Blogging has been slow recently, or some days nonexistent, because I am deep into the writing of notes for a compilation of recordings by pianist Jan Lundgren. The project is less demanding than the annotation for his recent album All By Myself, but is nonetheless consuming most of my attention. The tracks will come from albums produced by Dick Bank for the Fresh Sound label and include highlights of Lundgren’s productive career over the past 25 years. They feature Jan in trio settings and as a sidemen for leaders including Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli, Herb Geller and Arne Domnérus. The compilation will not have anything from All By Myself, so here’s what we might call an advance bonus track from that solo album. I thought you would be intrigued by his harmonies.
The Lundgren compilation will be out later this year.