Jan Gunnar Hoff

Stories Blu-rayPurchased

"Music for me, as pianist and composer, is a quest for depth and a quest to find a bridge between my emotions and the piano. When I begin I am uncertain about where the journey will take me and how it will end. It is important that compositions and improvisations constitute a natural whole. And classic songs like “God Only Knows” are stories and they must be told in a personal manner. Putting it all together in an album is exciting and rewarding." – Jan Gunnar Hoff STORIES is Jan Gunnar Hoff’s third solo piano album on the 2L label and is a sequel to his critically acclaimed album Living from 2013. On the new release Hoff stretches his creative abilities, presenting contrasting compositions and improvisations, in a distinctly personal mixture. Some of the pieces are meditative and expressive, while others have a strong rhythmic vibe. Stories also displays Hoff as an arranger, presenting versions of classics like “God Only Knows” and the traditional Swedish folk song “Värmlandsvisan”. Pure Audio Blu-ray
STEREO 192kHz/24bit
5.1 SURROUND 192kHz/24bit
9.1 Auro-3D 96kHz/24bit
Dolby Atmos 48kHz
Produced in 7.1.4 DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd, Norway

A Hybrid SACD is included in the box. The compact disc looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers.