Nils Landgren
Layers Of Light

VÖ: 31.01.2001

Genre: Swedish Jazz

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ACT 9281-2, 614427928122
Nils Landgren - trombone
Esbjörn Svensson - piano

Recorded at Rainbow Studios, Oslo - Norway on
December 2 - 3, 1999
Engineered and mastered by Jan-Erik Kongshaug,
24 bit digital supermapping
Produced by Siegfried Loch

A former milestone in Nordic jazz, "Layers of Light" features intense dialogue between trombone and piano. It is a declaration of love from Nils Landgren and Esbjörn Svensson to their homeland, Sweden. The melancholy and somberness of folk melodies form the basis for the melodically layered soundscapes, inspired by the shimmering light of the vast North.


Nils Landgren
For the words versatility and curiosity, there is a synonym: Nils Landgren. Virtuosically, "Mr. Red Horn" navigates from perspective to perspective, partly because he thrives on constant change. Two souls reside in his chest: When the audience experiences him with his "Funk Unit," the Swede reveals his distinctive, relentlessly groovy side and becomes the jazz action hero. But there's also a very gentle, melancholic, highly sentimental Nils Landgren. This side of him emerges, for example, during the Advent season when the instrumentalist and singer celebrates "Christmas With My Friends," or in his ballad projects. On the trombone, he intones with unparalleled smoothness, and his uniquely textured, fragile voice touches the heart and soul with its sensitivity.
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