get you started: There is a music player at www.simonjensen.com/music.

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Albums

I was a member of Grovjobb from 1997 to 2002, and the leader of Simon Jensen Band from 2003 to 2008. During these years, four albums were released that over time have gained some "cult status" within their respective genres.

I have also participated as a studio musician on some albums not included in the list below.

Simon Jensen Band - All You Can Eat (album cover)

All You Can Eat (Simon Jensen Band)

This is my solo album, released in 2006, just before the music industry changed fundamentally (many record stores disappeared as the streaming services started to appear). The album was pressed in 1000 copies, and they spread over the globe. Later, the label closed down its operations, and nowadays it is difficult (or expensive) to get hold of the CD itself. But the music is present online.
Listen on Spotify Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Music Listen on Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/6Cy1GYeQ71kEvN6iGcbX2e
Buy on Amazon: amazon.com/All-You-Simon-Jensen-Band/dp/B000R00QCU
Buy on Apple Music: music.apple.com/gw/album/all-you-can-eat/78427779
Grovjobb - Under Solen Lyser Solen (album cover)

Under Solen Lyser Solen (Grovjobb)

The band Grovjobb's third album from 2001. This record is a real rarity. Recently I found a website where the songs can be streamed and where it is also possible to buy the album digitally. Finding a copy of the physical CD might be rather difficult, but it should be possible to find a second-hand copy.
Listen on Bandcamp Buy second-hand Listen on Bandcamp: outerdisk.bandcamp.com/album/under-solen-lyser-solen
Buy second-hand: discogs.com/sell/release/2430102
Grovjobb - Vättarnas Fest (album cover)

Vättarnas Fest (Grovjobb)

Grovjobb's second album from 2000. This album has gained cult status among avid listeners of progressive rock (though Vättarnas Fest should rather be described as instrumental folk rock), and the music is still played around the world. The album was re-released on LP as late as 2016, on an independent Greek record label.
Listen on Bandcamp Buy second-hand Listen on Bandcamp: outerdisk.bandcamp.com/album/v-ttarnas-fest
Buy second-hand: discogs.com/sell/list?master_id=1095474
Grovjobb - Landet Leverpastej (album cover)

Landet Leverpastej (Grovjobb)

The debut album from 1998 has a nice jazz feel here and there, but is at the same time the most garage rocking of the three albums that Grovjobb released. Landet Leverpastej was re-released as LP in 2016. The CDs have long since sold out, but I think there are vinyl copies left (otherwise you can probably find them in second-hand stores online).
Listen on Bandcamp Buy second-hand Listen on Bandcamp: outerdisk.bandcamp.com/album/landet-leverpastej
Buy second-hand: discogs.com/sell/list?master_id=1095472

Reviews etc.

Most reviews have disappeared from the internet as the years have gone by. Never mind, though. Below are some really nice statements from listeners, and such utterances always outweigh the attempts of professional reviewers to write something "educated".

All you Can Eat
Under Solen Lyser Solen
Vättarnas Fest
Landet Leverpastej

Other tunes

For me, the most important thing about music has always been to perform it, and I am mainly a live musician. The reason is, briefly, that I consider music to be communication. With text I can make people think, because text speaks to the brain. But to communicate directly with human bodies, you need a very powerful language, music.

Below are some of the bands I have played with over the years. When I was most active, I had 30–40 concerts a year. To get these gigs, recordings were needed. Below is a selection of this material.

Tangle - 2008 (album cover)

Tangle

The band Tangle existed in several different constellations in the period 2008 to 2010.

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någon - 1999 (album cover)

någon

The band någon (meaning someone) existed in the period 2000 to 2003.

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Listen to 5 tunes: www.simonjensen.com/music#nagon

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Advokatbyrån Götherskjöld & Jensen - 2012 (album cover)

Advokatbyrån Götherskjöld & Jensen

The duo Advokatbyrån Götherskjöld & Jensen existed in 2011 and 2012.

Listen to 4 tunes: www.simonjensen.com/music#AGJ

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Carrilho Jensen Nyberg - 2009 (album cover)

Carrilho Jensen Nyberg

The trio Carrilho Jensen Nyberg existed for three weeks in the autumn of 2009 while the Brazilian guitarist Frederick Carrilho visited me in Gothenburg.

Listen to 4 tunes: www.simonjensen.com/music#CJN

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Simon Jensen Band - Summer 2007 (album cover)

Simon Jensen Band

Here are som various tunes with Simon Jensen Band, from three different recordings.

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Listen to 7 tunes: www.simonjensen.com/music#SJB

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Simon Jensen Solo - 2001 (album cover)

Solo tunes etc.

Here are some solo recordings from the past, as well as an old song with the Danish band Patricia Painting in which I was a regular member during my wildest years from 1993 to 1996.

Listen to 5 tunes: www.simonjensen.com/music#solo

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Sheet music

Below are some sheet music to download. The tunes Senses and Running can be good practice for flutists across all genres.

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Simon K. Jensen - Goodbye (sheet music)

Goodbye

Originally written for a funeral. Unfortunately, there is currently no studio version of the song, but you can listen to MIDI audio below.
Download sheet music  Sound from MIDI file Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Senses (sheet music)

Senses

A little folk tune in the beat 31/8. It should be played fast or slowly depending on the circumstances.
Download sheet music  Recording Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Running (sheet music)

Running

Should be played very fast. Perhaps the tempo should gradually decrease the longer you "run".
Download sheet music  Recording Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Points (sheet music)

Points

This song has a minimalistic nature, but when it was recorded, a more salsa-like atmosphere arose.
Download sheet music  Recording Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - That Blues (sheet music)

That Blues

A blues in 7/4. Cool, crooked and blue.
Download sheet music  Recording  Recording (First Take) Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Something with Cheese (sheet music)

Something with Cheese

This tune was written with an unspecified road trip in mind.
Download sheet music  Recording Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Baghdad 2003 (sheet music)

Baghdad 2003

This song was written when the cultural city of Baghdad was bombed because military action, once again, was given higher priority than diplomacy.
Download sheet music Listen on Spotify  Recording (First Take)  Recording (Extended Version) Listen on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/53FIvggyO6E1UsAgOiIQJn
Download this piece: www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Blue Glass (sheet music)

Blue Glass

Song written after inspiration by Philip Glass.
Download sheet music Listen on Spotify  Recording (First Take) Listen on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/6Znfg0lcry592SdmAFupce
Download this piece: www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Song of Peace (sheet music)

Song of Peace

A melancholic peace song. Unfortunately, there is no recorded version available, but you can listen to MIDI audio below.
Download sheet music  Sound from MIDI file Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Vi er mennesker (sheet music)

Vi er mennesker (We are human beings)

The text (in Danish) was originally written as a contest entry. Five years later, I found it in a drawer and finally had it set to music. Unfortunately, there is no recorded version available, but you can listen to MIDI audio below.
Download sheet music  Sound from MIDI file Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music
Simon K. Jensen - Do it (sheet music)

Do it

A little half happy melody. Unfortunately, there is no recorded version available, but you can listen to MIDI audio below.
Download sheet music  Sound from MIDI file Listen to this piece (and download it): www.simonjensen.com/music#sheet_music

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