Spitzenjazz aus Schweden !!
Daniel Karlsson, piano
Christian Spering, double bass
Fredrik Rundqvist, drums
Swedish pianist and composer Daniel Karlsson is well known as the piano and keyboard player in Swedish super group Oddjob.
Currently, he is also a member of Magnus Öström Band, playing on the their latest two albums Searching for Jupiter and
Parachute. He has also had a busy career as a sideman with artists like Till Brönner, Nils Landgren, Viktoria Tolstoy and Rigmor
Gustavsson among others.
His main project since 2013 is his own trio, a serious live act and undoubtedly one of the most exciting European piano trios
The Daniel Karlsson Trio’s first two albums Das Taxibåt and Fusion for Fish were exceptionally well received by critics and
audience. Fusion for Fish was awarded a Grammis (the major Swedish Music Prize) for best jazz album of 2015 and Jazzkatten
(Swedish Radio Jazz Award) for best jazz group of the year.
Fusion for Fish has been played on numerous European radio stations since the release and has received unanimous international
praise from the critics.
Their third album The Daniel Karlsson Trio at The Feel Free Falafel, domestically released in January 2016 has also been met with
great reviews. In his review for Dagens Nyheter, the biggest Swedish newspaper, Johannes Cornell dubbed the album ”Highly
sophisticated and hip” and gave it 5/5 stars.
English jazz critic Rob Mallows wrote that Karlsson ”...follows up his first two albums with another sucker punch of Nordic nu-
jazz.” and gave the album four stars and the verdict ”Excellent” in his review for Kind of Jazz.
The trio ́s albums are released on Swedish independent label Brus & Knaster and are distributed in European countries through
Galileo, Xango and Musea.
The trio’s fourth full length album titled Ding Dong will be released on January 27, 2017. And just as on the previous three
albums it is jampacked with original compositions by Daniel Karlsson.
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