This record is a portrait of Lars Sjösten (1941-2011) – jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, and for his entire career one of Sweden’s most prolific and versatile musicians.
This portrait of Lars Sjösten reveals him to be an improviser with a strong sense of form, compositional thinking and deep-rooted feeling for the basic language and traditions of jazz. He was simply one of the genuine stylists of Swedish jazz.
Recorded in Studio 4, Swedish Radio, Stockholm 21-23 april 1980.
Performers: Lars Olofsson (trombone), Willy Lundin (alto sax), Sture Nordin (bass), Egil Johansen (drums), Jan Allan (trumpet), Ulf Andersson (alto sax), Hector Bingert (tenor sax), Erik Nilsson (baritone sax & bass clarinet), and Rudi Smith (steel pans)
Technician: Rune Sundvall
Producer: Jan Bruér
Texts: Johnny Olsson
Translation: Kim Loughran
Editor: Suzanne Öhman-Sundén
Graphics: Pontus Reuterswärd
Photgraphy: Gunnar Smoliansky
1.At the Ping Pong Ball Music: Lars Sjösten3'00
2.Gasoline, my Beloved Music: Lars Sjösten7'00
3.You Asked For It Music: Lars Sjösten.7'20
4.Select Notes Music: Lars Sjösten6'25
5.Tidigt Music: Lars Sjösten2'30
6.Thi-Minh Music: Lars Sjösten3'00
7.Third Call Music: Lars Sjösten5'55
8.The Acoustic Eel Music: Lars Sjösten6'00
9.Otetto capriccioso e lamentoso Music: Lars Sjösten7'40
- Total playtime 49'35