Poulsen Lundin Dabrowski



released on BMC records

”Great trio. Great album."

Eyal Hareuveni / Salt

presentation video (EPK) :


Fredrik Lundin / tenor saxophone                                               Tomasz Dabroski / trumpet                                                 Hasse Poulsen / guitar and voice


march 16, 2 pm: release concert in Reprise Teatret, Holte (DK)

april 16, 9 pm concert in Paradise (stardust)(DK)

july 12, 7.30 pm Concert in Concertkirken / Copenhagen Jazz Festival (DK)


Præstegårdsmelodier / The Parsonage Melodies 

Henrik S. Simonsen / double bass                                              Hasse Poulsen / acoustic guitar 



april 7, Jazzcup, Copenhagen, 3 pm.  

september 13, Jazz(s) en Trois Palis (Festival, France) 



Musical by Stephen Clarke & Hasse Poulsen. 


Jazz version featuring

Clotilde Rullaud : voice & flute Hasse Poulsen: voice & guitar Médéric Collignon: voice, cornet & Simon Drapier: arpeggione, double bass Emmanuel Borghi: piano, keyboards Stephen Clarke: narrator

Residency in Comptoir des Musiciens, Fontenay France may 13-may 16.


may 17, 20h30  Comptoir de Musiciens, Fontenay sous Bois (F)



Das Kapital  will release you must have chaos inside to give birth to a dancing star on Label Bleu Records, maj 24.


june 12 20h30 Studio de L'Ermitage, Paris (F) 



ILDEN OG SJÆLEN,  Xenia Dalgaard, Hasse Poulsen og Fredrik Lundin


march 9, 3pm  Lindevang Kirke (DK) 


TOMS WILD YEARS Weekend sous les Pommiers. 18 septembre 2020


All the world is green  

Cold water  

Full concert 



Hasse Poulsen : Tom's Wild Years: Live in the Graveyard


vocals & guitar: Hasse Poulsen

marimba & banjo: Bent Clausen

bass: Henrik Simon Simonsen

drums & spoons: Timothy Lutte

directed by Jean-Gabriel Leynaud


upcoming concerts


As leader                                                     

Poulsen Lundin Dabrowski  Fredrik Lundin, Thomas Dabrowski

HASSE POULSEN  Henrik Simonsen, Tim Lutte

TOM'S WILD YEARS  Thomas Fryland, Peter Corser, Bent Clausen, Emmanuel Borghi, Henrik Simonsen, Tim Lutte

 Kaleidoscope: Bruno Chevillon, Fabien Duscombs




Das Kapital   Daniel Erdmann, Edward Perraud   

Cérémonie de Thé Claudia Solal, Simon Drappier, Stéphane Payen 

Busking  Hélène Labarrière 

Dream a World Thomas Fryland

Jungle Money Jan Kaspersen, Peter Friis Nielsen, Claus Bøje



Free Folks  Fabien Duscombs

String Dancers Samo Salamon



sideman with

Eric Plandé Band:  David Friedman (vib), Hasse Poulsen (guit, mand), François Mechali (dr)


 release may 24 : Das Kapital : ONE MUST HAVE CHAOS INSIDE TO GIVE BIRTH TO A DANCING STAR. (Label Bleu)

 Poulsen, Lundin, Dabrowski : UNKNOWN WINTER (BMC records)

Some Children, Some Women, Some Men (Das Kapital Records)


PRÆSTEGÅRDS MELODIER / THE PARSONAGE MELODIES (Das Kapital records / Gateway Records) 


XX – Citizen Jazz a 20 ans: One composition with Das Kapital (Citizen Jazz)

Eric Plandé Quartet : BEYOND DREAMS (Leo Records)

Hasse Poulsen, Thomas Fryland: Dream a World (Das Kapital Records)

String Dancers: duo with Samo Salamon (Samo records) 


Tom's wild years: Live in the cemetary (only streaming)  Das Kapital records


Hasse Poulsen: Not married anymore  Das Kapital records,

Romano Pratesi Frizione, Das Kapital records,

Das Kapital Vive La France Label Bleu

 Before you Fall Das Kapital records (single) 

Til Xenia Das Kapital records (single)


Søllerød Kirkes Ungdomskor (2 kompositioner), Søllerød Kirke 

SighFire, Das Kapital records


Free Folks Das Kapital records

Jakob Davidsen Silence trio 1, ilk records,

Das Kapital  Royal Symphonic Wind Orchestra Vooruit: EISLER EXPLOSION  Das Kapital Records


Hélène Labarriére / Hasse Poulsen BUSKING Innacor records


Hasse Poulsen: The Langston Project   Das Kapital Records

Das Kapital: Kind of Red   Label Bleu  (CD & Vinyl) 

Hasse Poulsen-Tom Rainey: Open Fist  Becoq Records

Das Kaff:



Richard Bonnet -Hasse Poulsen - Colors in Water and Steel, Futura et Marge


Alessio Riccio: Nishubar - Unorthodox recordings

Hélène Labarrière Quartet: Désordre - Innacor records


We Are All Americans - Das Kapital Records

Das Kapital Loves Christmas - Das Kapital Records

Dunmall, Gibbs, Poulsen, Sanders: His life and sayings -FMR records

Sanders, Poulsen, Dunmall: Asunder  - Kilogram records   


Hasse Poulsen Progressive Patriots - Das Kapital Records

Conflicts & Concluisons, Das kapital plays Hanns Eisler - Das Kapital Records 


Hasse Poulsen’s Sound of Choice: Hippies With Money - Quark records

Roy Poulsen Chevillon: Une Certaine forme de Politesse - Quark records


Ballads & Barricades Das Kapital plays Hanns Eisler - Das Kapital Records/Wizmar records

Wonderland on Tour - Jazzwerkstadt

L’art abstrait n’a pas dit son dernier mot - Quark records


Kobu: L’empreinte

Dance Danes Dance  CD / DVD - Hvidovre Musikskole


Louis Sclavis: La Moitie du Monde - JMS records                  

Hélène Labarièrre Quartet: Les Temps Changent - Emouvance records

SPEEQ: OR - Red Note records


Das Kapital: All Gods have Children - QUARK Records

Hasse Poulsen's Sound of Choice: Rugby  in japan - QUARK Records


Søegaard/Poulsen And we also caught a Fish - Leo records

Gjerstad, Moholo, Poulsen, Stephens: Calling Signals  Loose Torque

invisible correspondance - PAO records

Das Kapital collectors series n°1       


Louis Sclavis : Napolis Walls - ECM records

49°  NORD: Tentacles - AV-ART records


Klakki: Lemon River - tutl records

Sound of Choice : Back Street Theatre - LJ records

Léandre Poulsen Houle: C’est ça - Red Toucan records


Sound Kitchen: Pass me the Wine, Please - AV-ART records

Poulsen, Friis, Moholo: Copenhagen - AV-ART records


49°Nord: Animal Language - Unit records        

Klakki: In a Gown of water - Tutl records


Sound of Choice : Dynamics - AV-ART records


Anker Friis Poulsen : Infinite Blueness - AV-ART records


Klakki :Sortner du Sky - AV-ART records

Sound of Choice : Sound of Choice - AV-ART records


Sound of Choice : Triple Exposure - Olufsen records.


Emmanuel Rahim : Harlem - Olufsen records. 


hasse poulsen cv

Born in Denmark , Hasse Poulsen started off his music at the age of 9 by playing the violin. At the age of 13 he took up the guitar and studied with singer-songwriter Tom Bailey as well as with flamenco and latin guitarist Christian Sievert. In high school he studied jazz guitar with Karsten Houmark and played in the school jazz band led by the Ramus Bennike, a very accomplished guitarist highly influenced by Joe Pass.

After high school and a year working first in a kindergarten, later as a carpenters apprentice, he studied at Berklee College in Boston and returned to the new "Conservatory of Rhythmic Improvisational Music" in Copenhagen, where teachers such as NHØP, Horace Parlan, Ed Thigpen, Thomas Clausen, Alex Riel, Emmanuel Rahim, Atilla Engin and many more shared their experiences.

Trying to find an attachment to more local music, Poulsen studied composition for 2 years with Bent Sørensen, which introduced the modern art idea of creating your own language. From this period came the idea that the language of contemporary music should become an active music - not just a composed and theoretical music, but a scope of improvisational musical languages. This led naturally to a period of wholehearted work with improvisation and with improvising musicians such as Lotte Anker, Peter Friis Nielsen, Mark Sanders, John Butcher, Phil Minton and Joëlle Léandre, Bertrand Denzler and later on Luc Ex, Sidsel Endresen and many others from this stylistic stream.

In 1991 The group Sound of Choice was founded by Poulsen, and drummer Lars Juul. This group became the main vehicle for Poulsen’s musical experimentations for more than ten years: Compositions of all sorts from atonal jazz forms to tonal and folkloristic tunes, to graphic scores, to concepts to electronics, free improvisation, to performances...Sound of Choice played many concerts, mainly around Scandinavia. In 2005 the CD Rugby in Japan presented Sound of Choice as a contemporary jazz trio.

Another central group was Anker Friis Poulsen with saxophonist Lotte Anker and bass guitarist Peter Friis. This was a completely improvised trio that in many occasions played with invited guests such as Peter Brötzmann and Terje Isungset, Arve Henriksen and many others.

In 1990 Poulsen in cooperation with 4 friends opened and ran the AV-ART gallery, which featured exhibitions, concerts, and poetry readings. The gallery lasted for five years and organised several festivals for improvised music and experimental jazz. Av-Art later became a musicans collective and a record label.

In 1997 Hasse Poulsen moved to Paris and formed the trio 49° Nord and improvising trio with Christophe Marguet and Bertrand Denzler.

In 2002 Louis Sclavis invited Poulsen into his new quartet Napolis Walls with Vincent Courtois and Médéric Collignon, a quartet that in many ways has been of immense importance to Poulsen.

The same year the trio Das Kapital played their first concert. Slowly but surely the main group for Poulsen became the this trio with it’s three very active and determined members.

Das Kapital first played completely improvised music.

Since 2009 Das Kapital has toured in Austria, Germany, France. Denmark, Finland, White Russia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Kirgistan, Mexico, El Salvador, Lithuania, Serbia, Bosnia, Hungary, Rumania, Honduras, Morocco, Estonia, Norway, Holland, Belgium.....

Special projects such as Das Kapital Cinema and Wonderland have been very active and havve resulted in the DVD Wonderland. And in special projects for cities and festivals. Notably the closing of the Berlin Jazz Festival in 2012 with ”Wanted Hanns Eisler”.

Other projects such as ”Hymn to Democracy” created at Les detours de Babel in Grenoble in 2012

Eisler Explosion where tunes by Hanns Eisler were arranged by Tim Garland, Stéphane Leach, Eric Desimpelaere for Das Kapital and Vooruit Harmonie Orkest to mark the 100 anniversary of The Vooruit in september 2013. 

The expériences of Napolis Walls became decisive in Poulsen’s need to return to a more jazz-based style mixing compositions and improvisations. This is clear on the three last releases of Sound of Choice: Invisible Correspondance, Rugby in Japan and Hippies with Money as well on the Das Kapital CD’s with Das Kapital, not to mention the projects “L'art abstrait n’a pas dit son dernier mot”, “Progressive Patriots“, "We are All Americans", "Sighfire"...

The group SPEEQ from 2005 (Luc, Ex, Mark Sanders, Sidsel Endresen replaced by Phil Minton) needs to be mentionend.

In 2014 Poulsen released the singer-songwriter CD THE MAN THEY CALL ASS sings UNTIL EVERYTHING IS SOLD. This has marked a radical change in focus where songwriting and singing is taking a larger place. The songs of TMTC Ass are performed  in trio with Henrik Simonsen on bass and Tim Lutte on drums.

The singer-song side of Hasse is also featured in the duo FREE FOLKS  with Fabien Duscombs where songs re mixed with free improvising. Tours in the south of France and in Russia in 2017. 

In 2019 the singer-songwriter side became more obvious with the Release of NOT MARRIED ANYMORE and TOM'S WILD YEARS (around  songs by Tom Waits) premiered at the Europa Festival in Le Mans. 

The Langston Project 2015 with Debbie Cameron Luc Ex, and Mark Sanders is a song cycle composed to the poems of Langston Hughes. 

BUSKING with Hélène LabarriéreDas Kapital's album VIVE LA FRANCE, and the duo DREAM A WORLD feature instrumental versions of popular songs. 

During the Lockdown in 2020 Poulsen recorded a CD of newly written music and improvisations with Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon.

The trio Kaleidoscope featuring Bruno Chevillon and Fabien Duscombs - was premiered in november 2021 at the Jazzdor Festival in Strasbourg.

Since april 12th 2020 Hasse has written a new composition every day. Many of these compositions and songs become part of the backbone of the reperoires in the groups he plays with.

Since 2020 Hasse has co-composed melodies and composition with Claudia Solal for her poems. These songs were premiered at le Triton in Les Lilas (F) february 1st 2024 with the group Cérémonie de Thé  featuring Solal, Poulsen, Simon Drappier, and Stéphane Payen.

 Since 2023 Hasse has joined the trio of great Danish free improvisors JUNGLE MONEY featuring Jan Kaspersen, Peter Friis Nielsen, and Claus Bøje. 

With Morten Nitschky he is preparing a CD with arrangements of Morten's songs. 

BMC recorded, produced, and released the CD UNKNOWN WINTER with Poulsen Lundin Dabrowski in 23-24. In january '25 BMC will record SORRY, YOU'RE DEAD, a musical written by Poulsen and British author Stephen Clarke in a small-group jazz-version featuring Clotilde Rullaud : voice & flute; Hasse Poulsen: voice & guitar; Médéric Collignon: voice, cornet &; Simon Drapier: arpeggione, double bass; Emmanuel Borghi: piano, keyboards; Stephen Clarke: narrator


Hasse Poulsen co-founded the Galerie AV-ART in 1990 and the label AV-ART records in 1995, the label Quark en 2005 and the label Das Kapital Records en 2011.

He has received several artistic grants, notably the Danish National three-year grant of art in 2002-2004.

Artist in residence in the Champagne Region in 2008-2010 and at Banlieues Bleues /La Dynamo in 2009-2010.