Storyville Records is releasing “A Good Time” a new album with Carsten Dahl Trio. The album was recorded during a festival titled “The Art of the Trio” celebrating the unique musical experiences the jazz trio format creates. The recording sparkles of joy and musicians who are comfortable in each other's company. Drummer Frands Rifbjerg and bass player Lennart Ginman both contribute with superb playing making this one of the most original piano trios in recent times.
“The music springs naturally from my spontaneous introductions. Our only reference point is that the music must feel good and we must have a good time, not only together but also with the audience.” says Carsten Dahl
This is Storyville’s third release with the trio. Carsten Dahl is one of Scandinavia’s leading pianists and has played with Ed Thigpen, Benny Golson, Eddie Gomez etc. Lennart Ginman is a popular Danish bass player and Frands Rifbjerg has been described in Danish media as an eminent drummer.
Carsten Dahl (p), Lennart Ginman (b), Frands Rifbjerg (dr)
Recorded live at Bryggeriets Hus, February 4, 2007.
"Nearly all the numbers on A Good Time will be familiar to Dahl aficionados, yet none have received such relaxed and warmly creative treatment as they are given here ..."
- Chris Mosey. (Read the whole review here)
"Fresh like the early morning sunshine!"
- George Harris (Read the full review here)
"Those who want to be less challenged [than by the more experimental Dahl releases - ed.], but in turn rejoice over the irresistable thrust from the music, a high improvisational level and a just as high instrumental capacity, should invest in this cd."
- Peter H. Larsen, Jazz Special, no. 141, p 77
"A Good Time is filled with abundance, playfully light and a really mulitfacetted album."
Ivan Rod (read the full review here)
spectacular and nuanced – with a strong rhythmic foundation and a pianist that displays so much energy and creativity, that you almost lose your breath.
- Kjeld Frandsen. (Orignal article here)
"Bassist Lennart Ginman and drummer Frands Rifbjerg mix it up well with Dahl giving him a solid rhythm platform to bounce off and adding their own forceful solo statements."
- Jerome Wilson