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An ambassador for a European jazz scene that is perpetually full of life, ACT has always closely followed the Nordic jazz scene. Founded by Siggi Loch in 1992, the label quickly came to grasp the importance of musicians from the frozen north and the vast stylistic palette they offer. Created exclusively for Qobuz, Scandi Jazz offers a gorgeous panorama of these artists and their eclectic output. This compilation even opens with a new number, Gånglek från Älvdalen, a perky folk theme performed as a duet by Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren and fellow pianist Jan Lundgren, and closes with the label's star band, e. s. t., the influential trio of the late pianist Esbjörn Svensson. They cover a lot of ground, just like all the guests at this Nordic feast, who take in post-bop, jazz fusion, folk music, European jazz, neo-classical and even rock, as on the furious Light a Fire Fight a Liar by the Norwegian saxophonist Tore Brunborg and his compatriot guitarist Eivind Aarset. Here, international stars like the Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft (with a magnificent solo on Salme, a piece by the 19th century Danish classical composer Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse) and the Swedish double bassist Lars Danielsson (with Tigran Hamasyan making a guest appearance!) rub shoulders with inspiring musicians such as the Finnish jazz star Iiro Rantala or the great Danish pianist Carsten Dahl, who are less well know around Europe. Finally, to truly cover every last corner of this vast scene, Scandi Jazz gives pride of place to singers like the Norwegian Solveig Slettahjell, the Danes Janne Mark and Caecilie Norby, and the Swedes Ida Sand and Viktoria Tolstoy. This compilation, full of poetry and madness alike, ends with swing, but also with food for thought and a desire to discover a little more of the work of all the participants. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Gånglek från Älvdalen (Live / Download only)
Nils Landgren
00:04:49

Traditional, Composer - Nils Landgren, Producer, Trombone, Artist, MainArtist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - David Nyström, Mixer - Klaus Scheuermann, Mastering Engineer - Jan Lundgren, Producer, Piano, Artist, MainArtist

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG

2
Helsinki
Iiro Rantala
00:04:13

Iiro Rantala, Composer, Artist, MainArtist - Ulf Wakenius, Artist, MainArtist - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2017 ACT Music + Vision GmbH+Co. KG

3
Swedish Song
Lars Danielsson
00:06:44

Lars Danielsson, Artist, MainArtist - John Parricelli, FeaturedArtist - Tigran Hamasyan, Composer - Magnus Öström, FeaturedArtist - Tigran, FeaturedArtist

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2014 ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Co. KG

4
Jeg gik mig ud en Sommerdag
Carsten Dahl
00:04:18

Traditional, Composer - Klaus Scheuermann, Mastering Engineer - Thomas Vang, Mixer, Sound Engineer - Carsten Dahl, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Artist, MainArtist - Nils Bo Davidsen, Arranger, Bass, MainArtist, with - Stefan Pasborg, Arranger, Drums, MainArtist, with - Audun Borrmann, Sound Engineer - ACT Publishing e.K., MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2019 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG

5
Light a Fire Fight a Liar
Tore Brunborg
00:04:34

Eivind Aarset, MainArtist, with - Per Oddvar Johansen, MainArtist, with - Tore Brunborg, Composer, Artist, MainArtist - Steinar Raknes, MainArtist, with - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2015 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG

6
Blå
Lars Danielsson
00:04:01

Lars Danielsson, Composer, Artist, MainArtist - Morten Lund, Artist, MainArtist - Marius Neset, Artist, MainArtist - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2016 ACT Music + Vision GmbH + Co. KG

7
Come in from the Rain
Solveig Slettahjell
00:04:07

Melissa Manchester, Composer, Lyricist - Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim, Producer - Carole Bayer Sager, Composer, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Mike Hartung, Mixer, Sound Engineer - Pål Hausken, Drums - Solveig Slettahjell, Vocals, Artist, MainArtist - Morgan Nicolaysen, Mastering Engineer - Andreas Ulvo, Piano - Trygve Waldemar Fiske, Bass

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2020 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG

8
Salme
Bugge Wesseltoft
00:04:48

Bugge Wesseltoft, Arranger, Artist, MainArtist - Christoph Weyse, Composer - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2017 ACT Music + Vision GmbH + Co. KG

9
If You Don't Love Me
Ida Sand
00:04:37

Nils Landgren, FeaturedArtist - Ida Sand, Composer, Lyricist, Artist, MainArtist - ACT Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Stockholm Underground, MainArtist, with

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2018 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG

10
Tväredet
Jan Lundgren
00:03:52

Dan Berglund, MainArtist, with - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Morten Lund, MainArtist, with - Jukka Perko, MainArtist, with - Jan Lundgren, Artist, MainArtist - Per Ödberg, Composer

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2017 ACT Music + Vision GmbH + Co. KG

11
Elsket Favnet, Husket Savnet
Janne Mark
00:03:57

Arve Henriksen, MainArtist, with - Janne Mark, Composer, Lyricist, Artist, MainArtist - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2018 ACT Music + Vision GmbH + Co. KG

12
Music for the Sun King
Tonbruket
00:05:43

Dan Berglund, Composer - Johan Lindström, Composer - Martin Hederos, Composer - Tonbruket, Artist, MainArtist - Andreas Werliin, Composer - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2016 ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Co. KG

13
Bubbles
Jacob Karlzon 3
00:04:39

Hans Andersson, Bass - Klaus Scheuermann, Mastering Engineer - Siggi Loch, Producer - Jacob Karlzon, Composer, Piano - Robert Mehmet Ikiz, Drums - Jacob Karlzon 3, Artist, MainArtist - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2014 ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Co. KG

14
Here's to Life
Viktoria Tolstoy
00:04:56

Phyllis Molinary, Composer - Nils Landgren, Producer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Arthur Butler, Lyricist - Viktoria Tolstoy, Vocals, Artist, MainArtist - Lars Nilsson, Mixer, Mastering Engineer - Michael Dahlvid, Sound Engineer - Joel Lyssarides, Piano, MainArtist, with

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2020 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG

15
Hymnen
Cæcilie Norby
00:04:09

Cæcilie Norby, Lyricist, Artist, MainArtist - Lars Danielsson, Composer - Edition ACT Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2013 ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Co. KG

16
The Second Page (Live)
Esbjörn Svensson Trio
00:06:10

Dan Berglund, Producer, Bass - Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Artist, MainArtist - Åke Linton, Mixer, Sound Engineer - Esbjörn Svensson, Composer, Producer, Piano - Magnus Öström, Producer, Drums - Classe Persson, Mastering Engineer - ACT Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG 2019 ACT Music+Vision GmbH+Co.KG

Album Description

Note: "Gånglek från Älvdalen (Live)" is not available for streaming. To enjoy the track in its entirety, visit the Qobuz download store.


An ambassador for a European jazz scene that is perpetually full of life, ACT has always closely followed the Nordic jazz scene. Founded by Siggi Loch in 1992, the label quickly came to grasp the importance of musicians from the frozen north and the vast stylistic palette they offer. Created exclusively for Qobuz, Scandi Jazz offers a gorgeous panorama of these artists and their eclectic output. This compilation even opens with a new number, Gånglek från Älvdalen, a perky folk theme performed as a duet by Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren and fellow pianist Jan Lundgren, and closes with the label's star band, e. s. t., the influential trio of the late pianist Esbjörn Svensson. They cover a lot of ground, just like all the guests at this Nordic feast, who take in post-bop, jazz fusion, folk music, European jazz, neo-classical and even rock, as on the furious Light a Fire Fight a Liar by the Norwegian saxophonist Tore Brunborg and his compatriot guitarist Eivind Aarset. Here, international stars like the Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft (with a magnificent solo on Salme, a piece by the 19th century Danish classical composer Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse) and the Swedish double bassist Lars Danielsson (with Tigran Hamasyan making a guest appearance!) rub shoulders with inspiring musicians such as the Finnish jazz star Iiro Rantala or the great Danish pianist Carsten Dahl, who are less well know around Europe. Finally, to truly cover every last corner of this vast scene, Scandi Jazz gives pride of place to singers like the Norwegian Solveig Slettahjell, the Danes Janne Mark and Caecilie Norby, and the Swedes Ida Sand and Viktoria Tolstoy. This compilation, full of poetry and madness alike, ends with swing, but also with food for thought and a desire to discover a little more of the work of all the participants. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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