REVIEWS

 

Anders Paulsson – Press Clips

“A champion of the soprano saxophone” – Music Journal, USA “An exceptional saxophonist” – Kulturspiegel, Luxembourg “The combination of saxophone, organ and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is not on the face of it an enticing proposition. But how agreeably the soprano saxophone as played by Anders Paulsson floated through this vast and gloomy space on Sunday evening” – New York Times, USA “Superb!” – New York Newsday, USA “Paulsson’s Bach-playing was like a miracle. The audience went wild.” – Vakka-Suomen Sanomat, Finland “The Swedish equivalent to Wynton Marsalis / Sveriges svar på Wynton Marsalis” – Nya Wermlandstidningen “The strong moments of this concert were the very expressive saxophone solos by Anders Paulsson. Gifted with exceptional concentration and sensitivity he succeeded in distilling the most demanding sonorities with a natural refinement” – Kulturspiegel, Luxembourg “The most exciting part of the concert was Paulsson´s masterful playing of the Luciano Berio Sequenza 7. Charged with the most extreme virtuosity and multiphonic possibilities, the performance left the audience breathless.” – Turun Sanomat, Finland “Paulsson´s languid, melancholy tone conjures up visions of water-meadows in the midnight sun – pure but ephemeral. His uncanny ability to evoke the sound of the oboe, clarinet and even an English horn on soprano sax alone is nothing short of amazing”. – Cadence, USA “In spite of incredibly good performances by the other soloists they all faded when Paulsson´s sound captured the hall” – Kultingen, Sweden “The most discriminating listener could conclude that we were dealing with a world class artist. Anders Paulsson has a rare musical gift and complete technical mastery of his instrument. Paulsson´s tone has the clarity, beauty and precision of a laser beam.” – Hallands Nyheter “Swinging hard!” “Anders Paulsson has one leg in classical music and one in jazz and he succeeds in combining them to an art that is both fascinating and delightful. These are careful renditions yet without the obsequiousness that sometimes characterizes the intercourse with the great masters. It is personal music on a stable ground and as I said, it is extremely delightful.” – NV Skånes Tidningar “Paulsson´s own compositions felt like logical continuations of the music of Ellington and Gershwin. Younger, with more weight and agitation yet with the same basic confidence” – Skaraborgs Läns Allehanda “Anders Paulsson is deeply committed to the global work for a more ecological society. The soprano saxophone is in his hands an instrument that reconnects us to the spirit of Creation and Wholeness” – Skövde Nyheter “The soprano saxophone is in the hands of Anders Paulsson the ultimate wind instrument – like a top-trimmed racing car.” – Södermanlands Nyheter “The genuinenes of Paulsson´s music making strikes the listener as though it were musical truth. He has the talent of communicating beyond the instrument with a personality that shines” – Dala Demokraten “Paulsson`s soprano saxophone playing paves the way for new music” – Göteborgsposten “Anders Paulsson´s saxophone playing comes from the depths of his soul and finds its way to the most intimate part of the listener´s soul” – Smålandsposten “Anders Paulsson´s dazzling performance made the Mozart concerto sound so authentic – as if Mozart had a special knowledge of the soprano saxophone. Anders Paulsson is a musical giant.” – Katrineholmskuriren “Does Anders Paulsson at all understand the meaning of the words `technically difficult´? There seems to be no limits to what he can do with his instrument. Paulsson is the King of the soprano saxophone.” – Falukuriren Danjugan Sanctuary – CD / CD-ROM “Music that is stimulating and makes you feel good! / Musik som stimulerar och gör en på bra humör. A cd where the music contains many dimensions / En skiva där musiken innehåller många dimensioner. A terrific jazz musician! / En ypperlig jazzmusiker” – Jan Backenroth, Skaraborgs Läns Allehanda “A declaration of love to Danjugan Island / En kärleksförklaring till ön Danjugan.” – Per-Henrik Cellton,Oskarshamnstidningen “A tribute to the beauty of the coral reeves / en hyllning till korallrevens mjuka, vackra och färgrika djurliv. This is a cd for the whole world to take to heart / Det här är en cd för hela världen att ta till sig.” – Lennart Götesson, Dala-Demokraten “The most beautiful sopranosax playing I’ve ever heard! A golden warm timbre in an enormous range!” – Upsala Nya Tidning “Paulsson opens a new world of sounds / Paulsson öppnar nya klangvärldar” – Lo Rindberg, Länstidningen Östersund “Heavenly beautiful / Gudomligt vackert.” – Åsa Ericsdotter, UNT “…incredibly skilful playing / Paulssons saxofonspel är oerhört skickligt.” – Jan Strand, Orkesterjournalen “Jazz beyond category / Jazz bortom allt genretänkande” – Uppsala Nya Tidning

22 thoughts on “REVIEWS

  1. Tack för att du är den du är. Att få musicera i ditt andliga fält är ju alltid en ynnest!
    Hans Ove Olsson
    Huddinge Kyrka 28 April 2010

  2. Cher Anders,
    Bien recu ton dernier CD j´ai écouté immédiatement. Superbe!
    Et superbe à plus d´un point de vue !
    Je l´aime beaucoup, en particulier pour la réflexion que l´on sent à fleur des interprètations.
    Tu communiques avec une grande simplicité tes points de vue, ce qui leur donne une personnalité excellente, une force pénétrante portée par la beauté du son et du reste.
    Tout cela fascine par l´intelligence de la compréhension, l´intelligibilité du jeu, la sincerité de
    l´engagement. Comme la verité.
    Du grand art, cher Anders ! Bravo encore. Bravo une fois de plus, et merci.
    Merci du fond du coeur. Felicitations !

    Bien affectueusement

    Jean-Marie LONDEIX
    9, Rue de Mulhouse
    F-33000 Bordeaux

  3. Your CD is a capolavore masterpiece!
    You are doing something great for the saxophone. Please keep up the fantastic work!
    It is very important to be able to listen to such fine soprano playing. Our students were so inspired.
    It is exactly the fact that You share Your talents with others by putting them on CD that makes You a fabulous performer and an incredible teacher.
    Massimo Mazzoni, Italy
    http://www.italiansaxophonequartet.com

  4. Tack för en oförglömlig konsert i Engelbrekt i söndags. Det var en verklig upplevelse att höra och musicera med dig. Du är en sann världsartist. Och du är enastående som kompositör också – det var några verkliga smycken, såväl som idéer som i genomförande.

    Lycka till framöver!

    Esbjörn Eriksson
    Engelbrekts kammarkör – tenor

  5. Du är i sanning en RIKTIG musiker!
    Det är inte ofta man får uppleva sånt som vi alla fick vara med om igår.
    Vilket artisteri!

    Det fanns många höjdpunkter i går men min favorit var nog Piazzola.
    Vilken nerv!

    Som sagt var ni också telepatiskt samspelta, du och Andrew. En fröjd att höra.

    Bengt Eklund
    Radiokören
    Dirigent Engelbrekts Kammarkör

  6. Bonjour Anders, Je te remercie beaucoup pour ton arrangement de Sometimes I feel… et je le trouve remarquable et comme toujours tu joues comme un Dieu! Je pense très souvent aux concerts qu’on a pu faire ensemble et à ces moments me reviennent tous les beaux souvenirs de nos prestations. J’espère de tout coeur que nous pouvons trouver une autre opportunité de nous revoir et de faire de la belle musique ensemble.

    Pour l’instant je te dis mes compliments et te souhaite tout ce qui a de bon.

    Gerry Welter
    Directeur Choral S:t Michel
    Luxembourg

  7. Tack Anders!
    Fick verkligen skärpa till mig för att dels inte börja gråta och dels komma ihåg att sjunga och inte bara lyssna och njuta.
    En stor ynnest att få musicera ihop.

    Marie Alexis

  8. Var på så fin konsert igår kväll i Västerås Konserthus Lilla sal med Svante Henrysson, cello och Anders Paulsson, sopransaxofon. Vilka musiker! Vilken fin hybridmusik! Dessa herrar är riktiga musikanter i ordets rätta bemärkelse tycker jag. Hatten av för dem!!!!
    Kella Naeslund

  9. There isn’t anybody better I can think of behind a Soprano saxophone …and I doubt there ever will be !!
    Kyle Ober
    KO Images
    Photo & Music Production

  10. “J´aime la pureté cristaline de ta musique !
    Elle me rappelle d´une source cachée dans une montagne !
    J´admire ton travail et tes créations musicales ! C´est la Perfection !
    CélineVu
    Artiste & gemologue

  11. Stort grattis till skivan SWEDISH CONCERTOS FOR SOPRANO SAXOPHONE.
    Vilket fantastiskt fint arbete du gjort!
    Imponerande!

    Christer Johnsson
    Professor
    Klassiska institutionen
    KUNGLIGA MUSIKHÖGSKOLAN

  12. SWEDISH CONCERTOS FOR SOPRANO SAXOPHONE est un CD remarquable à plus d’un titre ! Tu es superbe et tes partenaires d´orchestres et chefs-d’orchestre sont à la hauteur ; le programme musicalement ambitieux est passionnant, de belle qualité.
    Je me réjouis de ce nouveau succès qui t’est dû.
    Bravo cher Anders ! Bravo en particulier pour tes prouesses techniques, pour les qualités, notamment de justesse, dont tu fais preuve sans jamais faillir. C’est magnifique.
    Merci de m’avoir fait connaître cette belle réalisation, de m’en rendre témoin. Je t’en suis reconnaissant. Merci encore une fois.

    Jean-Marie LONDEIX
    Professeur de Saxophone,
    Conservatoire National de Musique de Bordeaux
    FRANCE

  13. Hanging out at home with your GORGEOUS cd playing–it was perfection. You are such a genius, my friend. The way you play–filled with so much love and joy and spirit and passion. It’s a lesson in communication for me. Bravo. Absolutely breathtaking. Thank You for letting me hear it, I love it.
    Dave Koz

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