With the “Christmas With My Friends” concert recording a long-time dream come true for me.I have always wanted to perform these songs of joy, but in my own way and with good friends as company, being able to concentrate on the music without any boundaries. It is with great pride and happiness that I am presenting this Christmas concert to you. It is the Christmas I dreamed of as a kid and I kept on dreaming till I got the chance to fulfil it and now it ́s here, right in front of me and you. I am as happy as a kid on Christmas Eve when the gifts are handed out (yes, that ́s the way we do it in Sweden). The music on this recording is a choice of songs that I have come across during all the years of dreaming of making this project. ~ Nils Landgren
Sentimental Journey is the proof that Nils Landgren is not only a world class trombonist and bandleader but a singer with heart and soul as well
What is Funk? Funk is Soul with the resources of Jazz: the fluid boundaries between religious service and a party. Paint It Blue is possibly Nils Landgren’s most lavish record to date and with some certainty also his best. Landgren’s playing is cool and smooth, with warmth, temperament and thought. Here his sound combines organically with everything he surrounds himself with. The album sounds as if the recordings for it were a pure joy for all participants. Nils Landgren has the prerequisite for serious fun, the gift of intelligent serenity.
Produced by Siegfried Loch Recorded August 9-11, 1997, Atlantis Studio, Stockholm, Sweden Rec. and mix by Jan Ugand
"A work of trio virtuosity of uncommon brilliance"