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Lars Danielsson’s Liberetto presents Cloudland

Lars Danielsson has been recognized for decades playing double bass with such jazz legends as David Liebman, Mike Mainieri and John Abercrombie.

The Swedish jazz musician always seems to be one step ahead of his fellow bass players because of his exceptional sense of melody, which he developed during his classical cello training. In is band Liberetto, he remains true to his personal style, which can be described as spacious, lyrical, and melancholic.

He has won the German Jazz award three years in a row for best international bass player.

On the recent album Cloudland, Liberetto welcomes drummer Magnus Öström again, a former member of the successful piano trio E.S.T. (Esbjörn Svensson Trio). Furthermore, the group consists of rising star pianist Grégory Privat from Martinique, and the seasoned British guitarist John Parricelli, who has collaborated with the likes of Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, and Kenny Wheeler.

A veritable melodic and rhythmic summit of lyrical jazz. A delicately beautiful jazz odyssey and a magnificent album.

— Album of the week. FIP, FR