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Jan Lundgren

Jan Lundgren, born in Kristianstad in southern Sweden on March 22nd 1966, and raised in Ronneby, Blekinge, had his first piano lessons at age five. He was soon discovered to have an exceptional musical talent. After a long period of classical training, he discovered jazz more or less by chance in the late 1980’s. He was instantly hooked, rapidly absorbed the jazz piano tradition from Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner to Bud Powell and Bill Evans, and acquired a depth of knowledge of the Great American Songbook like possibly no other European jazz pianist.

While sailing through his studies at the renowned Royal College of Music in Malmö, he also took up a busy schedule as a professional musician that quickly helped to build his rep...

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Georg Riedel

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Georg Riedel (born on 8 January 1934 Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia), is a Swedish double bass player and composer. Riedel migrated to Sweden at the age of four and went to school in Stockholm. He is of Jewish descent.

The most famous recording featuring Riedel is probably Jan Johansson's Jazz på svenska, a minimalist-jazz compilation of folk songs recorded in 1962-1963, though Reidel has recorded with other leading Swedish musicians including trumpeter Jan Allan.

Riedel's fame as a composer derives mainly from writing music for swedish childrens television, most of which based on Astrid Lindgren's books (Emil i Lönneberga, Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn, Karlsson på taket and, with Jan Joha...

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