A Swedish Portrait (lp)
FREDRIK LINDBORG SJOSTEDT FREDRIKSSON MIGDAL MEYERS ZILLIACUS STALHEIM
Swedish jazz has since the 50’s had a unique sound. The fire of American jazz, mixed with the melancholy of Swedish folk music, evolved into a genre of its own. The great baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin composed music in this way with ingredients from jazz, Swedish folk music and the classical repertoire.This record emphasizes these elements and gives new life, not only to his music, but also to Swedish jazz. To create this multilayered music we hear on this record a seven piece constellation consisting of saxophone, two violins, viola, cello, bass and drums where every instrument plays an important roll.