1974-2004 (CD)


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Unique release of a 4-CD box including rare recordings of Swedish pioneers of free jazz and improvised music, as well as a 28-page booklet with extensive writings and photos, letters and drawings by the artists taking you on a historical, yet contemporary, ride through over thirty years of musical continuous development. This box honors and puts in to attention the great work of the passed away pianist Per Henrik Wallin.

“Per Henrik Wallin and Sven-Åke Johansson, born in Karlsborg in 1946 and in Mariestad in 1943 respectively, are, according to my musical understanding, two of the most unique Swedish improvisers there are, a value judgement that I am prepared to extend to all of Europe—at least. This goes for both of them separately and for the two of them together. They have contributed to the upheaval of improvised music, probably to a greater extent than most other Swedish musicians. Although I dislike hierarchies and top ten lists we should still keep these things in mind from the very beginning.” – Thomas Millroth

“This production is not only a contribution to documenting an important part of the Swedish and the European history of jazz and improvised music, but it is also a box carried with affection into the future of new generations of artists’ inventions.” – Joel Grip

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Per Henrik Wallin, Sven-Åke Johansson


Per Henrik Wallin
Sven-Åke Johansson



CD 1 : Sista Valsen i Norrköping1. En Vals2. Sigge FürstCD 2 : Quartier Latin f.d. Biograf1. Biograf2. Roxy3. Saga4. TeaterbioCD 3 : Magnetiska Hundar I1. The Moon Says Good Night2. The Moon Continued3. Ungmön…. (die Eule)CD 4 : Magnetiska Hundar II1. The Eel2. Get Hap3. The Swinging Policeman4. Romans


Per Henrik Wallin : piano
Sven-Ake Johansson : drums, voice, trumpet, accordion
Joe Williamson : double bass (CD 1)

Recording :
CD 1 : Norrköping . April 5th 2004
CD 2 : quartier latin, Berlin . November 5th-9th 1975 / Hannover, Langenhagen . November 1974
CD 3 & 4 : Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin . November 24th 1986