The Unrecorded Fox Lasse Lindgren Big Constellation
- 1Down Home Feelin'03:36
- 2God Bless the Child07:04
- 3It's Too Late04:06
- 4Soul Brothers04:01
- 5Didn't We04:45
- 7You've Got a Friend02:53
- 8El Vendre07:20
- 9Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me04:21
- 10Wichita Lineman04:18
- 11Doo's Blues05:42
- 12The Thomas Crown Affair04:42
- 13You've Made Me So Very Happy03:58
- 14By the Time I Get to Phoenix03:22
- 15Return to MacArthur Park06:17
- 16Eleanor Rigby07:31
Info for The Unrecorded Fox
Lasse Lindgren writes of his new release: “Spirits 1 was a tribute to Maynard Ferguson, one of my great trumpet heroes. We were able to record this thanks to my very good friend and manager Ernie Garside and my “Big Constellation”. When it became apparent that Ernie was in possession of a large collection of unrecorded MF-material, the idea was born for a follow-up album. It turned out to be a brilliant mix of arrangements that was not only enough for one but even a double album and so I thought, OK why not? My goal is to play the music in my own way, in a personal, creative process. I am not trying to be MF or copy him, which would be both impossible and uninteresting. I just want to be myself and, together with wonderful fellow- musicians, help to keep the music alive, as it rightly deserves. Maynard was often called “The Fox”, so here it is - SPIRITS 2 - THE UNRECORDED FOX.”
Lasse Lindgren Big
“I was born in 1962 in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was there, aged five, in front of the family radio, that I was enchanted by the sound of Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. I will never forget it. When I was nine I was given the first trumpet of my own and began to take lessons. I studied at the music departments of the high schools of Ljungskile 1980–81 and Ingesund 1981–83 and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1984–86.”
Lasse Lindgren worked busily as a freelance jazz-and-lead trumpeter during his years as a music student and in the years following during the ‘80s when he lived in Stockholm. The first band under Lasse’s own leadership was called “Outfront” and this was followed by another that among its activities toured with valve-trombonist and composer Bob Brookmeyer.
Lasse then started to build a family and moved to Sandviken, working as jazz-and-lead trumpeter with Sandviken Big Band 1989–1997. He also performed in the same role with Bohuslän Big Band 1991–1997 and in the following years with the Danish Radio Big Band (later “Jazz Orchestra”) 1997–2000.
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