Daniel Karlsson Trio
Tuesday 12 October 2022
The Daniel Karlsson trio’s music is described as distinctive and extrovert. The band adopts the standard piano trio format, but the music is anything but formulaic.
The Trio have, since their album debut Das Taxibåt in 2013, established themselves as one of the most interesting bands in Swedish and European jazz. Not least through the magnificent hat trick brought home by their sophomore release Fusion for Fish, released in August 2014. The album ended up winning the Swedish Radio’s Jazz Group of the Year Award 2014, Swedish jazz magazine OJ’s Golden Disc 2015 as well as the Swedish Jazz Grammy 2015. Their sixth album Fuse Number Eleven was released in 2019.
Daniel Karlsson is a member of the Magnus Öström Band and you can tell instantly that there’s a strong rhythmic component to this music with a modern, metronomic and hypnotic drum beat to many tracks that suggests a family lineage back to E.S.T. as well as the rich Nordic heritage in jazz piano. He is also well known for his work in highly merited Oddjob.
Line up: Daniel Karlsson – piano & keyboards. Christian Spering – double bass. Fredrik Rundqvist – drums & percussion.
“Many bands are described as being a ‘Power Trio’ and, to my ears, none fit the description better than this award-winning Swedish band.” Review live gig at Jazz Cafe, Newcastle Sep. 2018