Lars Danielsson is one of the top jazz bass players in Sweden. His deeply melodic playing has provided depth to the music of an international cast of jazz players including vocalist Caecilie Norby, saxophonist Rick Margitza, guitarist John Abercrombie, trumpet player Kenny Wheeler, and percussionist Trilok Gurtu. He recorded with Lars Jansson's Trio 84 and the Eternal Now and the Lars Jansson Trio. A member of Hans Ulrik's Jazzpar 99 Combo, which featured guitarist John Scofield and drummer Peter Erskine, Danielsson subsequently performed, along with saxophone/clarinet player Tony Coe, in Carsten Dahl's Jazzpar 2000 Combo.
Danielsson has garnered considerable acclaim as a bandleader. His 1994 album, Far North, featured accompaniment by soprano saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Bobo Stenson, and drummer Jon Christensen, while his 1997 album, Origo, was recorded with guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Adam Nussbaum. 2005's sparse and thoughtful Libera Me featured the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, 2007's Pasodoble relied heavily on the nimble hands of Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer, and 2009's Tarantella covered a whole range of genres, including Euro-classical chamber music and traditional Scandinavian folk. ~ Craig Harris