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Lars Danielsson and Leszek Mozdzer

Post by Musicgate on Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:33 am

Lars Danielsson & Leszek Mozdzer - Pasodoble (2007, ACT)

Country: Sweden, Poland
Recording Date:
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Nilento Studios in December 2006 and January 2007
Original Release Date:
ACT Music - Printed in the EC. ACT 9458-2
Genre: Post bop


About albume:
Pasodoble, the exciting new duo album by Swedish double bass virtuoso Lars Danielsson, features Leszek Mozdzer, an artist who is widely regarded as the most successful and versatile jazz pianist of his home country Poland. They first met four years ago at a concert in Warsaw. In the meantime, they have released two successful albums in Poland with the Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco, and have toured together with Danielsson's latest project Melange Bleu (ACT 9604-2).
Recording a duo album together was only a question of time. In the resulting well-balanced and ageless work, the intimate quality of the two player's interaction is spellbinding. "Leszek is the perfect piano player for me. It feels like we are from 'the same planet' musically. We started to plan this recording after playing some duo tunes on tour. Siegfried Loch then came up with the idea to make a duo-album. There was a strong connection with just the piano and bass. This way of playing feels like a dream to me. With Leszek, I can go in any direction that the music needs to be taken. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did." (Lars Danielsson)
Leszek Mozdzer has been playing piano since he was five years old, but he only discovered jazz aged 18, when he began connecting jazz and classical music. He was much lauded for his improvisations on themes by Frederic Chopin, and his collaboration with film-music composer Zbigniew Preisner, longtime partner of director Krysztof Kieslowski ("Three Colours"-trilogy), is also well known.
„Since the very first gig I felt that Lars is the bassist I want to play with. I don't need to think about music when he is around. I just feel it. Believe it or not, I was a little nervous before we went into the studio as a duet. I felt that we would need to have some kind of concept, create some magical, charismatic aura, which would save us from being tedious or too sophisticated. Lars just smiled and said: 'We will play music, that's all'. This experience gave me such a sense of self-confidence and inspiration that the same night I composed two pieces in my hotel room. They are both on the album. When I perform with Lars, I play much better than usually. I hope this cooperation is going to last." (Leszek Mozdzer) The two musicians share a lot of common ground. Their mutual admiration becomes very evident on this, their first duo album. Those who were expecting to hear the occasional standard on the album are in for a surprise. Bass and piano have generated so many ideas that all but one of the tracks - the traditional folksong "Eja Mitt Hjarta", that Danielsson arranged especially for this album - are original compositions by Lars or Leszek. This proves to be a musical liaison that promises a long and fruitful future.

Tracks info:
01 Praying (Lars Danielsson) 4:16
02 Fellow (Lars Danielsson) 6:05
03 Entrance (Lars Danielsson) 3:25
04 Prado (Lars Danielsson) 2:51
05 Pasodoble (Lars Danielsson) 4:47
06 Daughter's Joy (Lars Danielsson) 4:06
07 It's Easy With You (Leszek Mozdzer) 3:43
08 Hydrospeed (Leszek Mozdzer) 3:51
09 Reminder (Lars Danielsson) 4:23
10 Innocence 91 (Leszek Mozdzer) 3:35
11 Follow My Backlights (Leszek Mozdzer) 3:22
12 Eja Mitt Hjarta (Folksong arr. by Lars Danielsson) 4:11
13 Berlin (Lars Danielsson) 3:16
14 Distances (Leszek Mozdzer) 3:29

Total time: 55:27
Produced by Lars Danielsson & Leszek Mozdzer

Personel info:
Lars Danielsson - bass, cello
Leszek Mozdzer- piano, celesta, harmonium


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Re: Lars Danielsson and Leszek Mozdzer

Post by 30277 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:00 pm

Ой, хочу, хочу!
дайте две.

послушал и в полном восторге.

кстати, Борис, если этот альбом вам нравится (а поскольку держите в коллекции, полагаю, нравится), то совершенно не понимаю почему вы так шарахаетесь от ECMовских дисков. там полно подобных вещей. Этот альбом - совершенно в стилистике ECM.

вот сравните :

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