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Jan Lundgren

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Lundgren, born in Kristianstad in southern Sweden on March 22nd 1966, and raised in Ronneby, Blekinge, had his first piano lessons at age five. He was soon discovered to have an exceptional musical talent. After a long period of classical training, he discovered jazz more or less by chance in the late 1980’s. He was instantly hooked, rapidly absorbed the jazz piano tradition from Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner to Bud Powell and Bill Evans, and acquired a depth of knowledge of the Great American Songbook like possibly no other European jazz pianist. While sailing through his studies at the renowned Royal College of Music in Malmö, he also took up a busy schedule as a professional musician that quickly helped to build his reputation in Sweden

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Article: Album Review

Jan Lundgren: Into the Night

Read "Into the Night" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


This excellent album is part of a series of modern jazz projects with a twist, featuring live recordings by many of the German label ACT's top artists, in unique, uncategorized, and often first time formations. The album comes from a 2020 set at the Ystad Festival in Sweden, which homegrown pianist Jan Lundgren founded ...

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Into the Night

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Glädjens Blomster; Asta; Preamble; I Do; Schubertauster; A Dog Named Jazze; Into The Night; Ystad.

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The Last Call

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Ms. Julie; Homecomings; Manha de Carnaval; Jemin-Eye'n; Embraceable You; Bags' Groove; Green Dolphin Street

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Article: Album Review

Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine: The Last Call

Read "The Last Call" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


ACT Music released this exceptional concert recording four years to the day after the February 19, 2017 death of 73-year old master guitarist Larry Coryell. The album documents a sensational set Coryell played with the equally skillful Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine at the Berlin Philharmonic. The event was an unplanned but fitting conclusion to their series ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Art Ensemble of Chicago, Marilyn Mazur, Echoes of Zoo and More

Read "Art Ensemble of Chicago, Marilyn Mazur, Echoes of Zoo and More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


New releases keep coming at an exciting place and Mondo Jazz obliges, sharing tons of exicting new releases, in particular celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and its spiritual offspring as well as some great European projects. Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...

Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz Winter

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Umbria Jazz Winter Varie sedi Orvieto 28.12.2018-01.01.2019 La ventiseiesima edizione di Umbria Jazz Winter ha visto una programmazione più che mai all'insegna del jazz italiano. Potremmo anzi definirla la “dolce casa del jazz italiano," nel senso che era non solo tesa a celebrare nomi ed esperienze ormai consacrati, ma anche pensata ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Dease's new album and a focus on Paolo Fresu

Read "Michael Dease's new album and a focus on Paolo Fresu" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week the exceptional new record from Michael Dease is the featured album, plus we focus on trumpeter Paolo Fresu, and spin a selection of high quality jazz music. Playlist Michael Dease “Pearls" from Bonafide (Posi-tone) 00:00 Daniel Bennett Group “Loose Fitting Spare Tire" from We Are the Orchestra (Manhatten Daylight Media) 06:08 Florian Weber “From ...

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Potsdamer Platz

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Potsdamer Platz; No. 9; Lycklig Resa; Bullet Train; The Poet; Never Too Late; Twelve Tone Rag; Song For Jörgen; Dance Of Masja; On The Banks Of The Seine; Tväredet.

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Article: Live Review

Alfa Jazz Fest 2017

Read "Alfa Jazz Fest 2017" reviewed by Thomas Conrad


Alfa Jazz Fest 2017 Lviv, Ukraine June 23-27, 2017 Jazz festivals are different in Europe. There are more of them, and they are crucial to the economic viability, social solidarity and creative evolution of the jazz art form. Many European towns that host their own annual jazz events seem like ...


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