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Jan Lundgren

The Ystad Concert - A Tribute to Jan Johansson - CD

  • Format: CD (erhältlich auch als Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9814-2
  • Barcode: 614427981424
  • German Release: 29/04/2016
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Swedish Jazz

At “The Ystad Concert”, Lundgren once again shows himself to be a worthy successor of Jan Johansson, who breathes new and unfamiliar life into folk music classics. This music had never before been heard played this way by a string quartet.

CD € 17,50



Ystad: idyllic coastal town in Sweden, home to the “Wallander” TV series and enclave of superb jazz. Since 2010, the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival has been presenting top international stars and outstanding music projects, in a program compiled with unerring good taste by the Artistic Director, pianist Jan Lundgren.On 30 July 2015, he himself took to the festival stage together with bassist Mattias Svensson and the Bonfiglioli Weber String Quartet to pay tribute to one of the founding fathers of Swedish jazz music: pianist Jan Johansson (1931 - 1968). Alongside the recently deceased Bengt-Arne Wallin, Johansson set the direction for Swedish - yes even Scandinavian - jazz and how it is perceived in the rest of the world, with his recourse to the indigenous folk music. His duet recording from 1963 (with bassist Georg Riedel) “Jazz på svensk...

line up

Jan Lundgren / piano
Mattias Svensson / bass

Bonfiglioli Weber String Quartet:
Claudia Bonfiglioli / violin
Daniela Bonfiglioli / violin
Karolina Weber Ekdahl / viola
Charlotta Weber Widerström / cello


Recording Information

Ystad Teater, Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival,
July 30, 2015
Recorded by P2 Swedish Radio Ltd.
Recording engineers: Bertil Karlsson &
Bengt Pettersson.
Piano technician (Steinway D): Inge Dahlin
Mixed and mastered by Arne Schumann

Produced by Jan Lundgren
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch


Swedish, Russian & Hungarian traditional folk songs, unless otherwise noted

String Arrangements by Martin Berggren