Accompanied by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the German conductor André de Ridder, the Swedish jazz bass player and composer Lars Danielsson, the Swedish classical oboist Björn Bohlin and the French jazz pianist Grégory Privat perform Lars Danielsson's Double Concerto for cor anglais and cello/double bass. Recorded at Gothenburg Concert Hall, on April 11, 2018.
The Swedish jazz bass player and composer Lars Danielsson has written a piece for Gothenburg Symphony's Björn Bohlin, cor anglais, with the composer playing a part for cello/double bass – a truly creative performing musician.
Regarding sounds, rhythms and colours, composers like Debussy and Ravel and innovators such as Gil Evans and Joe Zawinul have made impressions on Lars Danielsson. The Double Concerto is both sensitive and filled with energy (joy!), with an innate ability to captivate the listener.
Lars Danielsson (b. 1958)
♪ Double Concerto for cor anglais and cello/double bass (2018) (World Premiere)
Björn Bohlin, cor anglais
Lars Danielsson, cello/double bass
Grégory Privat, piano
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: André de Ridder
Gothenburg Concert Hall, April 11, 2018
Lars Danielsson is one of the top jazz bass players in Sweden. His deeply melodic playing has provided depth to the music of an international cast of jazz players including vocalist Caecilie Norby, saxophonist Rick Margitza, guitarist John Abercrombie, trumpet player Kenny Wheeler, and percussionist Trilok Gurtu. He recorded with Lars Jansson's Trio 84 and the Eternal Now and the Lars Jansson Trio. A member of Hans Ulrik's Jazzpar 99 Combo, which featured guitarist John Scofield and drummer Peter Erskine, Danielsson subsequently performed, along with saxophone/clarinet player Tony Coe, in Carsten Dahl's Jazzpar 2000 Combo.
Danielsson has garnered considerable acclaim as a bandleader. His 1994 album, Far North, featured accompaniment by soprano saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson, and drummer Jon Christensen, while his 1997 album, Origo, was recorded with guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Adam Nussbaum. 2005's sparse and thoughtful Libera Me featured the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, 2007's Pasodoble relied heavily on the nimble hands of Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer, and 2009's Tarantella covered a whole range of genres, including Euro-classical chamber music and traditional Scandinavian folk.
Source: Craig Harris (allmusic.com)