The new dreamteam in European Jazz: together with the Armenian pianist Tigran, Lars Danielsson explores new musical spaces and emphasizes once again the freedom of music between chamberjazz, classic and European folk music.
Happy coincidences can often lead to extraordinary results. No-one could have foreseen that Lars Danielsson and the Armenian pianist Tigran would pair up to form the new dream duo of the European jazz scene, when in fact the two musicians played their first concert together only one week before the scheduled recordings of Liberetto. It was clear from the first note that two musical soulmates had found each other, and despite it happening by coincidence the result of their meeting was all the more intense. Lars Danielsson says: “Tigran sees my music exactly the way I do and he composes music exactly the way I would do myself. For example, his ‘Svensk Låt’ sounds more Swedish than my songs. It was simply fantastic to record this album with him.”Similar to his partnership with the Polish pianist Leszek Możdżer, with whom Danielsson formed...line up
Lars Danielsson / bass, cello, Wurlitzer piano on #8
Tigran / piano, vocals on #7
John Parricelli / guitar
Arve Henriksen / trumpet
Magnus Öström / drums & percussion
Produced by Lars Danielsson
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch
Recorded on June 13 - 17, 2011, mixed and mastered on September 5 - 7, 2011 at
Tia Dia Studios Mölnlycke, Sweden.
Engineer: Bo Savik. Piano tuned by Bengt Eriksson.
Additional recording by Simon Danielsson. Trumpet recorded by Arve Henriksen.
Cover art: “untitled 2010” by Martin Noël (1956 - 2010), by permission of Margarete Noël