Magnus Lindgren
Bird Lives

VÖ: 12.11.2021

Genre: Beliebte Alben, Bigband



ACT 9934-2, 614427993427
SWR Big Band & Strings
Magnus Lindgren / music director, flute & tenor sax
John Beasley / piano & keys

Chris Potter / tenor sax
Joe Lovano / tenor sax
Miguel Zenon / alto sax
Tia Fuller / alto sax
Charles McPherson / alto sax
Camille Bertault / vocal
Pedrito Martinez / percussion
Munyungo Jackson / percussion

co-arranged by Magnus Lindgren & John Beasley
Produced by Hans-Peter Zachary, Magnus Lindgren & John Beasley

Cover art (detail) by Gottfried Mairwöger,
“Palais VI”; Photo (detail) Charlie Parker
© Michael Ochs Archives
Produced and recorded in celebration of Charlie Parker's 100th birthday in 2020, "Bird Lives" offers a new orchestral perspective on his music. Played by one of the best big bands in Europe, arranged by Magnus Lindgren and John Beasley, and featuring a roster of high-profile, Grammy-winning guests like Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Miguel Zenón, Tia Fuller, and more.
Magnus Lindgren
"The best European jazz flutist," declares the Berliner "Tagesspiegel" when referring to the Swedish musician Magnus Lindgren. In Lindgren's diverse playing on the flute, saxophone, and clarinet, you'll find a blend of smooth, soul-infused melodiousness and fresh, virtuosic jazz spirit. As a long-time member of the Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Lindgren is deeply rooted in the groove. However, when working alongside Till Brönner, he also demonstrates mastery across various facets of modern mainstream jazz. Latin, pop, and classical elements are also firmly entrenched in his musical vocabulary. Furthermore, Magnus Lindgren is one of the most sought-after arrangers in the European jazz scene, capable of arranging everything from a punchy horn section to a symphony orchestra.