Lars Danielsson


The Swedish cellist and bassist Lars Danielsson (born 1958) has an inimitable sound, which comes both from his background and from his classical education. Danielsson is one of the most in-demand bass players in the world and has played with a virtually endless phalanx of international stars like Michael and Randy Brecker, John Scofield and Charles Lloyd. His singing, warm, melodic and highly cultivated sound is recognisable in an instant. His music as leader is characterised by his unparalleled talent for simple and catchy melodies, by his feel for sounds and arrangements, and by his flair for putting together very special groups of musicians – with major stars the likes of Leszek Mozdzer, Tigran, Magnus Öström, Arve Henriksen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Eric Harland and many more, appearing on Danielsson’s albums time and time again.