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Bengt Hallberg 1932-2013

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Thank you, Bengt, for your wonderful playing.

What is little known outside Sweden is his film and television work (also some nice scores for children's television programs) and arranging on many jazz and some pop recordings. Always done with a personal touch.

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And the rehearsal called "Finally ... Bengt" for the Swedish TV with the great Åke Persson?

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Link to "Finally .... Bengt!" Great stuff.

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there's some great music on that, but enough plate reverb to drive a truck through.

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nice piano solo at about 33:00; if it was a blindfold test, I would have guessed Hamton Hawes.

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Very sorry to hear this ....

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One of the very best of the Swedish jazz musicians.

R.I.P.

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Sad to hear this!

He was an excellent pianist I enjoyed on so many discs...

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Sad news, a real quality player from his earliest days. Sweden produced some incredible jazz musicians in the 50s and he was one. RIP

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For Hallberg fans, I would like to mention that Vax Records has acquired the rights to a large part of Hallberg's output, including his releases for the Phontastic label as well as many previously unreleased sessions. They are making all of these titles available for streaming on Spotify. So far they have released 19 titles this year, and have said that they intend to release one more title a week. 

I don't know if these are available for Spotify users worldwide, but feel free to check:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5q3Zh4BS8gJVpcrcGOhk8J?si=2FtPsofNTNGfzM53j9eARg

 

Edited by Daniel A

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thanks, really like the little Hallberg I've heard! 19 titles as in 19 albums btw and I actually count 22 on my spotify...

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yeah, I don't have much either, but that Gyllen Cirkeln LP on Metronome is excellent.

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Stellar musician in Sweden. Helped establish the Golden Generation of Swedish Jazz during the Fifties aside with Lars Gullin.
Love his All Star Sessions 1953-54  feat. Gullin.
Hallbergs "Blue Grapes,Depressionism" always knocks me out.
 

Edited by Balladeer

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I played this one from 1984 yesterday and liked it a lot

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