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Lars Danielsson - Pasodoble

Lars Danielsson

Pasodoble (2xLP)

Release date: December 23, 2022
Label: Act
180 gram Black Virgin Vinyl with a free Download Code included!At Lars Danielsson is one of the most in-demand bass players in the world. Pasodoble is an exciting duo album with Leszek Mozdzer, an artist who is widely regarded as the most successful and versatile pianist of his home country Poland. 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. 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. (Lars Danielsson) 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 Hjärta, 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.
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