The Daniel Stahre
Quartet released their debut album Notes
at the Swedish record label Strangers Candy in May 2015 and has since reached out to international blogs, newspapers as well as domestic media. In the autumn of 2015 the album was among the most played jazz albums on national Danish jazz radio, DR P8 Jazz.Notes
was recorded and produced by the producer Åke Linton (of Esbjorn Svensson Trio fame) at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Sweden.Praise for Notes
British web magazine We Plug Good Music
wrote their melodic Scandinavia-symbolic instrumental jazz could be the next saviours. Daniel Westin Quartet excels at showing what instrumental music does best." —Matt Hobbs, May 2015
Swedish domestic newspaper Arbetarbladet
, wrote Beautiful and full of integrity. There is a timeless and mysterious melancholy that allows the mind to sway, and makes you reminiscent of a Swedish tradition with artists such as Bo Hansson, Björn J:son Lindh and Dungen." —Emelie Lundin, May 2015
Swedish domestic newspaper Dalarnas Tidning
wrote, The album Notes
produced by Åke Linton, famous for previously working with Esbjörn Svensson Trio, is a pleasant sonic experience. The niche that Daniel Westin Quartet lay out is a distinctive musical minimalism which is closer to meditation music and pop rather than jazz. As for me, the idyllic tracks Notes and The Train on the Meadow has become real favourites." —Lennart Cromnow, May 2015
Press contact: Petter Nygårdh
(+4676-219 68 10) for more information.
Have a listen to the song Hymn below on Soundcloud!About Danie. Westin
Stockholm based pianist Daniel Westin moved from experimental indie to melodic soundscapes on Notes
, his instrumental piano quartet's debut release.
Taking classical piano lessons until the age of 21, Daniel aimed for the classical scene. As a teenager he explored blues and jazz as well as playing pop music with friends in different bands. “I realised I had too many ideas of my own—composing seemed more fun to me rather than continuing down a classical path.”
The music on the debut album release Notes
is to some extent a result of my reflections on urban life and the process of it. The album was recorded at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, Sweden by Åke Linton (Esbjorn Svensson Trio).