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.
Karlzon’s virtuosity and technical acumen are well known: Beauty meets raw power in a myriad of nuances and colorings. A tasteful use of elec- tronics and elements from pop and rock contribute to the enticing sound of this modern trio jazz, as JK3 generously invite their audiences on an intense ride without ever sacrificing their artistic integrity. THE BIG PICTURE includes original music by Karlzon alongside a remarkable and highly personal version of “Maniac” from Flashdance.
Born in 1970 in Jönköping, Sweden, Jacob Karlzon is already a seasoned jazz performer. Since his record debut in 1992, he has recorded seven albums in his own name and worked on more than 40 as a sideman. Jacob has been compared with great musicians like Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Sweden’s legendary pianist, Jan Johansson