Lars Danielsson

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Lars Danielsson
Lars Danielsson photo.jpg
Background information
Birth name Lars Danielsson
Born (1958-09-05)September 5, 1958
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Bassist, Composer, Record producer
Instruments Cello, Double bass , Electric upright bass
Labels ACT

Lars Danielsson (born 5 September 1958 in Smålandsstenar) is a Swedish jazz bassist, composer and record producer.


Lars Danielsson, playing the cello.

Lars Danielsson was educated at the music conservatory in Gothenburg. He plays double bass, electric bass and cello. In 1985, he formed a quartet with saxophonist Dave Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson and drummer Jon Christensen that sometimes used Danielsson's name, producing several albums. He also worked with big bands.

He played and recorded with, among others, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Stern, Billy Hart, Charles Lloyd, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leszek Możdżer, Joey Calderazzo, Gino Vannelli and Dave Kikoski.

Since 1980, he has released eight solo albums with the Lars Danielssons Quartet. In these albums, Alex Acuña, John Abercrombie, Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, Rick Margitza and Niels Lan Doky were featured.

As a producer, Danielsson has been responsible for productions with Cæcilie Norby and the Danish radio orchestra among others.


Year recorded Title Label Notes
2014 Liberetto II[1] ACT Music With Tigran Hamasyan, John Parricelli and Magnus Öström
2012 Liberetto[1] ACT Music With Tigran Hamasyan, Magnus Öström, Arve Henriksen and John Parricelli
2009 Tarantella[2][1] ACT Music With Leszek Możdżer, Mathias Eick, Eric Harland and John Parricelli
2007 Pasodoble[1] ACT Music With Leszek Możdżer
2006 Mélange Bleu[1] ACT Music With Bugge Wesseltoft and Nils Petter Molvær
2004 Libera Me[1][3] ACT Music With Nils Petter Molvær, Jon Christensen and Cæcilie Norby
1999 Time Unit Dragon Records With Anders Kjellberg (sv; de), Göran Klinghagen and Anders Persson (sv)
1997 Live At Visiones Dragon Records With Dave Liebman, Jon Christensen and Bobo Stenson
1997 Origo Curling Legs With John Abercrombie and Adam Nussbaum
1994 Continuation L+R Records With John Abercrombie and Adam Nussbaum
1995 European Voices Dragon Records
1994 Far North Curling Legs With Dave Liebman, Jon Christensen and Bobo Stenson
1992 Fresh Enough L+R Records With Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Bill Evans, Dave Liebman, Niels Lan Doky and Ulf Wakenius
1991 Poems Dragon Records
1990 Nightlight Royal Music With Alex Acuña
1987 Tiá Diá Royal Music With Alex Acuña, Lars Jansson, Ulf Jansson and David Wilczewski
1986 New Hands Dragon Records With Dave Liebman, Bobo Stenson and Jon Christensen

Also appears on[edit]

  • Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia (3CD, Nascente 2011)


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Lars Danielsson - Releases". ACT Music. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  2. ^ Kelman, John (1 March 2009). "Lars Danielsson: Tarantella (2009)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
  3. ^ Conrad, Thomas (October 2005). "Lars Danielsson - Libera Me". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 

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