Born: October 19, 1970 Primary Instrument: Piano
Jacob Karlzon’s new CD, THE BIG PICTURE, is out on Stunt Records. The album was produced jointly by Karlzon and the renowned sound engineer Lars Nilsson, and recorded at Nilento Studio in Gothenburg. Nilsson is often referred to as the group’s fourth member, because the creative atmos- phere in his studio plays an important role in the sound and music on Jacob Karlzon 3’s new release.
JK3 constantly seeks new challenges, and THE BIG PICTURE shows the trio combining influences from classical impressionism, ethnic music and American metal with a modern Scandinavian jazz-lyricism, a pul- sating, mesmerizing and immediate beat, and the buzz of improvised music....
Awards:The Django d’Or award for Contemporary Star of Jazz in 2010 Jazz Musician of the Year 2010 in Sweden’s Channel 2 audience poll.
Pianist Jacob Karlzon is quite simply superb. His solos tell a story while incorporating surprising harmonic devices; his left hand accompaniment moves between the forcefulness of a McCoy Tyner to the subtlety of a Bill Evans. Karlzon may well be one of the finest emerging jazz pianists anywhere in the world. --Garry Lee, Australian daily paper.
“Karlzon stakes a credible claim to be counted up there alongside such hallowed Swedish pianists as Bengt Hallberg, --Jan Johansson and Bobo Stensson”
Heat (Caprice Records, 2009)
Improvisational 3 (Caprice Records, 2008)
Human Factor (Music Mecca, 2005)
Big 5 (Prophone Records, 2003)
Today (Prophone Records, 2002)
Going Places (Prophone Records, 1998)
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