Lars Danielsson Liberetto Quartet
Lars Danielsson – contrabas, cello
Grégory Privat – piano
John Parricelli – gitaar
Magnus Öström – drums, percussie
Lars Danielsson (Gothenburg, 1958) studied classical cello at the Gothenburg Conservatory. He once heard a concert by the renowned Danish bassist Nils-Henning Orsted Pedersen and from then on he was devoted to jazz and the double bass, which he combined with his cello background.
This combination made him popular as a sideman and he soon played with international greats such as Lars Jansson, Carsten Dahl, Nils Landgren, Trilok Gurtu (in whose group he was the regular bass player for a while), Rick Margitza, Charles Lloyd, the Brecker Brothers, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Hart, John Scofield, Mike Stern, John Abercrombie. But Lars Danielsson has also always been the composer and bandleader of many famous projects.
He became famous for his quartet with tenor saxophonist Dave Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson and drummer Jon Christensen. That earned him a kind of star status within jazz. Nowadays he mainly does individual projects with different musicians. He coined the word Liberetto and says about it: "it describes a certain mood in which I want to develop my music… It follows on from my earlier albums - purely linguistically as in the reference to classical music." This Liberetto Quartet recently released the beautiful album 'Cloudland' on ACT-Records. Four fantastic musicians who push each other to great heights. And you can hear that live in Wageningen.