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Lars Danielsson is a stalwart of the Swedish jazz scene, capturing the very best of Nordic jazz and beyond in his compositions. The double bassist and cellist-he’s equally prodigious on both instruments-has released albums for the European label ACT music for over a decade and his latest offering “Cloudland” transported me beyond the confines of, well my home. Thank you, COVID. The calibre of his bandmates past and present-Dave Liebman, Bobo Stenson, Nils Landgren, Youn sun Nah, Tigran Hamasyan- tells you how highly regarded Lars is. We talked about his Swedish and musical heritage, his work with vocalist Cæcilie Norby, and his new instrument-a hybrid double bass-cello.
-Desert of Catanga
-The Fifth Grade
-River of Little
Cloudland was released in May 2021 on ACT Music
Theme music by The Respect Sextet
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