"ACT is on a mission to introduce the world to Europe's emerging jazz pianists." (The Guardian): The new retrospective "Romantic Freedom - Blue in Green" presents some of the world's leading piano virtuosos - solo, duo or in trio. A quintessence of the current piano scene, curated by Siggi Loch.
ACT is a label with a clear sense of its own identity, values and mission, and these virtues find strong expression in this new compilation. ACT has been a major force since 1992 in bringing to the fore European jazz which transcends the old genre boundaries, and has played a major part in helping this music to become far better known in its many and varied forms. This is in fact the second compilation album from the label to bear the motto “Romantic Freedom”. Back in 2006, fourteen years after the label was founded, the first album with this title focused on performances by solo pianists, a particularly strong area for ACT. Now, another fourteen years on, "Romantic Freedom - Blue in Green" brings the story and the message up to date - and does so in several fascinating ways.The ACT family continues to grow with the addition...line up
with Esbjörn Svensson, Joachim Kühn, Michael Wollny, Iiro Rantala, David Helbock, Leszek Mozdzer, Johanna Summer, Bugge Wesseltoft, Carsten Dahl, Yaron Herman, Jacob Karlzon and many more
Curated by Siggi Loch
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Cover art inspired by Ross Bleckner