With his ACT debut, Swedish piano rising-star Joel Lyssarides and his trio celebrate the magic of the moment. With great sensitivity and expressiveness and a vocabulary that draws equally from European classical music, jazz from both sides of the Atlantic and great songwriting, with all its depth and accessibility.
Joel Lyssarides is Sweden’s rising piano star of the moment. And whereas awareness of him beyond Sweden’s borders may still be restricted to assiduous followers of the scene, his listening figures speak for themselves. Recordings by the pianist, born in 1992, are already among the most listened-to in European jazz; on Spotify alone he has reached well over 50 million plays. And yet these huge numbers are not the result of any calculation, audience targeting or 'crowd-pleasing' on the pianist's part. He explains: “As happy as I am that a lot of people obviously like my music a lot and want to listen to it again and again, the creative impulse always comes from within me. Me and my piano, they’re at the centre of my musical world.” His ACT debut “Stay Now”, Joel Lyssarides’ third album, is a dazzling and vivid insight into that world. On...line up
Recorded by Joar Hallgren at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg, September 7 & 8, 2021
Sound design, mix and mastering by Lars Nilsson
Produced by Joel Lyssarides
Cover art by Manfred Bockelmann