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Shadows And Rain


Swedish jazz pianist, singer and composer Maria Kvist's fourth full-length album Shadows And Rain presents a rich, enticing and honest programme of her original vocal and instrumental compositions in English as well as Swedish, including invigorating fresh takes on a few American jazz evergreens. Kvist's subtle and brilliant pianism is marvelously paired with her articulate and virtuosic voice, adding weight to how reviewers have likened her to a "Swedish Diana Krall", and her work as a sideman on the road with many prominent artists over the years have forged her into a complete and nuanced musician. Together with Linus Kåse's ardent jazz sax, Robert Erlandsson's driving bass and Isak Andersson's propelling drums, she creates a soundscape of pure nerve, fun and imagination. First-class guest performers Ann-Sofi Söderqvist on the fluegelhorn and Filip Jers on the harmonica add some extra spice to the proceedings. Shadows And Rain is a lyrical and moving exploration of Nordic jazz as well as a testament to Kvist's compositional skills and exceptional ability as a performer.


Maria Kvist, vocals/piano

Linus Kåse, saxophone

Robert Erlandsson, double bass

Isak Andersson, drums

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist, fluegelhorn

Filip Jers, harmonica

Recorded at Kultivator Studios, Stockholm, by Jonas Olofsson. Mixed and mastered by Linus Kåse. Produced by Maria Kvist and Linus Kåse. Executive production by Biim Frischenfeldt.

Official release date: March 15 2018.



1. Alive

2. The Masquerade Is Over

3. Hälsning

4. Mars Is Spinning

5. Cry Me A River

6. I Never Thought

7. All Seasons Change

8. Risen Fallen

9. Shadows And Rain

10. Vila Vid Ett Vatten


Total time: 60 mins. approx.


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