Lars Danielsson & Leszek Mozdzer: Praying

Track

Praying

Artist

Lars Danielsson (bass) and Leszek Mozdzer (piano)

CD

Pasodoble (ACT)

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Musicians:

Lars Danielsson (bass), Leszek Mozdzer (piano).

Composed by Lars Danielsson

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Recorded: Gothenburg, Sweden, December 2006-January 2007

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Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson is a great bass player in the Nordic tradition: virtuosic, musical and lyrical. On this track the bass actually carries the melody alone in the first few bars and continues doing so, alternating roles with the piano, throughout the tune. In the hands of Polish virtuoso Leszek Mozdzer, the piano likewise takes a very lyrical approach to the melody . Nevertheless, the 6/8 rhythm of this beautiful tune is not neglected, giving the melody a mellow dancing twist that adds much to its romantic charm.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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  • 1 Lars R // Aug 31, 2008 at 01:36 PM
    Lars and Palle brothers? Are you sure, I'm very sceptical to this facts.
  • 2 Alan Kurtz // Sep 04, 2008 at 07:38 PM
    Lars R, thanks for your skepticism, which turns out to be entirely justified. After an inquisition by email, Thierry Qunum now admits from Paris that, as you suggest, his original statement about the brotherhood of Lars and Palle Danielsson was unsupported by DNA evidence, which is something we here at jazz.com require as a matter of course in such cases. "Since this hawkeyed jazz.com visitor," writes the mortified Monsieur Qunum, "caught me red handed, I am prepared to crawl on my knees at his feet with my head covered with ashes and a rope around my neck (virtually, of course) and fully confess my sins (which are many)." Thierry's reference to fraternity among the unrelated Danielssons has accordingly been excised from this review. Regrettably, since that misinformation went unchallenged for the last 10 days, it has no doubt already achieved cyber-legend status, and will probably now be cited by schoolchildren across the globe in their little essays about jazz-playing siblings. By way of apology, I can say only that working for the world's most trusted jazz web site is a sobering responsibility, which we must strive continually to live up to. Alan Kurtz, Music Review Editor, Jazz.com, USA