Bassplayer, born on Dec. 7 1948 in Copenhagen.
An itinerant example of Danish jazz in world class. One of the absolute 'aces of basses' with more than 600 recordings behind him. Professional at age 16 and house-bassplayer at the legendary, original jazzclub Montmartre, Copenhagen, and the holder of an impressive list of engagements with jazzmasters. We mention at random:

Herbie Hancock - Wayne Shorter - Stan Getz - Gary Burton - Hank Jones - Tony Williams - Dexter Gordon - Ben Webster - Joanne Brackeen - Sonny Stitt - Sir Roland Hanna - Benny Goodman - Dizzy Gillespie - Dollar Brand - Clark Terry - Chet Baker - Art Farmer - Woody Shaw - Benny Bailey - Dusko Goykovich - Ed Thigpen - Alvin Queen - Billy Hart - Bruno Castelucci - John Engels - Daniel Humair - Sangoma Everett - Enrico Pieranunzi - Roger Kellaway - Tete Montoliu - Horace Parlan - Fred Hersch - Martial Solal - Renée Rosnes - Gordon Beck - Dee Dee Bridgewater - Meredith d'Ambrosio - Deborah Brown - Mark Murphy - Etta Cameron - Toots Thielemans - Lee Konitz - Johnny Griffin - Sahib Shihab - Stuff Smith - Don Byas  -  Charlie Mariano - Ernie Wilkins - Philip Catherine - Bob Brookmeyer - Monty Alexander - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Peter Herbolzheimer - Janne Schaffer - Quincy Jones - Svend Asmussen - Istanbul Express - Thomas Clausen  - Alex Riel - Kim Sjøgren - Finn Savery - The Danish Radio Big Band - etc, etc..

Mads Vinding has performed all over the world, produced several records, written filmscores and is recipient of several distinguished jazzawards - 1978 awarded first prize as best soloist in the International Radiocontest NORDRING, The Ben Webster Prize in 1982 and Palæ Jazz Prize in 1997. Awarded Launy Grøndahl's honorary prize 2000. Winner of Jazz Special 's Readers Poll 1997 + 2000.  Received 3 Grammy's for Best Album 2000 in the jazz and folk category. Received the Django D'or prize as "Master of Jazz" 2007 and the Danish Musician's Union Honorary prize 2008.

"Along with the acoustic bass, he has refined his playing on the electrical bass, but what makes him an outstanding artist and a sought-after soloist, is his unique musical command and his great maturity, which 35 years of working with such outstanding jazzmusicians called upon. He´s played with the majority of jazzmusicians worth playing with, -  today he plays with the ones satisfying his concepts of what music ought to sound like."
Peter H. Larsen, Editor, Danish Radio, P2 Jazz.

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