Reference: FSRCD 5007
01. Conception (George Shearing) 5:16
02. Born To Be Blue (Wells-Tormé) 5:32
03. Jan's Idea (Jan Lundgren) 5:40
04. When You're Not Here (Jan Lundgren) 6:08
05. Bankin' On Bank (Herb Geller) 5:43
06. Emily (Mercer-Mandel) 4:42
07. Triste (Jobim) 5:41
08. Easy To Love (Porter) 5:53
09. Tickletoe (Lester Young) 5:03
10. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 5:38
11. Landscape (Herb Geller) 4:51
12. Blues For Jordi (Lars Lundström) 5:27
Total time: 65:34 min.
Jan Lundgren (piano); Herb Geller (alto sax); Lars Lundström (bass); Anders Langerlöf (drums).
Recorded at Flash Music Studio, Stockholm, September 11 & 12, 1994
Engineered: Göran Freese
Mastering: Joe Sidore
Liner notes: Dick Bank, Herb Geller
Photography: Ray Avery, David Redfern, Lennart Wallnor, Lasse Seger
Design: Rafa Ros
Producer: Jan Lundgren
Produced for CD release by: Jordi Pujol
"Jan Lundgren is world class"
- Ira Gitler, critic, reviewer, author of Swing to Bop
and The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz
"One of the most important, talented, imaginative and complete jazz pianists to have made his mark in recent years."
- Alun Morgan, critic, reviewer, author of Modern Jazz
"His mastery of the jazz piano is stunning nearly beyond belief."
- Russell Arthur Roberts, Jazz News
"He has that indefinable quality which sets the outstanding apart from the very good."
- Pat Hawes, Jazz Journal
"Jan Lundgren is a swinging monster when uncaged."
- Jack Bowers, Cadence
"If this album (Something to Live For) is an indication, his increasing individuality and expressiveness as a soloist will lead to important work in the new century."
- Doug Ramsey, Jazz Times
"I remembered Jan Johansson and the days when I played with him. Jan Lundgren appears very calm on the surface, but he has an enormous drive and temperament beneath."
- Arne Domnérus, saxophonist
"This is a very conscientious young man. That made a deep impression on me. He goes to the source of the music. Interpreting it as the composer meant it to be played. A lot of top pianists don´t do this. He also understands the lyrics in the original form not merely their transcription in Swedish. This is very important. To really know a song you must know the lyrics."
- Lou Levy, pianist
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