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Bengt-Arne Wallin

The Birth And Rebirth Of Swedish Folk Jazz - CD | 2 CD Set

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9254-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92542 8
  • German Release: 01/01/1998
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, World Jazz
CD € 17,50



Jazz is World music in the best possible sense. Ever since jazz began to exist in the multicultural melting pot of New Orleans it was basically a mixture of musics from Africa and Europe and is by today the most important music created in the 20th century. Jazz is the musical language that fulfils the vision of a modern society of getting people together to create, work and communicate by searching for one common goal: freedom of the individual within a group of equals. As Afro-American musicians such as John Coltrane rediscovered their musical heritage and made it part of their musical expression, likewise, and around the same time, European musicians became fascinated by their own rich and musically valid folk music and incorporated this into their jazz language. Bengt-Arne Wallin recorded in 1962 his "Old Folklore In Swedish M...

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CD1: The Bengt-Arne Wallin Orchestra 1962:
Bengt-Arne Wallin - flugelhorn & trumpet
trumpets: Idrees Sulieman / Gösta Nilsson / Sixten Eriksson / Weine Renliden trombone: Bob Henderson / Runo Eriksson / Gunnar Medberg / Olle Holmqvist
Uno Hurtig (bass tuba) / Karl Nyström (french horn) / Arne Domnérus (cl, as) / Rune Falk (bcl, bs) / Sahib Shihab (bs, fl) / Rolf Blomqvist (fl, cl, ts) / Per Olaf Gillblad (engl horn, oboe) / Rolf Bäckmann (as) / Bjarne Nerem (ts) / Yngve Sandström (fl, alto fl & piccola) / Bertil Orsin (violin) / Mirecea Saulesco (violin) / Axel Herjö (violin) / Claude Genetay (cello) / Anna Stångberg (harp) / Christer Jägerhuldt (marimba, vibes, glockenspiel, bongos, triangle) / Rune Gustafsson (guitar) / Georg Riedel (bass) / Egil Johansson (drums) / Margit Teimar (soprano voice)

CD 2: Jazz Baltica Ensemble 1997 directed by Bengt-Arne Wallin :
Lasse Lindgren (S) trumpet, Robert Majewski (PL) trumpet, Tomasz Stanko (PL) trumpet, Nils Landgren (S) trombone, Nils Wogram (D) trombone, Jukka Perko (SF) alto & soprano saxophone, Vytautas Labutis (LIT) alto, soprano & baritone saxophone, Peter Weniger (D) tenor & soprano saxophone, flute, Per Goldschmidt (DK) baritone saxophone, Bugge Wesseltoft (N) piano, Lars Danielsson (S) bass, Anders Kjellberg (S) drums, Lisbeth Diers (DK) percussion, Wolfgang Schlüter (D) vibraphone


Recording Information

Disc 1
Recorded at Europa Film's Studio. Sweden on June 5 and 18, 1962
Engineer: Olof Swembel
Original recording mad in cooperation with STIM
Remixed by Rune Persson & Bengt-Arne Walling
Digital transfers: Rune Persson

Disc 2
Recorded live by Michael Naura, NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg at JazzBaltica Festival Salzau on June 13, 1997
Recording Engineers: Manfred Kietzke, Björn Brigsne