Mads Tolling & The Mads Men
"Mads Tolling is the most exciting musician I have come across in the past ten years.
This recording represents some of the most creative music making out there.” —Stanley Clarke
Internationally renowned violinist, composer and two-time Grammy Award-winner Mads Tolling is a former member of the Turtle Island Quartet and The Stanley Clarke Band. As a leader in Mads Tolling & The Mads Men, Mads celebrates the music of the 1960s with his own distinctive style and innovative flair.
Mads Tolling & The Mads Men bring a fun and exciting program that is as nostalgic as it is contemporary, with re-imagined classic songs from 1960s television, film and radio. Repertoire in Music of the Mad Men Era ranges from Mission Impossible and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly to A Taste of Honey and Georgia on my Mind.
So how did a Danish classical violin student growing up in Copenhagen in the 1980s discover his passion for the 1960s? When Mads was fourteen, his father gave him a Miles Davis cassette tape that changed his life. Mads was hooked. He found a sense of intimacy and freedom in the 1960s sounds of jazz, soul and early R&B, which inspired him to explore the possibilities of how to get there with his violin. The result is an exhilarating and thrilling musical adventure.
Joining Mads on this journey are his Mads Men—world-class musicians Colin Hogan on piano and accordion, Sam Bevan on bass, and Eric Garland on drums.