Lars Danielsson

bass, cello | Sweden
Live Artist

The Swedish cellist and bassist Lars Danielsson (born 1958) has an inimitable sound, which comes both from his background and from his classical education. Danielsson is one of the most in-demand bass players in the world and has played with a virtually endless phalanx of international stars like Michael and Randy Brecker, John Scofield and Charles Lloyd. His singing, warm, melodic and highly cultivated sound is recognizable in an instant. His music as leader is characterized by his unparalleled talent for simple and catchy melodies, by his feel for sounds and arrangements, and by his flair for putting together very special groups of musicians – with major stars the likes of Leszek Mozdzer, Tigran, Magnus Öström, Arve Henriksen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Eric Harland and many more, appearing on Danielsson's albums time and time again.

Those who know how attractive and approachable Libretto’s music is, will find all their expectations fulfilled on CLOUDLAND. The 'elegant lyricism' and 'unerring groove' which Canadian writer John Kelman (All About Jazz) spotted in the band’s first album are to be found in abundance on this, their fourth. This music is also a celebration of the myriad talents which the members of Liberetto bring to Danielsson’s music. These musicians have been familiar with Lars Danielsson’s music for most of a decade. They understand it and they cherish it. There are new elements in CLOUDLAND for example this completely irresistible pulse, flow, even an airy elegance about it. One of its very special features is the variety of its beautifully crafted endings. Or, in short “Simply indescribably beautiful.” (Nettavisen, NO)

Lars Danielsson (bass, cello), Magnus Öström (drums, perc, electronics), John Parricelli (guitar), Gregory Privat (piano)

08.02.2022 FR - Alès // Le Cratère / Scène nationale d'Alès Lars Danielsson's Liberetto | CLOUDLAND
23.02.2022 LU - Luxemburg // Philharmonie Luxembourg Lars Danielsson's Liberetto | CLOUDLAND
06.05.2022 CH - Basel // Volkshaus Basel Lars Danielsson's Liberetto | CLOUDLAND