Solo Piano. Photo Markus Fägersten.
At age 46 Swedish pianist JAN LUNDGREN releases a solo album. After almost 40 CDs published under his own name, Jan finally felt ready to approach the most difficult configuration for a pianist : alone in front of his instrument. Man in the Fog has turned out to be a very intimate album presenting an artist at the peak of his art as a instrumentalist, as a composer and as an improviser. Man in the Fog celebrates the quintessence of a steadily built up career as an artist, constantly developping his incredible technique and deep musical knowledge into a genuine and personal language, combined with a unique sense for the melody and the poetry of jazz. The deepness of Jan’s musical universe is indeed amazing and it shines through a sophisticatedly selected repertoire of songs by some distinguished Nordic composers, but also including film music (the theme from Chinatown) and original compositions (in particular the title song of the album).
JAN LUNDGREN, solo piano