The two Swedes Jan Lundgren and Hans Backenroth are musical storytellers, their playing is without any vanity and full of vivid stories. Qualities that Lundgren has already demonstrated with his own projects, the pan-European success trio "Mare Nostrum" and in duos with trombonist and singer Nils Landgren and bass icon Georg Riedel. Especially the latter finds a worthy continuation in the collaboration with Backenroth, an internationally sought-after European bassist.
"In every beginning magic dwells. [...] Only those who are ready for a departure and a journey can escape the stultification of habit," wrote Hermann Hesse in one of his most famous poems. "Jazz Poetry" is alive with the particular excitement that a first-time experience brings, and also with the courage to surrender to the moment. The programme for this concert by Jan Lundgren and Hans Backenroth, their first ever as a duo, was conceived as a one-off and includes brand-new compositions. The setting is inspiring, to say the least: at these "Gallery Concerts", exclusive music evenings in Siggi Loch's ACT Art Gallery, the performers and the invited audience are surrounded by fine contemporary art, works by Philip Taaffe, Gerhard Richter, Martin Noël and Martin Assig...Front and centre is the Alfred Brendel S...line up
Recorded live in concert at the ACT Art Collection Gallery, Berlin
Curated by Siggi Loch
Cover art by Manfred Bockelmann