MP3 Daniel Lantz Trio feat. Staffan Hallgren - On the Tiles
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12 MP3 Songs in this album (64:12) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Mainstream Jazz, JAZZ: Bebop
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Don't miss a truly outstanding jazz experience through the closely knit musical interplay between Daniel Lantz Trio and flute virtuoso Staffan Hallgren, as they explore genre by genre with an ever-present playfulness and swinging determination.
Swedish flute player Staffan Hallgren, born 1939 in Stockholm, counts today as one of Sweden's most prominent jazz flautists. Hallgren has been part of the Swedish jazz scene ever since the fifties, when he performed with important Swedish jazz profiles such as Christer Boustedt, Eje Thelin and Bernt Rosengren. Today, he freelances as a soloist and cultivates his chamber jazz group Pan Trio.
Swedish pianist, composer and arranger Daniel Lantz, whose style of playing bears traits of the bluesy Wynton Kelly as well as the impressionistic Bill Evans, has for some ten years now performed professionally with a number of the top jazz musicians in Sweden, eg Lennart Åberg, Bosse Broberg, Karl-Martin Almqvist, Gus Dahlberg to name a few. Alongside his busy live performance schedule, he composes and arranges music for theatre, film and orchestra.
Lantz' trio - where he himself plays the piano, Mattias Åström plays the bass and Daniel Olsson plays the drums - saw the light of day late in 1999 and has since developed into one of the truly hard-swinging jazz trios in Sweden. In addition to the main jazz repertoire, mostly originals composed and arranged by Lantz, the trio crosses over occasionally to other genres such as funk, latin, blues, folk music, classical and even film music. The result is a distinctive sound of its own where vivid musical imagination and freedom of expression is combined with palatable adherence to roots and grooves.
Apart from performing on its own over the years, the trio has made many collaborations with other soloists, such as trumpet players, sax players and vocalists, both in the studio and on stage. This disc: Daniel Lantz Trio featuring Staffan Hallgren - "On The Tiles" is in fact an important document of one of those very successful collaborations; a one-time soloist and trio collaboration between Hallgren and Lantz back in 2004 that quickly grew into something much more permanent.
Amongst a handful of imaginative renditions of jazz standards, "On The Tiles" treats us to fresh originals by Lantz and Hallgren, plus daring excursions into boiling latin rhythms, calypso, 70's funk and even Swedish folk music. An hour-long musical buffet of 12 full-sounding tracks, this is an album with great variety that will leave no one disappointed!
Staffan Hallgren, flute and alto flute
Daniel Lantz, piano
Mattias Åström, double bass
Daniel Olsson, drums
Recorded in Uppsala, Sweden, October 22nd 2005 and March 17-18th 2007 by Anders Westin and Oskar Gyllenhammar.
Record Label: Do Music Records - www.domusicrecords.com
Official release date: February 11th 2008
More info about Daniel Lantz: www.daniellantz.com
More info about Staffan Hallgren: www.pantrio.se
REVIEWS FROM SWEDISH MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS:
âThe music is elegantly swinging and easy to tap your foot to! Thereâs funk, bebop, standards and blues, all played with a determined enthusiasm that moves me as a listener!â
- Torsten Eckermann, LIRA MUSIKMAGAZIN 2008
âA good and straight-forward groove!â
- Olle Hernegren, NYA WÄRMLANDSTIDNINGEN 2008
âSwinging and well-played with Hallgrenâs inspiring flute in top form!â
- Hans-Erik Bergman, SUNDSVALLS TIDNING 2008
âDaniel Lantz Trio and flautist Staffan Hallgren are without doubt great practitioners of their respective disciplines!â
- Fredrik Fischer, YSTADS ALLEHANDA 2008
- Göran Olson, DIG MUSIC 2008
âListener-friendly and varied! Lantzâ title track âOn The Tilesâ is fun and cool, and truly funky!â
- Peter Reinholdsson, ERGO 2008
âClever and good-tempered bebop-handiwork! The title track is arousing!â
- Sven Bjerstedt, KRISTIANSTADSBLADET 2008
âHallgren is in his element and truly delivers, Daniel Lantz Trio is suitably driving as well as laid-back, good variety in the choice of songs and the CD is recommended to all friends of groovy and expressive flute jazz!â
- Per Wikén, ORKESTERJOURNALEN 2008
âIn particular, it is Staffan Hallgrenâs own folk-music-jazzy âVisa Till skapelsenâ and Daniel Lantzâ Zawinul-sounding âOn The Tilesâ that stand out a bit extra on this fine CD. A quality combination that one can hope will turn up at our jazz clubs in the neighbourhood eventually!â
- Lars Landström, ÅNGERMANLANDS ALLEHANDA 2008
âThe sound is delicious and Hallgren and Lantz deliver great solos! An attractive CD with tasty listening and variation all the way through!â
- Thord Ehnberg, LJUSNAN 2008
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