Jan Lundgren

European Standards - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9482-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94822 9
  • German Release: 24/04/2009
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Swedish Jazz

„Tolle Replik auf alle US-Standards“ STEREOPLAY
„Ein originelles Album“ SPIEGEL

 
No longer available – out of print



Pianist Jan Lundgren has always been good for a surprise, beginning with his decision to opt for a career playing the piano – at the time he was considered to be one of Sweden’s most promising young tennis prospects. Lundgren was already aged twenty and had spent years aiming towards a career in classical music before he more or less accidentally discovered his love of jazz; he methodically re-shaped his studies at the renowned College of Music in Malmö, and then began his first forays as a professional musician. He immersed himself in the Great American Songbook, as scarcely any other European players before him had done so. The influence of piano greats ranging from Erroll Garner and Bill Evans on through to Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell can be heard on Lundgren’s first albums, which came out in rapid succession between 1994 and 1996...

line up

Jan Lundgren - grand piano, fender rhodes
Mattias Svensson - bass
Zoltan Csörsz Jr. - drums, percussion


Recording Information

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studios, Cavalicco (Udine), Italy, October 2 - 7, 2008
Supervised by HR Music / René Hess
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch