Even before all the songs for Das Taxibåt were mixed we knew that the wait for
Daniel Karlsson Trios´s sophomore album would not be long. New music kept
popping up, demanding attention, and already in early January this year we once
again packed the mobile studio in Daniel´s taxi boat and set up on the island of
Runmarö for yet another recording session.
The new album is called Fusion for Fish. It´s fully packed with finely tuned rippling piano glitterings
as well as trips in outer space, underwater excursions and intelligently swinging clubby music. Jazz
for the 21st century. And since we still prefer to be able to also touch and smell the music we
release Fusion for Fish will be out on 180 G Vinyl in a magnificent gatefold cover painted by artist
Richard Johansson (www.richardjohansson.com), as well as on CD, download and streaming.
The trio is still made up of Daniel Karlsson, piano and keyboards, Kristian Lind, double bass and
drummer Fredrik Rundquist. Guitarist Andreas Hourdakis makes cameo appearances on two
Johan Månsson did the graphic design and photographed Richard´s paintings, more often than not
before they were dry.
Enjoy! /Göran Petersson
Pianist and composer Daniel Karlsson, born in 1973, is one of Sweden´s most established jazz
musicians. He has played with Swedish greats as Lisa Nilsson, Nils Landgren, Viktoria Tolstoy,
Lennart Åberg, Jeanette Lindström, Rigmor Gustafsson as well as with international stars like Ernie
Watts, Peter Erskine and Till Brönner. He is a founding member of Oddjob and a member of
Magnus Öström Band.
”In a market where piano trios abound, the Daniel Karlsson Trio stands out as a trio
brimming with ideas. As for Karlsson, whilst he´s not afraid to show his influences he
certainly isn´t defined or confined by them. His riveting playing and compositional flare
mark him out as one of the most exciting of contemporary pianists…” All about jazz