Hollmer, Lars - Sola
This is one of Lars' greatest solo albums, possibly because it isn't a solo album. It features Lars plus a six piece band performing his exquisiste tunes!
This album was recorded by Lars during one of his Japanese visits and features an all Japanese band:
Lars-accordion, melodica, keyboards, pumporgan, vocals +
Wataru Ohkuna-clarinets, accordion
Yuriko Mukoujima-violin, melodica, toypiano
Hiromichi Sakamoto-cello, saw
Tatsuya Yoshida-drums, percussion
Kazuto Shimizu-keyboards, grand piano
Kei Fushimi-guitar, mandolin
"This CD is the result of the meeting between me and the musicians I had the pleasure to play with in Tokyo, December 2000. After a short rehearsal we made a concert...we decided to continue together and in September, 2001, we recorded this CD."
It's beyond great and now oh-so-bittersweet to hear Lars with a full band again. Very hard to find; we have a bunch, but I don't know how many copies are still in existence, so if you are interested, buy or die! Highly recommended.