Jan Gunnar Hoff – Stories (2016) [FLAC 24bit/352,8kHz]

Jan Gunnar Hoff – Stories (2016)
Digital eXtreme Definition FLAC Stereo (tracks) 24-bit/352,8 kHz | Time – 56:57 minutes | 2,58 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: klicktrack.com | Artwork: Digital booklet | © 2L, Lindberg Lyd

“Music for me, as pianist and composer, is a quest for depth and a quest to find a bridge between my emotions and the piano. When I begin I am uncertain about where the journey will take me and how it will end. It is important that compositions and improvisations constitute a natural whole. And classic songs like “God Only Knows” are stories and they must be told in a personal manner. Putting it all together in an album is exciting and rewarding.” — Jan Gunnar Hoff

STORIES is Jan Gunnar Hoff’s third solo piano album on the 2L label and is a sequel to his critically acclaimed album LIVING from 2013. On the new release Hoff stretches his creative abilities, presenting contrasting compositions and improvisations, in a distinctly personal mixture. Some of the pieces are meditative and expressive, while others have a strong rhythmic vibe. Stories also displays Hoff as an arranger, presenting versions of classics like “God Only Knows” and the traditional Swedish folk song “Vrmlandsvisan”.


1.Värmlandsvisan – 4:39
2.The Elder – 4:49
3.Playground – 3:34
4.God Only Knows – 3:56
5.Absence – 3:46
6.Figment I – 2:49
7.Good Things – 3:19
8.Answer Me – 4:23
9.Figment II – 2:50
10.Within – 4:36
11.Stranger – 2:52
12.Blossom – 5:04
13.Figment III – 2:01
14.Journey Home – 3:47
15.Reminiscence – 4:39