Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Larry Kart

Borje Fredriksson

11 posts in this topic

Anyone familiar with this Swedish tenorman who sadly took his own life (drowned himself)  at age 31 in 1968? He can be heard on "Fredriksson Special" (Dragon). Trane influenced but he had his own voice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep! Intervall is a minor classic (reissued on CD in 1992 and on LP in 2015). To me he sounds a bit like Bill Barron. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Intervall" deserves to be much better known. It is a truly great album. 

 

Unfortunately Discogs tells me that the reissues of "Intervall" have become very expensive. I've never heard the CD, but the reissue on vinyl is of very high quality. It actually sounds so good that it now sits next to the original on my record shelves. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I think only Intervall was issued in his life time. The self titled album on EMI/Odeon was issued posthumously.  His compositions were revived by a group call Sister Maj's Blouse - which has Joakim Milder on tenor sax, Bobo Stenson , Fredrik Noren and Palle Danielsson- two or three CDs  were issued

Edited by Clunky
error

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah, Intervall was the only one issued while he was alive. There are also a few tracks of his on that Oj Oj Oj soundtrack compilation, which was released circa '66.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, a really excellent musician. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Late said:

Here he is in 1965.

wow, hadn't seen that clip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Late said:

Here he is in 1965.

This separate upload claims it's 1963 -- but no idea which one is correct.  Sound and image quality is a little better with this one (below) too.

I love when there's footage of obscure players like this that exists, by the way.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, the 1963-04-26 date is a bit more specific, so that's pretty believable. Also, I guess Henri Renaud stopped gigging for some time, starting in 1964.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2022-06-15 at 4:58 PM, clifford_thornton said:

Well, the 1963-04-26 date is a bit more specific, so that's pretty believable. Also, I guess Henri Renaud stopped gigging for some time, starting in 1964.

Yes, I believe the 1963 date is correct. Fredriksson was sounding a bit "edgier" already in 1965.

Link to previous thread: 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.