Label: Bebyne - CDB002 • Format: CD • Country: Spain • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop, Contemporary Jazz
Personnel: Stefan Karlsson p. Reference: CDB Smilin Eyes is the first solo piano album recorded by Stefan Karlsson. Good Life - Various - Deejay 10 E Lode 2 solo performance, it is for a pianist like his footprints.
Karlssons soul and strength are shown here with no interference or protection of a group. Not many jazz pianists have the ability of maintaining the interest and intensity over an hour of a solo piano performance. Stefan Karlsson not only achieves that, but creates a warm atmosphere along the album, showing a wide palette of resources and colors.
He uses the standard repertoire as a tool to express his personal voice. We can always feel the roots of the jazz idiom in his music. Long lyrical melody lines combined with the bebop phrasing I Thought About Youthe modal improvising It Could Happen to Youthe inventive voicings and fresh re-harmonizations Darn that Dreamthe deftly executed gradations of touch on the keyboard My One Darn That Dream - Stefan Karlsson - Smilin Eyes Only Lovethe winks to the Classical literature All The Things you Arecombined all together with an amazing imagination on the treatment of the form.
Smilin Eyes is a masterpiece that consolidates Stefan Karlsson as one of the strongest pianist of the international jazz scene. Tracklisting : Trikings Karlsson Old Folks Robison-Hill Smilin Eyes Karlsson Footprints Shorter Stefan Karlsson, piano solo. After high school he moved to the United States on a scholarship to study at the University of North Texas. He graduated in with a Masters Degree in jazz studies. The album is a live recording and features bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Eliot Zigmund.
Further, inhe signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Equity Music Corporation, Hollywood, California. Darn That Dream - Stefan Karlsson - Smilin Eyes the years, his music has also been featured on the television series Melrose Place, Party of Five, Wings and Homicide. Stefan stays active playing at festivals, clubs and conferences worldwide as leader and sideman.
His discography includes 63 recordings with eight CDs as leader. Stefan has had the opportunity Darn That Dream - Stefan Karlsson - Smilin Eyes travel the globe performing in concert halls, festivals, clubs, and doing clinics at conferences and universities. Karlsson o"ers a profound taste of carefully crafted phrases He is a pianist with Acid Luv - Basement Jaxx - Junction EP sensitivity and a huge capacity.
He is a pianist who is absolutely bound to receive much attention. He does not limit himself to the most obvious and overdone standards.
Karlsson, God bless him, actually bothers to do his homework. An adventurous route that is not marred by too often traveled ruts-refreshing. Add to cart. Add to wishlist. No customer reviews yet. Login to leave your impressions!
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