Lale Larson: cutting edge fusion

Lale is in the middle of cutting a DVD of seven different videos for the seven pieces. The final DVD will also have a documentary and lots of interviews and live clips from my different gigs in Europe, with clips from Karmakanic & RHP. Checkout Lale Larson's Seven Deadly Pieces snippet (28MB MPG)

Larson’s latest project Timeline is a trio CD with Dutch drummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen (Isotope) and American bassist Gary Willis (Tribal Tech,Wayne Shorter, Allan Holdsworth).
it can be purchased from Bas's site at:
Clips of the CD can be downloaded here:

Lale Larson is an understated, intelligent and immense musical talent whose ability is well known. Lale was born in Malmö, Sweden, he started playing the piano at the age of four. Around the age of 15 he began playing professionally in cover bands and also toured around Sweden & Denmark with a rhythm & blues band. In the early 90s Lale went to Vienna to study music at The American Institute Of Music (A.I.M.), where he metad worked with the guitarists Todd Duane and Milan Polak.

Lale then worked on Seven Deadly Pieces. The music required a 200 page score written for chamber orchestra and thrash metal band! The concert was recorded and videoed and will be released on DVD together with a documentary about the composer.

In 2002 Lale released the solo piano album "State Of Mind" via his website
and two years later Liquid Note Records released the groundbreaking "Electric Cartoon Music From Hell" featuring Todd Duane on guitar.

Lale also contributed three compositions to Richard Hallebeek's CD Richard Hallebeek Project, again on Liquid Note Records. Lale appears as a soloist along with guitarists Shawn Lane and Brett Garsed.

In the autumn of 2004 Liquid Note Records released the CD Contemporary Past, a retrospective of Larson's very first Ominox recordings from ’93 to ’95. To find out more read the essential guitarist Ominox review.

Later in 2004 Larson joined bassist Jonas Reingold's (Flower Kings) band Karmakanic together with Zoltan Csörzs (Flower Kings), Krister Jonsson, Rob Palmen & Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen) for a European tour in Belgium, Holland and Germany.

As a session musician Lale Larson has appeared on albums with Milan Polak, Alessandro Benvenuti, Joel Rivard, Bas Cornelissen, Gary Willis, Frans Vollink, Randy Brecker, Sir Millard Mulch, Virgil Donati, Phye Yaan Zek, Marco Minnemann, Richard Hallebeek, Shawn Lane, Brett Garsed to name but a few.

Check out his web site for a full bio, exercises and discography.

Also read the brilliant interview on Essential Guitarist or listen to some audio clips.