タグ別アーカイブ: Lars Gullin

The early Swedish Jazz(3)

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Stan Getz played a folk song in Stockholm in 1951.

This song was named ‘Dear Old Stockholm’ and became modern jazz masterpiece.

Although departing from the main theme I want to mention about his bad habit.

When he visited in Sweden, he received a hero’s welcome.

There was no heroin anywhere for him.

Young Swedish players did not know about the prevalence of narcotics on the American jazz scene.

So he hoped to be clean like them.

I guess he decided to quit a narcotics in Sweden.

I summarized from his biography.Go here

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When Lionel Hampton’s band had toured Europe in 1953,Clifford Brown and Quincy Jones

and other members recorded with Arne Domnerus and Lars Gullin and Bent Hallberg.

Please refer to my previous post.Go here

Here is ’The Sound’ .

The early Swedish Jazz(2)

 

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First time Swedish jazz draw public attention abroad was at the jazz festival in Paris in 1949.

Also Miles Davis took part in this event.Go here

Arne Domnérus and Putte Wickman among others made great success in several concerts.

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Leonard Feather had radio program in USA in those days.

He introduced Swedish jazz records in his program “Jazz at its best”.

In spring 1950 Down Beat wrote about Arne Domnerus recordingof Body and Soul:

“He has a wonderful pleasant,[…] they can murder most American musicians”.

Also the Metronome jazz magazine had a large and enthusiastic feature on Swedish jazz.

US record companies were interested to issue the new jazz from Sweden.

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Reinhold Svensson’s recordings for Metronome Records was issued first 10 LPs from Prestige.

Furthermore,fine recordings by Lars Gullin, Arne Domnerus and Bengt Hallberg followed.

Next day I will post about American musician concert tour in Sweden.

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This is Dexter Gordon/Lars Gullin/Sahib Shihab Live in Copenhagen