"Music: Breath of the statues. Perhaps: Silence of images. Your language where languages end" - Rainer Maria Rilke

Lars Danielsson

Swedish bassist, cellist, composer and arranger Lars Danielsson is well-know and admired throughout the International jazz scene for his lyrical playing and strong groove. Born in 1958, he is a musician with particularly broad interests. At the conservatory in Gothenburg he had studied classical cello, before changing to bass and to jazz. As a bassist he has a uniquely rounded sound, which is as lyrical as powerful.

The "Lars Danielsson Quartet" with former Miles Davis saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson and legendary ECM drummer Jon Christensen has received a lot of recognition and numerous awards during the 18 years of its existence. Danielsson has released ten solo-albums since 1980 with his quartet and guests such as Alex Acuña and John Abercrombie. The Quartet has been a testing ground for Danielsson’s work as a composer and arranger, which has extended over the last years to include both - symphony orchestra and big band music. He has worked with Denmark’s Radio Concert Orchestra as well as the JazzBaltica Ensemble as a composer, arranger and producer.

Lars Danielsson has worked with: Randy and Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Stern, Billy Hart, Charles Lloyd, Terri Lyne Carrington and Dave Kikoski. He has also been a member of the "Trilok Gurtu Group".
As a producer, Lars Danielsson worked with Cæcilie Norby, Jonas Johansen, the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra and Viktoria Tolstoy.

In 2007, he received a commission for a piece with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestrafeaturing himself as a soloist together with Leszek Moždžer. He has also received a commission from the NDR Big Band and Wolfgang Haffner to write a piece for the JazzBaltica Festival 2007. Furthermore, he has been working with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Vytas Sondeckis and Bugge Wesseltoft.

His 2008 album “Pasodoble” was a huge success. Jazzwise UK wrote about Danielsson’s collaboration with Polish pianist Leszek Moždžer: “A clarity of thought and execution rarely encountered in jazz.”

“Pasodoble” was followed by another collaboration with Leszek Moždžer on the 2009 album “Tarantella”. Once more the album caused enthusiastic reactions by Jazzwise: “Easily Danielsson’s finest album to date, it also numbers among the finest albums in the ACT catalogue.”

On his most recent album “Liberetto”, Lars Daniellson teams up with Armenian piano shooting Star “Tigran”, e.s.t. drummer Magnus Öström guitarist John Paricelli and Trumpeter Arve Henriksen to discovers new musical spaces and the freedom of music between chamber jazz, classic and European folk music.

Featured on

Sentimental Journey (vinyl)
Nils Landgren
Into the Night (vinyl)
Jan Lundgren | Emile Parisien | Lars Danielsson
Cloudland (vinyl)
Lars Danielsson Liberetto
Taste of Honey - A tribute to Paul McCartney (vinyl)
Ulf Wakenius Trio
Into the Night
Jan Lundgren | Emile Parisien | Lars Danielsson
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call (vinyl)
Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine
Cloudland
Lars Danielsson Liberetto
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call
Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine
Taste of Honey - A tribute to Paul McCartney
Ulf Wakenius Trio
Kind of Tango (vinyl)
Wolfgang Haffner
Kind of Tango
Wolfgang Haffner
4 Wheel Drive Live
Landgren – Wollny – Danielsson – Haffner
4 Wheel Drive (vinyl)
Landgren – Wollny – Danielsson – Haffner
4 Wheel Drive
Landgren – Wollny – Danielsson – Haffner
Summerwind
Lars Danielsson | Paolo Fresu
Summerwind (vinyl)
Lars Danielsson | Paolo Fresu
Lento (vinyl)
Youn Sun Nah
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VII - Piano Night
Leszek Możdżer | Iiro Rantala | Michael Wollny
Kind of Spain
Wolfgang Haffner
Kind of Spain (vinyl)
Wolfgang Haffner
Liberetto III (vinyl)
Lars Danielsson
Liberetto III
Lars Danielsson
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VII (vinyl)
Leszek Możdżer / Iiro Rantala / Michael Wollny
how long is now? (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala / Lars Danielsson / Peter Erskine
Magic Moments 9
Various Artists
how long is now?
Iiro Rantala / Lars Danielsson / Peter Erskine
sun blowing
Lars Danielsson
Lost Hero - Tears for Esbjörn
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic V
Just the Two of Us
Caecilie Norby & Lars Danielsson
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic III
Leszek Mozdzer & Friends
Magic Moments 7
Various Artists
Liberetto II (vinyl)
Lars Danielsson
Liberetto II
Lars Danielsson
Momento Magico
Ulf Wakenius
Eternal Beauty
Nils Landgren
Silent Ways
Cæcilie Norby
Polska
Leszek Możdżer
Lento
Youn Sun Nah
Signature Edition 3
Lars Danielsson