Current press reactions

ACT 9577-2 MANU KATCHÉ „Live in Concert”
(also available on 180g vinyl: ACTLP 9577-1)
“This warm, engaging and melodic album catches the sense of power-in-reserve that makes Katché’s live shows irresistible.” / ****
- The Guardian (GB)
”The band does not only demonstrate overwhelming powerplay. It’s also a band with soft, melancholic undertones, with sensible interaction and a tender ballad sound. […] Manu Katché ia a driving force with unbeatable musical wit technically brilliant with precision and lightness.”
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (DE)
”Manu Katché shows his sensibility both as a jazz drummer and composer“
- KulturSPIEGEL (DE)
ACT 9571-2 LARS DANIELSSON „Liberetto II“
with Magnus Öström, Tigran Hamasyan, John Paricelli, Mathias Eick
(also available on 180g vinyl: ACTLP 9571-1)
”Lars Danielsson’s music is all about emotion and depth. He doesn’t want to think, he wants to feel.”
- Jazzthetik (DE)
”A highlight in the catalogue of the Swedish musician – easy, light and extravagantly beautiful.”
- Jazzthing (DE)
”Lars Danielsson’s compositions are carried by magnificent melodies.”
- Stern (DE)
ACT 9573-2 JACOB KARLZON 3 „Shine“
(also available on 180g vinyl: ACTLP 9573-1)
”A modern sound between acoustic jazz and an electronically refined rock-pop-jazz-ambient-folk.”
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (DE)
”A recording that enhances improvised instrumental music with contemporary sonic elements and displays a unique character and magic.”
- Jazzpodium (DE)
”A truly shining recording.“
- Jazzzeitung (DE)
ACT 9728-2 Vocal Jazz: RIGMOR GUSTAFSSON „When You Make Me Smile”
with Dalands Sinfonietta
”Rigmor Gustafsson impresses more than ever on this fine album.”
- Göteborgs Posten (SE)
”It may be that Rigmor Gustafsson's voice never before sounded as wonderful as here.”
- Värmlands Folkblad (SE)
”Probably the best album of Rigmor Gustafsson's career”
- Jazzthetik (DE)
ACT 9572-2 JERRY LÈONIDE „The Key“
”Léonide has created a very satisfying suite that manages to comment on cultural migration while also working as a set of killer tunes in the classic, modal style of modern jazz that recalls Horace Silver.”
- The Independent on Sunday (GB)
”[…] Léonide’s star is clearly rising. Is it fanciful to hear similarities with the great Horace Silver, who also took island melodies, in his case Cape Verde, to blend into contemporary jazz tapestry?‘“
- The Arts Desk (GB)
”Fittingly, this stunning debut is crammed with joie de vivre and crystal-clear melodies, vividly evoking the Indian Ocean-lying island paradise. A clearly realised and passionate debut.”
- The Quietus (GB)

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