Copies for review will be sent to select press and internet media. Airplay copies will be sent to select jazz radio and internet stations. Jim Riggs and Steffan Karlsson perform regularly together, and as soloists or with other artists. No formal tour to promote this CD is panned.
Bolo Classique Records presents "Texas Times" by stellar jazz artists Jim Riggs and Stefan Karlsson who met in Stockholm, Sweden in 1981. Jim Riggs is Regents Professor Emeritus in the University of North Texas Jazz Studies and Performance Divisions as well as being active performing as a professional musician. In fall 2015, Stefan joined the Jazz Studies faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington as Music Professor. Stefan also is active as a guest performer and Artist-in-Residence at concert venues, festivals 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.
Jim and Stefan became teaching colleagues and friends and 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."