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Grattis Nils Landgren

Nils Landgren har tilldelats Tysklands Förtjänstordern, ”Bundesverdienstkreuz“ (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) av den tyska förbundspresidenten Frank-Walter Steinmeier, för sina insatser för jazzmusiken i Tyskland.

Priset överlämnades 13 juni 2019 av Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, Tysklands ambassadör i Sverige, vid en ceremoni i ambassadörens residens i Stockholm.

Vi säger grattis och firar med en kampanj på Nils Landgrens skivor från ACT – 30 % rabatt!
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Image Paint It Blue
German Jazz Award

Line Up:
The Funk Unit:
Nils Landgren - tb
Per Ruskträsk Johansson - sax
Henrik Janson - git
Esbjörn Svensson - keyboards
Magnum Coltrane Price - vocals, synth
Lars DK Danielsson - fender bass

plus:
Bernard Purdie - dr / Michael Brecker - ts
Randy Brecker - tp /Airto Moreira - perc
Till Brönner - tp / Marcio Doctor - perc
Steffen Schorn - bcl

Recorded by Geoffrey Peacey at Peer Studios, Hamburg,
May 1996
Produced by Anselm Kluge and Nils Landgren



119 kr (169 kr)
Image Swedish Folk Modern
"This duo album showcases Landgren's warm, assured elegance and Svensson's pellucid lyricism. Meditative, slightly melancholy mood music, faultlessly played and clearly deeply felt." (JAZZWISE, UK)

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone
Esbjörn Svensson - piano

Recorded by Jan Ugand at Atlantis Studio, Stockholm, Sweden on August 9 - 11, 1997
#14 recorded live in Prague, February 17, 2001
Mixed by Jan Ugand
Produced by Siegfried Loch


98 kr (139 kr)
Image 4 Wheel Drive
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Michael Wollny / piano
Lars Danielsson / bass & cello
Wolfgang Haffner / drums

It scarcely feels necessary to mention the pre-eminent status of all four of these artists, because that is evident from hearing the music. When Nils Landgren brings such feeling to his own melody “Le chat sur toit”, or when Michael Wollny dazzles with the bluesinfused piano solo in “Lady Madonna”; when “Polygon” opens with a bass intro from Lars Danielsson, or when Wolfgang Haffner sets up the power groove to propel “4WD”, then it’s clear what’s happening: four leading figures in European jazz who know each other well and who have appreciated each other’s work for many years have now got together. True, their paths have crossed many times before in all kinds of configurations, but here for the very first time are the four friends as a quartet. They decided to record an album together at the Nilento Studio in Gothenburg: “4 Wheel Drive”.

The title of the album reflects the equal role which each of the four musicians has had in setting the direction for the quartet. They take to the road together, both as superb soloists and as team players. In addition to one original composition from each of them, Landgren, Wollny, Danielsson and Haffner also decided that they would focus on four living creative forces from the recent history of music and interpret their tunes, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Phil Collins and Sting: So McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” becomes a subtly-lit jazz ballad. Freed from everything extraneous, and transformed by Wollny’s prepared piano, Billy Joel’s “She’s Always A Woman” is a mysterious and enraptured love song. The musicians interpret Genesis’ song “That’s All” as a collage of instrumental sound. And for Sting’s song about letting go, “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”, they find a fitting musical parallel: the freedom of jazz leads naturally to Landgren’s powerful trombone improvisation. The album is bookended with music from the fast lane: it opens with Wollny’s fast-paced showpiece “Polygon”, and closes with Danielsson’s “4WD”; he had Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in mind when he wrote this title track.

4 Wheel Drive: an ensemble with a high-performance four-cylinder engine, with all the gears meshing perfectly. And the fuel: jazz.


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Christmas With My Friends VI
Nils Landgren / trombone, vocals
Sharon Dyall / vocals
Jonas Knutsson / saxophon
Jeanette Köhn / vocals
Eva Kruse / bass
Jessica Pilnäs / vocals
Ida Sand / vocals, piano
Johan Norberg / guitar

"Christmas With My Friends VI" is a celebration, and everyone who enjoys exceptionally good Christmas songs from Bach to ABBA in new and characterful interpretations is most welcome to it. The established ensemble reinterprets also in the sixth issue Christmas songs from all over the world in a jazz spirit, bringing together the well-known with the less familiar, combining the cheerful with the contemplative.

119 kr (169 kr)
Image Unbreakable
1992 släppte Nils Landgren Funk Unit sitt första album Unit. Nu, 25 år senare, släpper de sitt elfte album – Unbreakable – och de är tajtare än någonsin.

Efter 25 år tillsammans, 10 album i ryggen och otaliga turnéer över hela världen är det tydligt att Funk Unit har en passion för att göra avtryck och sprida glädje. Unbreakable är ett album sprunget ur bandmedlemmarnas genuina kärlek till musiken och till varandra.

Musiken på Unbreakable är en del funk, en del jazz och rakt av en oemotståndlig partyplatta.

Denna gång gästas Funk Unit av musiklegendarerna Ray Parker Jr. (soloartist, låtskrivare, producent och musiker åt bla Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Barry White), Randy Brecker (trumpetare som bland annat spelat med Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius) och Tim Hagans (trumpetare och grammisnominerad musiker som bla spelat med Dexter Gordon, Yellowjackets och Norrbotten Big Band).

Medlemmarna i Funk Unit är var och en för sig tongivande musiker med en mängd sidoprojekt vid sidan om och med världen som arbetsplats. Detta är troligtvis den bidragande orsaken till att bandet låter mer sammansvetsat idag än någonsin förr. Dynamiken och det oemotståndliga groovet på Unbreakable är svår att stå emot.

”Vår musik är en egen symbios av influenser och egna infall blandat med en god portion improvisation på ett sätt som jag tänker mig är unik. Funk Unit har alltid arbetat som ett kollektiv; när vi skriver, när vi reser och när vi står på scen. Jag må vara grundaren och ansiktet utåt, men alla medlemmar i bandet har en egen stämma, en egen röst. När vi spelar in våra album i studio, spelar vi ALLTID tillsammans, live, i studion. Det du hör är rakt av det vi spelade, när vi spelade. Vi är Unbreakable - vi är Funk Unit.” säger Nils Landgren.

Unbreakable opens with the title song, Nils Landgren’s own composition. It begins with an unmistakeable guitar intro by Detroit funk legend Ray Parker Jr. (for the occasion an “Honorary Funk Unit member”) a funky riff that sets the pace for what’s to follow; a nonstop funk blowout.

Mr Redhorn, Nils Landgren would never, ever mess with a good recipe.Unbreakable opens with the title song, Nils Landgren’s own composition. It begins with an unmistakeable guitar intro by Detroit funk legend Ray Parker Jr. (for the occasion an “Honorary Funk Unit member”) a funky riff that sets the pace for what’s to follow; a nonstop funk blowout. The Funk Unit rhythm section is tighter than ever before and lays down a groove like no other band. The horn arrangements (by band member Jonas Wall) are exquisitely precise and the process of arranging, mixing and performing they have developed over the years is unique and totally their own. If you add to that an outstanding trombone player/lead vocalist you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians ever to hit the stage in Europe. Some funk, some jazz and some straight-out par...

line up
Nils Landgren Funk Unit:
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price / bass & vocals
Andy Pfeiler / guitar & vocals
Jonas Wall / saxes
Petter Bergander / keyboards
Robert Ikiz / drums

Honorary Funk Unit Member - Ray Parker Jr :
Guitar on Unbreakable,
Rockin’ After Midnight (& vocals),
Just A Kiss Away, Stars In Your Eyes
& Bow Down

Randy Brecker / trumpet on 06
Tim Hagans / trumpet on 09

119 kr (169 kr)
Image New Eyes on Martin Luther
Nils Landgren har samlat vännerna Jeanette Köhn, sopran, Magnus Lindgren, klarinett och flöjt, Johan Norberg, gitarr, och Eva Kruse, bas, för att uppmärksamma att den Lutherska reformationen fyller 500 år. Tillsammans med en barockorkester med tidstrogna instrument tolkar de barockens mästare på sitt eget vis. Ett spännande möte mellan jazz och klassisk musik!

Many have tried to combine jazz and classical music. Few have succeeded.In “New Eyes on Martin Luther” the ensembles have focused on the similarities instead of the differences, and have scrupulously avoided attempts at parody or postmodern extravagance.Everyone is just doing what they’re best at, and with the open tonality of the renaissance music, they have found the perfect meeting place and playground for it. Swedish soprano Jeanette Köhn together with a small ensemble (Johan Norberg guitar, Magnus Lindgren, flute and clarinet, Eva Kruse, bass) fronted by Nils Landgren, recorded their album “New Eyes On Baroque” with Swedish Radio Choir under the baton of Gustaf Sjökvist (2013) released on ACT: “… how well the timbres of soprano saxophone, trombone and guitar suit the original melodies. The effect in Handel's ’Gia nel seno’ and Pur...

119 kr (169 kr)
Image Christmas with my Friends - The Jubilee Collection
Christmas With My Friends are:
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Sharon Dyall / vocals
Jonas Knutsson / saxophones
Jeanette Köhn / vocals
Eva Kruse / bass
Jessica Pilnäs / vocals
Ida Sand / vocals & piano
Johan Norberg / guitars & kantele


Dear friends,

10 years of Christmas With My Friends lie behind us. Wow! But, how did it all begin?
Well, here is the story behind Christmas With My Friends:
I have been listening to music all year around since I was a toddler in the small country town of Degerfors in Sweden. My whole family was into
music and there were always someone who practised an instrument or played a record in the house. Great fun. At an early age I realized that
around Christmas, the whole musical climate changed drastically. Everything went on overload. “More is more” seemed to be the key. I liked it
up to the age of 14 but then I had enough of our annual Pat Boone sessions. Jingle Bells and Santa Claus everywhere.
I was still a music student when I at the age of 19 took the chance to become a professional musician and ever since at Christmas time, I asked
myself the same question: ‘Is there an antidote to all this?’ Very slowly and almost subconsciously I started to develop ideas for a different kind
of concept for Christmas music, free from arranged overload, jingle bells and big string sections. Many years later I felt ready to face my record
label chef Siggi Loch with the idea of making a Christmas album my way. Christmas With My Friends, reflecting my own idea of what Christmas
could be like, through the filters of my musical friends and myself. Siggi embraced the idea and after having made the choice of music and
musicians, we decided on recording a live concert both audio and video, in the beautiful medieval church of Odensala north of Stockholm. The
rest is as they say, history…
We went on tour with the first version of the band in 2006, with only one change: Bassist Eva Kruse replaced Lars Danielsson on the tour that
also featured singer Viktoria Tolstoy and guitarist Ulf Wakenius. On the recording, I had the idea of incorporating a trombone choir and my old
friend and fellow trombonist Walter Brolund helped me out in the best of ways. On tour, I hired trombone choirs all over Germany, sometimes
new every day. Hard work for me to rehearse, but a lot of fun as well.
On that first tour, we performed in Mannheim in the “Alte Feuerwache” on December 12. On that particular day we celebrate Lucia, the queen
of light all over Sweden. Big thing. We had decided to play the concert in traditional Lucia costumes, with Viktoria as Lucia for the first time in
her life, with a candle crown on her head and the rest of the girls as her maids with me, Johan, Jonas and Ulf Wakenius as stable boys. All in
white. The girls with glitter in their hair and candles in their hands, the boys with funny hats just like at home. Very Swedish indeed. We thought
it would be a great success but almost no one in the audience understood what was going on. They all stayed very quiet after we had marched
through the whole room singing Sankta Lucia, so we got out of the dresses, lights and hats as fast as we could and continued in our normal
concert clothes. It could have all stopped right after that introduction but luckily it did not, the performance was a success and now we can look
back on ten years of Christmas With My friends.
I think that none of us believed that Christmas With My Friends would turn out to be such a success and maybe that‘s why - just doing what we
wanted to do. Spreading joy through music, our way. Reflective, contemplative but not without humor and groove and always on the highest
musical level. Since the first concert in Odensala we have performed hundreds of concerts, moving audiences all over Germany and Sweden.
From the second album on, the band has been consisting of the same eight members and it is really a bliss to work with so much talent combined
with great friendship: Vocalists Jeanette Köhn, Sharon Dyall, Jessica Pilnäs and Ida Sand, who is also playing piano, my musical duo partner
since the mid eighties Johan Norberg on the guitar, Jonas Knutsson on saxes, above mentioned Eva Kruse on bass and myself. Why change a
winning team?
A big part of our success is of course Siggi Loch and our record company ACT in Munich who believed in me and the idea in the first place and
our agency Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion in Hamburg, where Ina Lieckfeldt has been working our tour schedules with great results.
At the end of the day, the audience decides if they want to join in or not and it seems like the decision is in our favor. Without all my Christmas
friends, none of this would have been possible. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and soul for ten wonderful years.
Merry Christmas!

Love,
Nils Landgren

415 kr (589 kr)
Image Christmas With My Friends V
line up
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Sharon Dyall / vocals
Jonas Knutsson / saxophones
Jeanette Köhn / vocals
Eva Kruse / bass
Jessica Pilnäs / vocals
Ida Sand / vocals, piano & school organ
Johan Norberg / guitars & kantele

Fans of Nils Landgren will know him as Mr. Redhorn. This dare-devil Action Man drives his Funk Unit heroically from the front, sweat bejewelling his forehead. That, however is just one of the many sides of this popular and immensely likeable Swedish trombonist and bandleader. The master of the in-the-pocket groove also has a much softer, more romantic side. This sentimental mode found its most natural and effective method of expression in a thought he had exactly ten years ago. Landgren’s idea was not just a good one, it was a keeper: he would gather good friends around him, and they would celebrate Christmas together, through music.

So, in 2006, on went the red satin dinner jacket for the very first time, and “Christmas With My Friends” was born. The concert in the ancient Odensala Church in Stockholm was recorded, and then issued as a CD. It was to prove the beginning of an unprecedented success story. Every two years, Landgren took himself off on a Christmas season tour, alternating between Sweden and Germany. Four albums have chronicled this developing story, and each of them has in its turn been awarded with the German Jazz Award. Three of them have gone platinum, and the most recent (so far, watch this space...) is currently gold. The press and the public got right behind these albums from the start. The widely-read German current affairs magazine Stern garlanded “Christmas With My Friends” with the description of “the most beautiful of all the Christmas CDs of the year,” praising its “unique, bright, sparkling, festive atmosphere that goes straight to the heart." Stern was just as fulsome in its recommendation of the second album: “Our verdict is still the same. This one also glistens like a starry Nordic winter night sky.” The UK critic Dave Gelly writing in the Observer has praised the albums as follows: “There is an irresistible feeling of serenity and calm about the whole thing”...” “Landgren’s concept of a Christmas album is so much more sophisticated than the norm that it's the only possible choice for this season” …. “The secret lies in the combination of simple intimacy, polished musicianship and a programme full of subtly chosen surprises.” A visit in person to one of these concerts, often held in resonant churches, almost always completely sold out, gives a sense of the special mood they create: in the audiences are always radiant expressions from blissfully happy faces, and to judge by the expressions one sees, the concerts seem to answer a need, to be everything one could ever dream of, the very best way to get completely carried along by the Christmas spirit.

119 kr (169 kr)
Image Christmas With My Friends V (LP)
line up
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Sharon Dyall / vocals
Jonas Knutsson / saxophones
Jeanette Köhn / vocals
Eva Kruse / bass
Jessica Pilnäs / vocals
Ida Sand / vocals, piano & school organ
Johan Norberg / guitars & kantele

Fans of Nils Landgren will know him as Mr. Redhorn. This dare-devil Action Man drives his Funk Unit heroically from the front, sweat bejewelling his forehead. That, however is just one of the many sides of this popular and immensely likeable Swedish trombonist and bandleader. The master of the in-the-pocket groove also has a much softer, more romantic side. This sentimental mode found its most natural and effective method of expression in a thought he had exactly ten years ago. Landgren’s idea was not just a good one, it was a keeper: he would gather good friends around him, and they would celebrate Christmas together, through music.

So, in 2006, on went the red satin dinner jacket for the very first time, and “Christmas With My Friends” was born. The concert in the ancient Odensala Church in Stockholm was recorded, and then issued as a CD. It was to prove the beginning of an unprecedented success story. Every two years, Landgren took himself off on a Christmas season tour, alternating between Sweden and Germany. Four albums have chronicled this developing story, and each of them has in its turn been awarded with the German Jazz Award. Three of them have gone platinum, and the most recent (so far, watch this space...) is currently gold. The press and the public got right behind these albums from the start. The widely-read German current affairs magazine Stern garlanded “Christmas With My Friends” with the description of “the most beautiful of all the Christmas CDs of the year,” praising its “unique, bright, sparkling, festive atmosphere that goes straight to the heart." Stern was just as fulsome in its recommendation of the second album: “Our verdict is still the same. This one also glistens like a starry Nordic winter night sky.” The UK critic Dave Gelly writing in the Observer has praised the albums as follows: “There is an irresistible feeling of serenity and calm about the whole thing”...” “Landgren’s concept of a Christmas album is so much more sophisticated than the norm that it's the only possible choice for this season” …. “The secret lies in the combination of simple intimacy, polished musicianship and a programme full of subtly chosen surprises.” A visit in person to one of these concerts, often held in resonant churches, almost always completely sold out, gives a sense of the special mood they create: in the audiences are always radiant expressions from blissfully happy faces, and to judge by the expressions one sees, the concerts seem to answer a need, to be everything one could ever dream of, the very best way to get completely carried along by the Christmas spirit.

133 kr (189 kr)
Image Some Other Time - A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
LINE UP:
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Janis Siegel / vocals
Jan Lundgren / piano
Dieter Ilg / bass
Wolfgang Haffner / drums

Right in time for Nils Landgren's 60th birthday celebration the most elaborate project of his unparalleled carrer will be published. This album includes the music of musiclas like "West Side Story and a phenomenal line-up, among others his All-Star band, Bochumer Symphoniker and singer Janis Siegel of the legendary "The Manhatten Transfer". Together with conductor and arranger Vince Mendoza they build a memorial for a friend of Jazz and great composer of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein.


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Some Other Time - A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (
LINE UP:
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Janis Siegel / vocals
Jan Lundgren / piano
Dieter Ilg / bass
Wolfgang Haffner / drums

Right in time for Nils Landgren's 60th birthday celebration the most elaborate project of his unparalleled carrer will be published. This album includes the music of musiclas like "West Side Story and a phenomenal line-up, among others his All-Star band, Bochumer Symphoniker and singer Janis Siegel of the legendary "The Manhatten Transfer". Together with conductor and arranger Vince Mendoza they build a memorial for a friend of Jazz and great composer of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein.


161 kr (229 kr)
Image Redhorn Collection
Two hours musical enjoyment with Mr. Redhorn and Maceo Parker, Brecker Brothers, Joe Sample, Roy Hargrove, Fred Wesley, Ray Parker Jr., Bernard Purdie, Till Brönner, Rigmor Gustafsson, Ida Sand, Esbjörn Svensson, Lars Danielsson, Per Ruskträsk Johansson, Magnum Coltrane Price, Magnus Lindgren, Wolfgang Haffner, Michael Wollny, NDR Bigband amongst others.


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Christmas With My Friends IV
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Sharon Dyall / vocals & harmonica
Jonas Knutsson / baritone & soprano sax
Jeanette Köhn / vocals
Eva Kruse / bass
Jessica Pilnäs / vocals
Ida Sand / piano, vocals & glockenspiel
Johan Norberg / guitar & kantele


And year after year it rings out at Christmastime: Nils Landgren's "Christmas With My Friends" ensemble is a loyal companion for the most wonderful time of the year. The fourth edition again presents a diverse selection of international, Swedish, traditional and modern carols and atmospheric secular popular songs, with the familiar hushed and intimate mood we have come to know and love.


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Eternal Beauty
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Michael Wollny / piano
Johan Norberg / guitars
Lars Danielsson / upright bass & cello on 03
Rasmus Kihlberg / drums
Lisa Nilsson / vocals on For Your Love


"Never change a winning team" they say, and so it was that for his new vocal and ballad project, " Eternal Beauty", Landgren once again reverted to this select band of brothers around Michael Wollny and Lars Danielsson. Musical diamonds like „Isn't It A Pity" by George Harrison, „Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister and Tina Turner's Hit "We Don't Need Another Hero" shine in jazzy "Eternal Beauty".
"På den nya skivan "Eternal beauty" (ACT music) har han satt samman ett nytt dream team för just det slags musik som spänner mellan stillsamt känsliga ballader och skönt sugande rytmer. Alla nummer på skivan har kärlek och kärleksrelationer som tema och särskilt magiskt klingar klassiska "Green fields" i Landgrens tappning. Utsökt duosång med Lisa Nilsson i "For your love" och en speciell hyllning tillägnas bortgångne vännen och pianisten Esbjörn Svensson i dennes underbart vackra "Love is real".
LO Rindberg, Länstidningen


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Teamwork
The Funk Unit is:
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price / bass & vocals
Magnus Lindgren / woodwinds & vocals
Jonas Wall / woodwinds & vocals
Sebastian Studnitzky / keyboards & trumpet
Andy Pfeiler / guitar & vocals
Robert Ikiz / drums

Special Guests:
Joe Sample / rhodes solo on 05
Wilton Felder / tenor sax solo on 08
Till Brönner / trumpet solo on 06



Produced by Magnum Coltrane Price & Nils Landgren
Recorded by Janne Hansson, February 7 - 10, 2013 at Atlantis Studio Stockholm
Mixed by Magnum Coltrane Price
Mastered by Hoffe Stannow at Cosmos Mastering Stockholm

This might well be the best Funk Unit that Nils Landgren has had gathered around him since 2010: technically outstanding, this is a group of team players who combine well with a great groove connection.


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Teamwork (LP)
VINYL

Line Up:
The Funk Unit is:
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price / bass & vocals
Magnus Lindgren / woodwinds & vocals
Jonas Wall / woodwinds & vocals
Sebastian Studnitzky / keyboards & trumpet
Andy Pfeiler / guitar & vocals
Robert Ikiz / drums

Special Guests:
Joe Sample / rhodes solo on 2-01
Wilton Felder / tenor sax solo on 3-01
Till Brönner / trumpet solo on 2-02
LIRA / vocals on 1-03

This might well be the best Funk Unit that Nils Landgren has had gathered around him since 2010: technically outstanding, this is a group of team players who combine well with a great groove connection. James Brown meets Parliament meets Crusaders meets Funk Unit: that's one way you could describe the musical concept on "Teamwork". It is pure party feeling, the notes whirl coolly through the ranks, superb horn sets alternate with ecstatic solos, dance beats, smooth vocals and strong melodies, but there is also time for elegance and heartfelt blues. "Teamwork" is all that and then some, played by a dream team of sweat-inducing funk workers with soul in their blood.

"I felt that Funk Unit had so much more to give," recalls team captain Landgren, whose funk formation still shows no signs of fatigue even after 8 albums. With "Teamwork", this star player puts more emphasis on the skill of the collective, and pursues the same creative strategy that made funk legends like James Brown and George Clinton's Parliament great: go with the flow, follow where the groove takes you. "Hours of jamming preceded the recording sessions. We just turned the recorder on and played. Magnum Coltrane Price and Robert Ikiz laid the groove foundation that inspired us to new melodies and horn riffs. Then we checked out what we'd recorded together: where is there potential, where is there a great melody, which riffs get under your skin? It was like panning for gold. The songs emerged bit by bit. Then we went into the Atlantis Studio in Stockholm, where ABBA once recorded their unforgettable hits." The result is an album that wasn't planned or calculable, but that was born live, so to speak. Nothing sounds deliberate, it's all organic.


182 kr (259 kr)
Image The Moon, The Stars And You (Collectors Edition)
Nils Landgren, trombone & vocals
Michael Wollny, piano
Lars Danielsson, bass
Rasmus Kihlberg, drums

Special Guests:
Joe Sample, piano; Joao Bosco, guitar & vocals; Richard Galliano, accordion; Steve Gadd, drums; Cæcilie Norby, vocals; Johan Norberg, guitar

One of Germany's most widely read magazines - Brigitte - described Nils Landgren's 2011 album The Moon, The Stars And You as a record "of timeless beauty". Renowned newspaper ueddeutsche even commented on the CD: "It probably shows Landgren on the peak of his art". Now the much-loved album is rereleased in a Collectors Edition including an exclusive Live-DVD. The original album gains its particular atmosphere out of a big but still subtle production featuring the NDR Big Band and Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

The whole spectrum of the different moods of the album - meditative, longing, occasionally funky yet continuously inspired and swinging - is presented in a more intimate setting in the concert in Stockholm in 2011. Landgrens band featuring German jazz pianist Michael Wollny, Swedish bassstar Lars Danielsson and Rasmus Kihlberg on drums, perfectly interacts whereby "it is almost impossible not to be carried away by the charm of this music. (German magazine Stern).

The Moon, The Stars And You is the sequel to Landgrens highly successful Sentimental Journey and a real concept album. Jazz has always had a certain fascination for the moon. After love, it is one of the more common topics for jazz standards, and for Nils Landgren is no exception. "The moon and the stars are just wonderful to look at - especially with someone special. The moon is closely connected with love," says Landgren, showing his romantic side. "I knew that there are so many good songs about the moon to choose from." These songs include jazz standards, such as Henry Mancini's Moon River or Herbie Hancock's Stars in Your Eyes, as well as folk and pop songs like Kris Kristofferson's Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends or Moonshadow by Cat Stevens, and he also includes South American song by Kurt Weill called Holofotes alongside his own compositions.


161 kr (229 kr)
Image The Moon, The Stars And You
Line Up:
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Michael Wollny / piano
Lars Danielsson / bass
Rasmus Kihlberg / drums

Special Guests:
Joe Sample / piano
João Bosco / guitar & vocals
Richard Galliano / accordion
Steve Gadd / drums
Caecilie Norby / vocals
NDR Bigband & Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Produced by Nils Landgren & Siggi Loch


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Funk For Life
Mr. Redhorn is grooving in proven Funk Unit manner for a good cause: 1 euro from each sold CD will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières Sweden for a project in Kibera (Nairobi).

For further project information, photos and video please visit www.funkforlife.com


Line Up:
Nils Landgren / trombone, vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price / bass, vocals
Magnus Lindgren / woodwinds, background vocals
Jonas Wall / woodwinds, background vocals
Sebastian Studnitzky / keyboards, trumpet, background vocals
Andy Pfeiler / guitar, vocals
Robert Mehmet Ikiz / drums, background vocals
Wolfgang Haffner / drums (when 2 drummers)

All songs written and arranged by the Nils Landgren Funk Unit

Produced by Magnum Coltrane Price
Co-produced by Nils Landgren

Recorded at Hansa Studios Berlin on June 9 - 12, 2009 by Jan Ugand, Fredi Janz & Arne Schumann

Additional recordings at The Beatbox, Manges basement, Andy's dungeon, Sebastian's pad, and Kibera

Mixed at LUV studios Paris between September 30 - October 8, 2009 by Magnum Coltrane Price & Gordon Cyrus

Mastered by Hoffe at Cosmos Stockholm


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Chapter Two 2
Re-release of the legendary second album of the duo "Chapter Two"

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - lead vocals, trombone, trumpet
Johan Norberg - guitar, backup vocals, accordion

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mikael Lyander at Sandkvie Studio
Additional mastering: Claes Persson
Produced by Johan Norberg, Nils Landgren, Mikael Lyander


91 kr (129 kr)
Image Christmas With My Friends II
Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone, vocals
Jeanette Köhn - vocals
Jessica Pilnäs - vocals
Sharon Dyall - vocals
Ida Sand - piano, vocals
Jonas Knutsson - saxophones
Johan Norberg - guitar, kantele
Eva Kruse - bass

Recorded by Janne Hansson at Atlantis Studio, Stockholm, Sweden and by Johan Norberg at Studio Krubaston at Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed by Johan Norberg
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Johan Norberg
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Licence To Funk
"If the Nils Landgren Funk Unit continues to record albums this good, their title-giving licence will never be revoked" (ALLMUSIC.COM)

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone & vocals
Ray Parker Jr. - guitar & vocals
Ida Sand - keyboards & vocals
Magnus Lindgren - sax, flute & vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price - bass & vocals
Wolfgang Haffner - drums & vocals

Recorded at Altantis Studios Stockholm by Ranne Hansson on April 10 - 13, 2007 and by Stefan Boman on April 14, 2007
Additional recordings by Magnum Coltrane Price at Jazz Stockholm & The Beatbox, Stockholm and by Oliver Bergner at NDR Studio 1, Hamburg
Mixed by Magnum Coltrane Price at The Beatbox, Stockholm
Analog Mastering by Björn Almstedt at Cuttingroom, Stockholm
Produced by Magnum Coltrane Price and Nils Landgren
Co-Produced by Ray Parker Jr.


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Christmas With My Friends
Also available on DVD: Nils Landgren Christmas Concert With My Friends (ACTDVD 99019)

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone, vocals
Viktoria Tolstoy - vocals
Jeanette Köhn - vocals
Sharon Dyall - vocals
Ida Sandlund - vocals, piano
Bugge Wesseltoft - piano
Lars Danielsson - bass, cello
Johan Norberg - guitar
Ulf Wakenius - guitar
Jonas Knutsson - saxophone
Anders Bromander - church organ
Walter Brolund Trombone Choir

Further Musicians:
Walter Brolund Trombone Choir:
Walter Brolund, Anton Grandert, Olov Wimark, Eric Svensson, Erik Eriksson

Recorded on December 4, 2005 at Odensala Medieval Church, Märsta / Stockholm, Sweden
"Maybe This Christmas" was recorded by Johan Norberg
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Lasse Nilsson, Nilento Studio, Gothenburg
Assistant engineer: Bo Savik
Project coordination: Walter Brolund
Producer: Nils Landgren


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Christmas Concert With My Friends
"Surely the best Christmas jazz DVD ever!" (JAZZ REVIEW, UK)

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone, vocals
Viktoria Tolstoy - vocals
Jeanette Köhn - vocals
Sharon Dyall - vocals
Ida Sandlund - vocals, piano
Bugge Wesseltoft - piano
Lars Danielsson - bass, cello
Johan Norberg - guitars
Ulf Wakenius - guitars
Anders Bromander - church organ
Walter Brolund Trombone Choir

Further Musicians:
Walter Brolund Trombone Choir:
Walter Brolund, Anton Grandert, Olov Wimark, Eric Svensson, Erik Eriksson

Recorded live at Odensala Medieval Church, Stockholm-Märsta, Sweden on December 4, 2005
Music recorded, mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson, Nilento Studio, Göteborg, Sweden
Assistant Engineer: Bo Savik
Filmed by Barracuda Film & Television AB
Coordination: Walter Brolund
Produced by Nils Landgren

PAL 16:9
Sound: Stereo PCM, Dolby Digital, dts
Regional Code: 0


168 kr (239 kr)
Image Creole Love Call
"Sample and the band play tight and tasteful ... Landgren brought a lot of his own enthusiasm to this project and that carries the music." (JAZZ TIMES, US)

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone and vocals
Joe Sample - grand piano, Fender Rhodes
Ray Parker Jr. - guitar and vocals
Chris Severin - acoustic bass
Raymond Weber - drums
Lenny Castro - percussion

Special Guest:
Charmaine Neville - vocals

Further Musicians:
The Piety Street Band, "Big Sam" Sammie Williams, Leon ''Kid Chocolate'' Brown, Kirk Joseph, Nick Sample, Anthony Brown, Andrew Baham

Recorded by Paul Mitchell at Piety Street Recording, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on May 22 - 25, 2005
Protools and assistant engineer by Wes Fontenot
Mixed and Mastered by Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studios
on May 28 - June 4, 2005
Produced by Nils Landgren


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Image Funky ABBA
Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone and vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price - vocals, microphone poetry and additional synthesizers
Henrik Janson - guitar
Jesper Nordenström - keyboards
Roberto Di Gioia - keyboards
Lars DK Danielsson - Fender bass
Wolfgang Haffner - all drums & backing vocals on SOS
Per Lindvall - drums on #7, #11
Karl-Martin Almqvist - tenor saxophone

Special Guests:
Till Brönner - trumpet and additional horn arrangement on #2
Sharon Dyall - vocals on #3, #7
Viktoria Tolstoy - vocals on #6, #12
Alex Papaconstantinou - bouzouki on #3
Nimo - co-flow on #8

Very Special Guest:
Benny Andersson - piano on #12

Recorded by Stefan Boman at Polar Studio A at Stockholm, September 1 - 4, 2003
Additional recording by Magnum Coltrane Price at Budzilla Studios
Mixed by Stefan Boman with MCP, Nils Landgren and Bo Reimers at Polar Studios, October 23 - 27, November 11 and 17, 2003
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Nils Landgren & Magnum Coltrane Price


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Image Fonk Da World
Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone, fluegelhorn, vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price - Fender bass, rap and vocals, synthesizers
Jesper Nordenström - Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B3 organ, synthesizers
Robert Östlund - guitars, Hammond B3 organ solo on ''Calvados'', synthesizer, vibraphone
Niklas Gabrielsson - drums, vocals, congas on '' Fonk da world''

Guest Unit:
Magnus Öström - percussion
Per Ruskträsk Johansson - alto saxophone
Esbjörn Svensson - Fender Rhodes piano on '' What's up, What's up'','' Booty Rock'' and ''New Morning''
Oscar Traugott - Handclaps on ''What's up, What's up''

Recorded and mixed by Jan Ugand at Nord Studio 3 Stockholm, Sweden in June 2001
"Calvados" and "Riders on the storm" recorded by Fredrik Andersson
Produced by Esbjörn Svensson


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Image The First Unit
Line Up:
The Unit:
Nils Landgren (tb, vocals)
Henrik Jansson (git,)
Jesper Mejlvang (rhodes, keys)
Lars DK Danielsson (bass)
Per Lindvall (drums)

Further Musicians:
Guest Unit: Michael Ruff, Nadia Ruff, Leslie Smith, Søs Fenger, Mija Folkesson, Margaretha Folkesson, Niklas Medin, Martin Johnsson, David Wilczewski, Leif Lindvall, Mr. Mad Dog, Sweet Bernhard Löhr, Bruce Swedien

Recorded by Leif Allansson at Europa Studios, Stockholm, 1992
Except track #1 recorded by Håkan Wollgård
Vocals and snare drum on track #7 recorded by Bruce Swedien at Westviking Recorderers, Los Angeles
Mixed by Leif Allansson at Europa Studios
Except tracks #2, #4, #7 and #10 mixed by Bruce Swedien at Westviking Recorderers
Mastered at Cutting Room, Sweden


91 kr (129 kr)
Image Layers Of Light
"The evocative melodies are given a luminous, often gorgeously treatment, with Landgren's sonorous trombone floating sweetly over and around Svensson's deft, consistently inventive promptings on piano." (JAZZWISE, UK)

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone
Esbjörn Svensson - piano

Recorded at Rainbow Studios, Oslo - Norway on
December 2 - 3, 1999
Engineered and mastered by Jan-Erik Kongshaug,
24 bit digital supermapping
Produced by Siegfried Loch


119 kr (169 kr)
Image 5000 Miles
"Nils Landgren is one good reason for a jazz-funk renaissance" (THE GUARDIAN, UK)

Line Up:
The Funk Unit :
Nils Landgren - Trombone & Vocals
Per Ruskträsk Johansson - Saxes & wooden flute
Robert Östlund - Guitars & Hammond organ
Esbjörn Svensson - Fender Rhodes, Grand piano & Keybords,
Magnum Coltrane Price - Fender bass & Vocals
Janne Robertson - Drums

Guest Unit:
Henrik Janson - Guitar
Johan Norberg - Sitar guitar
Åke Sundqvist - Percussion
Magnus Öström - Percussion
Dan Berglund - Accoustic Bass

Special guests:
Don Alias - Percussion
Till Brönner - Fluegelhorn
Roy Hargrove - Trumpet and Fluegelhorn
Tim Hagans - Trumpet
Viktoria Tolstoy - Vocals
Fred Wesley (BMF) - Trombone

Recorded by Jan Ugand at Atlantis Studios, Stockholm between March 1998 and July 1999
Additional recordings made at Nord Studios, Stockholm, Park Studios, Tutzing, Germany, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
Hit Factory in N.Y.C. USA and Westviking Studios, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
Mixed by Bruce Swedien at Westviking Studios
Mastered by Claes Persson at CRP Recording, Stockholm
Produced by Siegfried Loch with Nils Landgren


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Ballads
Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone & vocals
Bobo Stenson - piano
Palle Danielsson - bass
Anders Kjellberg - drums
Joakim Milder - tenorsax
Johan Norberg - guitar
e.s.t. Esbjörn Svensson Trio:
Esbjörn Svensson - piano, Dan Berglund - bass, Magnus Öström - drums

Recorded at Europa Studio 3 in March 1993 except #1 recorded at Atlantis Studio, Stockholm, Sweden
Engineered by Leif Allansson except #6, 8 engineered by Jan Ugand
Mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Produced by Siegfried Loch #1, Johan Norberg and Nils Landgren #2-11


119 kr (169 kr)
Image Gotland
A music of great "inner-strength" - the other side of the Nordic trombone funk-master.

Line Up:
Nils Landgren - trombone
Tomasz Stanko - trumpet
Anders Eljas & Claus Bantzer - organ

Recorded at Oskarskyrkan, Stockholm and in St. Johannis Kirche, Hamburg (#1, 4, 10)
Engineer: Leif Allansson, Stockholm & Martin Wieprecht (Hamburg)
Mastered by Radu Marinescu at Liquid Gold
Produced by Nils Landgren and Siegfried Loch



119 kr (169 kr)
Image Live in Stockholm
Line Up:
Nils Landgren Funk Unit:
Nils Landgren - Trombone and Lead Vocals
Henrik Janson - Guitar
Jesper Mejlvang - Keyboards and Vocals
Lars DK Danielsson - Fender Bass
Per Lindvall - Drums, Percussion and Trumpet
Åke Sundqvist - Drums, Percussion and Trumpet
Jan Ugand - Sound Wiz

Special Guests:
Maceo Parker - alto sax, vocals
Magnum Coltrane Price - rap & vocals

Recorded live at the Jazz and Bluesfestival in Stockholm
on July 4, 1994 and at Jazzclub Fasching on July 5 - 6, 1994
Recording Engineers: Jan Ugand and Erik Olhester
Assistant engineer: Pavel Lucki
Mixed and Mastered by Bernhard Lööhr at Polar Studios
Produced by Henrik Janson, Jan Ugand and Nils Landgren
for Tromben Productions ab 1994 in cooperation with the Jazz Baltica Organisation, Kiel, Germany



91 kr (129 kr)
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