Jan Lundgren

Swedish Standards - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9022-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 90222 1
  • German Release: 24/04/2009
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Swedish Jazz, ACT Jazz Classics

Wiederveröffentlichung eines Meilensteins in der schwedischen Jazzgeschichte. Eine unerhört stimmungsvolle Verarbeitung der reichen schwedischen Folkloretradition.

 
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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 - piano
Mattias Svensson - bass
Rasmus Kihlberg - drums


Recording Information

Recorded by Bjarne Hansen at Sun Studio, Copenhagen, May 10 - 11, 1997
Mixed by Bjarne Hansen
Produced by Jan Lundgren Trio
Executive Producer: Mats Josephson