Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 20 13:49:02 EDT 2005

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> From: "Dr. Jazz" <drjazz at drjazz.com>
> Date: Wed Apr 20, 2005  10:24:40  AM US/Pacific
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> Subject: NHOP
> The great Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen has passed away at 58.
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In English:  (Babelfish translation)

13:48   Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen 58-Jaehrig died
the Danish jazz bassist of world rank played with numerous star and on 
several hundred albums     

Copenhagen - the Danish jazz bassist Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen died 
in the age of 58 years, reported the press agency Ritzau on Wednesday 
in Copenhagen. On 26 May 1946 as a son of a church musician in the 
locality Osted born Dane and the technically outstanding bassists in 
the jazz, leading world-wide, applied for the sixties as one.

Pedersen lived with its family in a suburb west of Copenhagen. It 
played already starting from its 14. Lebensjahr with prominent Danish 
jazz musicians together and participated in several hundred records as 
well as CD bringing in. He co-operated thereby with numerous legendary 
jazz sizes such as OSCAR Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Sonny roll in, Bill 
Evans, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, COUNT Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and 
Joe passport. 1990 were awarded to him the music price of the Nordi 
advice. For the nineties Pedersen played also in a Trio under own name 
with the Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius as well as changing guest 
musicians together.

Because of its very long name Pedersen in its Danish homeland called 
itself NHOEP predominantly. In the English-language jazz world it often 
"The great Dane with the never endings name" ("the large Dane with the 
endless name") called. Pedersen completed a very intensive concert 
program with constant journeys abroad over decades.

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