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Palle Mikkelborg is a fine trumpeter who is best-known stateside for his Aura suite, which Miles Davis recorded in 1984. Self-taught on trumpet, Mikkelborg started working professionally in 1960. He joined the Danish Radio Jazz Group in 1963 and led it during 1967-1972. Mikkelborg performed at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival in a quintet and worked through the years with such players as Thomas Clausen, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Terje Rypdal, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jan Garbarek, George Russell, Dexter Gordon, Gil Evans, Karin Krog, and George Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band. He has recorded as a leader for Debut, Metronome, Sonet, Storyville, and ECM.