96kHz/24-bit FLAC, Bee Jazz BEE 067 (supplied by www.highresaudio.com)
Classically trained Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren has made some 40 albums under his own name since graduating from Malmö’s Academy of Music in 1991. Flowers Of Sendai was recorded late last year in Italy, for the French BeeJazz label, since when Lundgren has further released a collection of standards from the great American songbook entitled All By Myself for Barcelona-based Fresh Sound Records. Here Lundgren is accompanied once again by bassist Mattias Svensson and highly accomplished Hungarian drummer Zoltán Csörsz Jr (who famously filled the seat of Jaime Salazar in Swedish prog-rock outfit The Flower Kings and has taken over from drummer Morten Lund in Lundgren’s Trio). Audiophiles will be impressed by the recording quality that puts the trio in a natural acoustic with the instruments clearly delineated in ‘open’ space. JB
Sound Quality: 80%
Hi-Fi News Lab Report
The bandwidth of the piano is necessarily limited to ~10kHz but percussion makes full use of this 96kHz recording’s 40kHz+ bandwidth. A very clean file save for the title track (trk 3) which has an obvious 30-36kHz digital artefact [see Graph]. PM
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