Jacob karlzon 

WANDERLUST


 

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Swedish pianist Jacob Karlzon (born 1970) is a stylistically and musically well-travelled man. He has used classical piano pieces as vehicles for improvisation, shared stages with big names in jazz such as Kenny Wheeler, Billy Cobham, Norma Winstone, Dominic Miller, Till Brönner and Tim Hagans, even dabbled with his metal socialisation for the 2012 album "More", and let electronic elements set the pulse of his music on his albums "Now" and "Open Waters". 
Jacob Karlzon became known to a larger audience as the congenial accompanist of singer Viktoria Tolstoy. 
No wonder he prefers to call himself an 'alternative musician' rather than a pure jazzman, whatever that may be. 
But let there be no misunderstanding: Karlzon is still a jazz man. Some like to call him an extremist, who pushes his instrument to the edge of its possibilities with immense energy in one song, only to strike up tender or even tender tones in the next. He does this particularly impressively on stage, where he plays and juggles with genres, sounds, electronics, atmospheres and dynamics, breathtakingly and highly virtuosically, sometimes with muscular bravura, then again with fragile sensitivity, but always unflinchingly and with boundless curiosity. 

On his latest work "Wanderlust", released in spring 2022 via Warner Music, Jacob Karlzon takes the high art of the piano trio to a new level.

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