CD release: Smooth Talk with Dave Koz

Getting excited about my July 1st CD release of Smooth Talk.
A feelgood duet with star saxophonist
Dave Koz 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 www.davekoz.com
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produced by Pål Svenre

Smooth Talk – CD booklet
https://promo.theorchard.com/5BHwedcNWV9rEdcdFCpJ

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zT1ekTlZ74o7DX112jaOGyheIl1ndWv-/view

Concert for Madeleine Albright

Deeply honored to perform for former
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright❤️
It was also nice to chat with her about coral reefs, environmental protection & biosphere stewardhip
🙏🙏🏽🙏🏿🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🏻❤️🌎

IMG_7709~2The fundraising concert hosted by former
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
raised $50.000 for Safe & Sound
who are helping abused children to a better life.

Unforgettable musical experiences with the Golden Gate’s Mens Chorus conducted by Joseph Piazza at the Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco.
The GGMC is ranked the #1 Men’s choir in the United States.

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The CD recording with Wayne Osborne’s music was also very heart warming
as it feels like these songs were downloaded from heaven.

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Having lived and worked in the US 1984-1991,
I treasure the joy of being able to continue these musical relationships and to make new ones.

VIP musicians and friends that made this trip
such a beautiful experience include:
Wayne Osborne Greg Price Joey Piazza
Jordan Sunshine Bontrager Gloria Justen
Keith Lawrence Jonathan Dimmock David Conte Odnumde Serrot Fredrik Sixten Victoria Peattie Helm Lewis Patzner Randall Kikukawa
Johan Hugosson Michele Walther Jan Martin Östlund Christopher Robert Helm
and many more…
🙏🏽🙏🙏🏼🙏🏿🙏🏻🙏🏾❤️🌎

Music for Ocean clean-up

BLUE OCEAN CONFERENCE

https://blueoceansconferenceliberia.com/

Background and Brief Description of the Project:
The Liberia Ocean Conference is funded by Sida through the Embassy of Sweden in Monrovia, Liberia and implemented by NIRAS Sweden.
The Swedish embassy in Monrovia is procuring NIRAS to assist in the organization of the regional conference on Ocean in West Africa. It is an assignment to assist the Embassy of Sweden, Government of Liberia represented by the Liberian maritime Authority (LiMA), the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority of Liberia and Conservation International Liberia who are co-hosting the Conference that will be held in March 18-21, 2019 in Monrovia as a follow up to the United Nations Ocean Conference on SDG 14 held in New York in June 2017 and to celebrate the African Union´s “Africa Day of Oceans and Seas – Encouraging Solutions to Marine Environmental Degradation and Sustainable Resource Management”. NIRAS will be supporting design and implementation of the planned conference and will work closely with the conference task force composed of representatives from three Liberian authorities´/-agencies´, Conservation International Liberia and the Embassy of Sweden to create a final theme and a program that fits the priorities of both the Swedish and the Liberian stakeholders.
Overall Goal of the Project:
The purpose of the regional Oceans Conference is to create awareness of ocean related issues and to find solutions that the region can move forward with and that the expected conference result is a resolution with a plan for how Liberia and the region (West Africa) can move forward with SDG 14 and also other SDGs as for example SDG 1 and 5.

The conference has two goals, to follow up the Ocean Conference in New York 2017. The conference should also drive implementation and enable the government and other stakeholders to take responsibility of the ocean outside their coast and achieving SDG 14. The expected conference result is a resolution with a plan for how Liberia and the region can move forward with SDG 14.

 

Fulbright Alumni Award 2019

The Swedish Fulbright Alumni of the Year 2019: Anders Paulsson
The award, given out by the Swedish Fulbright Alumni Association, honors a distinguished former Fulbright Scholar whose life’s work has served to further the mission of the Fulbright Program. In Senator Fulbright’s words,
“to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.”

Previous prize winners includes top diplomat Hans Blix and Swedish former Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson.

Fulbright Alumni AwardWith Risa Rosenberg WWF, US Ambassador Clifford G. Bond and Silvia Ulloa chairwoman of the Fulbright Alumni Association.

A great honor to be selected as Fulbright Alumni of the year 2019 for my musical international bridge building of reconciliation and biosphere stewardship. My acceptance speech:

https://www.facebook.com/759309886/posts/10157343548634887/

https://www.facebook.com/759309886/posts/10157335445734887/

 

French Recital

Live recording at Musikaliska Concert House, Stockholm, August 7, 2018
Anders Paulsson – soprano saxophone
Magnus Svensson – piano
Video production by Markus Heggestad
Page turner: Josefine Mindus
Francis Poulenc Sonata (1962)

Lili Boulanger D´un Matin de Printemps (1918)
Assez animé

Claude Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie opus 116 (1910)
Reveusement lent – Scherzando
César Franck Sonata in A-major (1886)
Allegretto ben moderatoAllegro
Recitativo / FantasiaAllegretto poco mosso

Paulsson´s Aho CD ​receives highest possible score: 10/10/10

Paulsson´s Aho CD receives highest possible score: 10/10/10
“Paulsson as a soloist confidently holds together the slowly increasing drama in a sovereign way.https://nordische-musik.de/
“In 2014-15 Aho wrote a concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra for Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson, who recently played the posthumous premiere of the soprano saxophone version of Anders Eliasson’s Grand Third Symphony. This concerto shines with intense exploration of structurally and atmospherically strong contrasting episodes. It begins with an expressive solo singing accompanied by atmospheric sound in an oriental-like manner, including micro-intervals and glissandi coloring, and then turns into a wild Presto. This is followed by an introspective Largo of ‘Misterioso’ character and a turbulent-bizarre, even polytonal humorous finale, which ends in an epilogue, which draws the bow back to the beginning. Anders Paulsson is as flawless as the Rovaniemi Lapland Chamber Orchestra under its longtime director John Storgårds.”
Christoph Schlüren [28.12.2017] KLASSIK_HEUTE
Kalevi Aho Soprano Saxophone Concerto recording with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds is now available for studio quality download:

http://www.eclassical.com/aho-saxophone-concerto-and-quintet.html

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Classical CD review:

The Kalevi Aho Concerto for soprano sax, created for – and played here by – Anders Paulsson. This new work combines virtuosity with a more thoughtful, somewhat mellow character. And, as so often with Aho, head isn’t pursued at the expense of heart. Indeed, there’s plenty of the latter in Paulsson’s account of the taxing, yet extraordinarily expressive solo part. Goodness, I haven’t heard such accomplished, sure-footed playing since Branford Marsalis in American Spectrum and Massimo Giacchetti in Between Two Worlds. (Both were Recordings of the Month.)

 

A great new concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra by Kalevi Aho:

The work is devoted to Anders Paulsson, whose delicate, ECM-style interpretation style has guided the concerto.
Paulsson is loaded with all the necessary intensity and he carries the melodies gloriously.
He also realizes multiplayer features chordically and naturally. It is probably thanks also to Aho, who is always familiar with the solo instruments.
The role of the Chamber Orchestra in the concerto
is to create mysterious shades of watercolors and to engage in dialogue with bright secco solos, and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra does really well.”

-Kare Eskola, Yle Klassinen, October 6, 2017

“Anders Paulsson has developed Soprano Saxophone playing to an unprecedented, sensational top level!”

– Kalevi Aho, Finnish Composer, October 4, 2017

Cher Anders,
J’ai reçu ce matin ton dernier disque. Je viens de l’écouter. Il est magnifique ! L’œuvre me plait beaucoup et j’apprécie à l’extrême ce que tu en fais. Je suis fier de toi ! C’est comme toujours impeccable, et tu entretiens la poésie de cette belle œuvre de la première à la dernière note. Oui ! C’est superbe d’intelligence musicale, de compréhension, de maîtrise de jeu, de beauté de son.
Je suis heureux d’avoir cet enregistrement. Merci de me l’avoir fait connaître. 
Jean-Marie LONDEIX
Legendary French Saxophone Professor
September 13, 2017

Pop Jazz debut recording GUARDIAN ANGEL

Many times in my life I have felt the presence of Guardian Angels that have kept me safe from danger and that have also inspired my creativity. This release is my first collaboration with Grammy Award winning studio wizard Pål Svenre and more is to come.
This is my debut smooth pop jazz recording:

https://open.spotify.com/track/3x5qnAgPriXfIGI3UZVEtn

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Anders Paulsson – Guardian Angel

Piazzolla Tangos with Swedish Royal Navy Band

Dear Music Lovers!
I am really excited to announce the digital release of these excellent recordings with the Swedish Royal Navy Band conducted by Petter Sundkvist performing Astor Piazzolla tangos with me:

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Astor Piazzolla – Libertango

Astor Piazzolla – Milonga for Three

Astor Piazzolla – Adiós Nonino

 

 

SERPENT Records, SERCD 33

Recorded and produced by Lars Nilsson NILENTO