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Symphonized

Lars Danielsson

Symphonized

Format: CD
Label: ACT music
UPC: 0614427602329
Catnr: ACT 60232
Release date: 31 March 2023
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Label
ACT music
UPC
0614427602329
Catalogue number
ACT 60232
Release date
31 March 2023
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

What a fantastic new album! Colourful arrangements, thrilling, breathtaking improvisations, fascinating rhythms. You showed me another musical world and challenged all of us when we played “Fifth Grade” and “Passacaglia” together in Gothenburg for The Stena Foundation’s 25th anniversary gala in 2021. But what a revelation it was for me to listen to your Concerto for English Horn and Contrabass for the first time: it felt like you had put the story of a whole life into music. I hear a lot of dramatic and loving aspects but also very lonesome dialogue in your composition. Especially these lonesome parts where harmony and rhythm start to completely disappear – when the dialogue turns into a monologue – those are my favourite moments. Time stands still, my thoughts begin to travel to new places...
Thank you, Lars, and thank you, Grégory Privat and also the great Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, for opening my eyes to wonderful new horizons.

Anja Bihlmaier - German conductor

To me, as a classical musician, it was an amazing experience, when in 2018 together with Lars, the Liberetto group and the “INSO-Lviv” Symphony Orchestra we performed the programme of this recording for the first time in concert. I am totally inspired by the mastery of instrumentation in all of the pieces, especially in the approach to the classical form of the double concerto. With this piece a new genre has been created, combining the best classical mtraditions with jazz. I think the theme of this CD could be “combining”: styles, epoques, traditions and all of us through music, especially in such difficult times. Today, the piece titled “Lviv” is dedicated to this beautiful city and helps us all to recall not only the peaceful times, but also shines like a warm light at the end of a tunnel. We will be back there one day, we will meet again during Leopolis Jazz Fest. And for now, we can be reunited in our imaginations, through the genius of Lars’s music.

Yaroslav Shemet - Ukrainian conductor and Artistic Director of the Silesian Philharmonic

Artist(s)

Lars Danielsson (cello)

Swedish bassist, cellist, composer and arranger Lars Danielsson is well-know and admired throughout the International jazz scene for his lyrical playing and strong groove. Born in 1958, he is a musician with particularly broad interests. At the conservatory in Gothenburg he had studied classical cello, before changing to bass and to jazz. As a bassist he has a uniquely rounded sound, which is as lyrical as powerful. The 'Lars Danielsson Quartet' with former Miles Davis saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson and legendary ECM drummer Jon Christensen has received a lot of recognition and numerous awards during the 18 years of its existence. Danielsson has released ten solo-albums since 1980 with his quartet and guests such as Alex Acuña and John Abercrombie....
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Swedish bassist, cellist, composer and arranger Lars Danielsson is well-know and admired throughout the International jazz scene for his lyrical playing and strong groove. Born in 1958, he is a musician with particularly broad interests. At the conservatory in Gothenburg he had studied classical cello, before changing to bass and to jazz. As a bassist he has a uniquely rounded sound, which is as lyrical as powerful.

The "Lars Danielsson Quartet" with former Miles Davis saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson and legendary ECM drummer Jon Christensen has received a lot of recognition and numerous awards during the 18 years of its existence. Danielsson has released ten solo-albums since 1980 with his quartet and guests such as Alex Acuña and John Abercrombie. The Quartet has been a testing ground for Danielsson’s work as a composer and arranger, which has extended over the last years to include both - symphony orchestra and big band music. He has worked with Denmark’s Radio Concert Orchestra as well as the JazzBaltica Ensemble as a composer, arranger and producer.

Lars Danielsson has worked with: Randy and Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Stern, Billy Hart, Charles Lloyd, Terri Lyne Carrington and Dave Kikoski. He has also been a member of the "Trilok Gurtu Group".

As a producer, Lars Danielsson worked with Cæcilie Norby, Jonas Johansen, the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra and Viktoria Tolstoy.

In 2007, he received a commission for a piece with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestrafeaturing himself as a soloist together with Leszek Moždžer. He has also received a commission from the NDR Big Band and Wolfgang Haffner to write a piece for the JazzBaltica Festival 2007. Furthermore, he has been working with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Vytas Sondeckis and Bugge Wesseltoft.

His 2008 album “Pasodoble” was a huge success. Jazzwise UK wrote about Danielsson’s collaboration with Polish pianist Leszek Moždžer: “A clarity of thought and execution rarely encountered in jazz.”

“Pasodoble” was followed by another collaboration with Leszek Moždžer on the 2009 album “Tarantella”. Once more the album caused enthusiastic reactions by Jazzwise: “Easily Danielsson’s finest album to date, it also numbers among the finest albums in the ACT catalogue.”

On his most recent album “Liberetto”, Lars Daniellson teams up with Armenian piano shooting Star “Tigran”, e.s.t. drummer Magnus Öström guitarist John Paricelli and Trumpeter Arve Henriksen to discovers new musical spaces and the freedom of music between chamber jazz, classic and European folk music.


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Peter Nordahl (conductor)

Magnus Öström (drums)

Magnus Öström was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Skultuna, Sweden as second son to local painter Arne and Siv Öström. His brother Tommy was three years older and influenced Magnus in his early years with his eclectic record collection including Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, Almond Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight Magnus built his first drumkit out of his fathers empty paintcans and only a year later he started his first band together with a kid from across the street, Esbjörn Svensson. Magnus received his first real drumkit only one year later as a christmas present. Another year later he performed his first concert. The band was called ”Beware Of The Beginners”. In 1978 his brother took...
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Magnus Öström was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Skultuna, Sweden as second son to local painter Arne and Siv Öström. His brother Tommy was three years older and influenced Magnus in his early years with his eclectic record collection including Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, Almond Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight Magnus built his first drumkit out of his fathers empty paintcans and only a year later he started his first band together with a kid from across the street, Esbjörn Svensson. Magnus received his first real drumkit only one year later as a christmas present. Another year later he performed his first concert. The band was called ”Beware Of The Beginners”.
In 1978 his brother took him to a concert of Billy Cobham with John McLaughlin. This experience turned his musical world upside down and got him into jazzrock. Aged 13 to 16 Magnus had several bands simultaneously together with Esbjörn Svensson playing all different styles, from dance-music to punk. From 1981 to 1983 Magnus studied at the music highschool (Gymnasium) in Västerås. During those years Esbjörn and Magnus had their first trio together. From 1983 to 1985 he then studied music at Sjöviks folk high-school.
In 1985 Magnus moved to Stockholm to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He immediately started to play in different bands on Stockholm ́s jazz scene. Between 1987 and 1992 he was a constant member of Monica Borrfors band, a well-known Swedish jazz vocalist who played mainly jazz standards and together they toured extensively throughout Sweden and beyond. ”Playing live, especially with a singer is the best school in the world for a young drummer”, he says.
In 1989 after a break of a few years Magnus and Esbjörn hooked up again and started jamming together. They formed a band called ”Stock Street B”. The setup included - amoung other gadgets - samplers and octapads with sampled vocals. ”It was too early for that kind of thing. No one understood what we were doing, really. They thought we were playing to backing-tracks but everything we did was live...!” In 1991 him and Esbjörn started the predecessor to e.s.t. and in 1992 Dan Berglund joined on bass. Together they recorded 12 albums and one concert DVD, toured the world several times over, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and were titled the ”trio of the decade”. Nowadays e.s.t. are considered to have been the most influential band in jazz in the Noughties and their album ”Live in Hamburg” (ACT 6002-2) has been awarded ”Album of the Decade” by no lesser than the London Times. The career of e.s.t. came to a sudden, tragic end when Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba diving accident on June 14, 2008.
Three years later, on Februar 25, 2011, Magnus Öström released “Thread of Life” (ACT 9525-2) – his debut as a leader and his first (musical) sign of life after the tragedy. Its haunting, dark music, drawing inspiration from jazz, progressive rock, drum’n’bass and minimal music was Öströms attempt of coping with the huge loss. On the song “Ballad for E”, Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund played together in the studio for the first time after Svenssons death – accompanied by the great e.s.t. fan Pat Metheny.
In July 2011, the German JazzBaltica Festival is paying tribute to Esbjörn Svensson and e.s.t. .
The highlight of the festival is an evening with music by and for Esbjörn Svensson, on which Magnus Öström not only performed with his “Thread of Life” band but also was hosting the programme.
In 2012, Magnus Öström received the „Echo Jazz“, Germany’s most important music award, as „best drummer international“ for „Thread of Life“. His performance of piece “Tears for Esbjörn”, together with pianist Iiro Rantala was an emotional peak of the award ceremony.
Four years after the death of Esbjörn Svensson, on March 30, 2012 with „301“ (ACT 9029-2) a new e.s.t. album was released – with previously unreleased studio material, produced by Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund. The album made it to #53 of the German popcharts and #1 of the jazzcharts. Also, since the release of “Liberetto” (ACT 9520-2) in February 2012, Magnus Öström is a permanent member of the band of bassist Lars Danielsson.
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Grégory Privat (piano)

Grégory Privat is a French jazz pianist who was born in Martinique (French West Indies) in 1984. His earliest musical influence was his father, José Privat who was the pianist of the famous Caribbean band Malavoi. José Privat who was a self-taught pianist encouraged Grégory to take piano lessons. In this way, Grégory began to play the piano at the age of six with a private teacher. He studied classical music for ten years and at barely 16 years old, he began composing music for the section of his high school where he became one of the most active members. He dropped out of classical music and moved to jazz and improvisations.
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Grégory Privat is a French jazz pianist who was born in Martinique (French West Indies) in 1984. His earliest musical influence was his father, José Privat who was the pianist of the famous Caribbean band Malavoi. José Privat who was a self-taught pianist encouraged Grégory to take piano lessons. In this way, Grégory began to play the piano at the age of six with a private teacher. He studied classical music for ten years and at barely 16 years old, he began composing music for the section of his high school where he became one of the most active members. He dropped out of classical music and moved to jazz and improvisations.

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Composer(s)

Lars Danielsson (cello)

Swedish bassist, cellist, composer and arranger Lars Danielsson is well-know and admired throughout the International jazz scene for his lyrical playing and strong groove. Born in 1958, he is a musician with particularly broad interests. At the conservatory in Gothenburg he had studied classical cello, before changing to bass and to jazz. As a bassist he has a uniquely rounded sound, which is as lyrical as powerful. The 'Lars Danielsson Quartet' with former Miles Davis saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson and legendary ECM drummer Jon Christensen has received a lot of recognition and numerous awards during the 18 years of its existence. Danielsson has released ten solo-albums since 1980 with his quartet and guests such as Alex Acuña and John Abercrombie....
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Swedish bassist, cellist, composer and arranger Lars Danielsson is well-know and admired throughout the International jazz scene for his lyrical playing and strong groove. Born in 1958, he is a musician with particularly broad interests. At the conservatory in Gothenburg he had studied classical cello, before changing to bass and to jazz. As a bassist he has a uniquely rounded sound, which is as lyrical as powerful.

The "Lars Danielsson Quartet" with former Miles Davis saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson and legendary ECM drummer Jon Christensen has received a lot of recognition and numerous awards during the 18 years of its existence. Danielsson has released ten solo-albums since 1980 with his quartet and guests such as Alex Acuña and John Abercrombie. The Quartet has been a testing ground for Danielsson’s work as a composer and arranger, which has extended over the last years to include both - symphony orchestra and big band music. He has worked with Denmark’s Radio Concert Orchestra as well as the JazzBaltica Ensemble as a composer, arranger and producer.

Lars Danielsson has worked with: Randy and Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Stern, Billy Hart, Charles Lloyd, Terri Lyne Carrington and Dave Kikoski. He has also been a member of the "Trilok Gurtu Group".

As a producer, Lars Danielsson worked with Cæcilie Norby, Jonas Johansen, the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra and Viktoria Tolstoy.

In 2007, he received a commission for a piece with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestrafeaturing himself as a soloist together with Leszek Moždžer. He has also received a commission from the NDR Big Band and Wolfgang Haffner to write a piece for the JazzBaltica Festival 2007. Furthermore, he has been working with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Vytas Sondeckis and Bugge Wesseltoft.

His 2008 album “Pasodoble” was a huge success. Jazzwise UK wrote about Danielsson’s collaboration with Polish pianist Leszek Moždžer: “A clarity of thought and execution rarely encountered in jazz.”

“Pasodoble” was followed by another collaboration with Leszek Moždžer on the 2009 album “Tarantella”. Once more the album caused enthusiastic reactions by Jazzwise: “Easily Danielsson’s finest album to date, it also numbers among the finest albums in the ACT catalogue.”

On his most recent album “Liberetto”, Lars Daniellson teams up with Armenian piano shooting Star “Tigran”, e.s.t. drummer Magnus Öström guitarist John Paricelli and Trumpeter Arve Henriksen to discovers new musical spaces and the freedom of music between chamber jazz, classic and European folk music.


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Disc #1
01.
Liberetto Symphonized: Liberetto
05:03
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
02.
Liberetto Symphonized: Passacaglia
05:39
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
03.
Liberetto Symphonized: Africa
06:59
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
04.
Liberetto Symphonized: Sacred Mind
05:19
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
05.
Liberetto Symphonized: Lviv
04:47
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
06.
Liberetto Symphonized: Nikita‘s Dream
05:41
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
07.
Liberetto Symphonized: The Fifth Grade
08:20
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
08.
Liberetto Symphonized: Yes to You
04:04
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Disc #2
01.
Double Concerto for English Horn / Oboe D´Amore, Contrabass / Cello and Orchestra: I Affettuoso
07:26
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
02.
Double Concerto for English Horn / Oboe D´Amore, Contrabass / Cello and Orchestra: II Elegi
07:50
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
03.
Double Concerto for English Horn / Oboe D´Amore, Contrabass / Cello and Orchestra: Intermedium
02:08
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
04.
Double Concerto for English Horn / Oboe D´Amore, Contrabass / Cello and Orchestra: III Le Bagatelle
13:37
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
05.
Double Concerto for English Horn / Oboe D´Amore, Contrabass / Cello and Orchestra: IV Scherzo
07:55
(Lars Danielsson) Lars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, Magnus Öström, John Parricelli, Arve Henriksen, Paolo Fresu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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