- Artist: RIGGS,JIM / KARLSSON,STEFAN
- Format: CD
- Release Date:3/18/2016
Bolo Classique Records Presents "Texas Times", the new recording by stellar jazz artists Jim Riggs and Stefan Karlsson. Jim and Stefan met at the University of North Texas. Jim Riggs had been professor in the Jazz Studies and Performance Divisions, as well as performing and recording. In fall 2015, Stefan joined the jazz studies faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington as a visiting professor. Stefan also stays very active as guest performer and Artist-in-Residence at concert venues, festivals, clubs, and universities worldwide. Since 1996, Stefan has been a member of the Eddie Gomez Trio and Quartet, frequently touring Asia, Mexico, South America, Europe and the United States. The two became colleagues and friends. They write, "Our intention for this project was to record music that would be of interest to listeners of fine music. It seems that cultures worldwide possess a greater appreciation for the arts, and there is a need to help preserve jazz music as the great American art form." Jim and Stefan have accomplished this.