are glad to present Lars
Erstrand´s 6th Opus 3 album
a dream-project that Lars had in mind for over 15 years!
To Quote Lars:
the most important thing I have learned in my 50 years of playing, as a
vibraphonist is the awareness of the enormous quality and variety of the
songs composed in what is commonly called The Great Swing Era.
-For more than 30 years I had the privilege and pleasure of playing with
the outstanding Swedish clarinettist Ove Lind, whose life ended at all
too early an age. One of the things about Ove was his enormous repertoire,
not only of the songs but also the verses, which were so very often not
recorded at this time. He maintained that a song is not really complete
without the verse and I, and many other musicians, really agree that he
has a point.
-A verse is like a prologue, where the words of the lyrics give background
to the story, which is the main theme of the chorus. Musically it can be
a separate entity in itself and comprise a further composition of beauty."
trio comprises, besides Lars himself, one of Sweden's absolutely best new
jazz pianist, Jan Lundgren. On double bass is another of Sweden's most sought
after musicians, Hans Backenroth. On drums we have Leif "Gus" Dahlberg
who has been playing with Lars Erstrand on several other Opus 3 albums.
As soloists we have the
pleasure to present Antii Sarpila from Finland on tenor and soprano saxophone
on 3 tracks, Bertil Fernqvist on electric guitar on 2 tracks and finally
Lasse Törnqvist on cornet, also on 2 tracks
This is the 2nd pure Opus
3 DSD recording on Super Audio CD in multichannel/surround sound.