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Magnus Lindgren

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Magnus Lindgren

Award winning saxophonist, clarinet, and flute player, Magnus Lindgren has brought together some of the world’s top vocalists and musicians for his new album “Souls”. Recorded at New York’s legendary Clubhouse Studios, and with singers from Brazil, the US, the UK, and Sweden, the music takes us through a carefully crafted journey full of image, rhythm, and light.

This album represents a departure for the dynamic Swedish musician, integrating vocal melodies into what has been largely an instrumental repertoire. The title track “Souls”, with a haunting saxophone and a haunting vocal performance by Blue Note recording artist Gregory Porter sets the stage. “Dreaming in New York”, and the instrumentals “Creepin” and “Barcelona” swim along on Lindgren’s rolling saxophone riffs and the acoustic guitars of Leonardo Amuedo. “A Rainy Day” is a 70’s retro tune driven by the cool, laid-back performances of Matt Bianco’s Mark Reilly and brilliant newcomer, Sweden’s Anna Christoffersson, also featured on the upbeat “Change All the Time”. Magnus’ sax and flute walk us along with Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson through the bleak and beautiful “On a Sunday”. Brazilian legend Ivan Lins sings on “She Walks This Earth”, a tune of staccato guitars, playful rhythms from Morocco’s Rhani Krija, and Magnus Lindgren on flute. The concluding track, “Wrapped Around Your Finger” provides a throbbing, primal ‘tip of the hat’ to the long collaboration between Sting and this album’s producer and base player, Ira Coleman.

"For me this is a dream project, to have the opportunity to collect great musician friends and artists from all over the world.”

Watch his full show with Magnus & Friends at Jazz Baltica 2014. More info and music on his website.