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Bengt Hallberg & The Swedish Radio Jazz Group


b. 13 Sept 1932, Gothenburg, Sweden. Hallberg was something of a kid prodigy in the piano. He produced his first documenting at age 15 and, in 1950, documented an recording with Arne Domnérus that was released in america. Through the early 50s he’d travel by teach to Stockholm to try out with the very best Swedish music artists and was frequently in demand at Americans from the stature of Lee Konitz, Stan Getz and Quincy Jones. In 1954, Hallberg transferred to Stockholm to help expand his research of traditional music on the Royal Academy of Music. Through the entire 50s and 60s, while building himself as you of Sweden’s leading jazz music artists, Hallberg constructed for string quartets and chamber groupings and discovered himself much popular as a program musician and author of film and radio ratings. Today he maintains this diverse result; his recent are musical director from the Swedish Radio Jazz Group declare Hallberg’s carrying on fascination with structure.

Quick Facts

Date Of Birth September 13, 1932
Died July 2, 2013, Uppsala, Sweden
Profession Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist
Spouse Britt Linnéa Stern, Maud Pettersson, Inga Sundström
Parents Carl Hallberg, Nelly Stråhle
Music Songs So Long Blues, Truddelutt, I Ain't Here, Liksom en herdinna, Gyllene Cirkeln, Duffer Box, St. Örjanslåten, Sweet Sue, Willow Weep For Me, Den vita stenen, Cool Kid, Vilja o vilja, Rubato Blues, Pink Lady, When It's Sleepy Time Down South, Wien Du Stadt Meiner Träume, London 5:30, Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Stardust / Dinah, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Chopin a la suedoise, 'Round Midnight, Svallvågor, So In Love, Too Late Now, Out Of My Dreams, Indian Love Call, Morning Party, Young at Heart, Give Me the Simple Life, Time After Time, Thou Swell
Albums At Gyllene Cirkeln, Kiddin' On The Keys, Hallberg's Surprise, Hallberg's Hot Accordion, Back 2 Back, P som i Piano, Spring on the Air, Hallberg's Yellow Blues, Greetings and Salutations, Collaboration, Contrasts, The Early 50's, Swedish Jazz Masters: Bengt Hallbergs á la Carte, Den vackraste visan, Solo, The Drottningholm Suite, Improvisation, Östen sjunger Edvard Persson, Dinah, Bengt Hallberg Trio & Quartet, Cabin in the Sky, Svensk Jazz, Hallberg's Surprise: Not Even the Old Masters Can Feel Safe, Opus One, And His Swedish All Stars Vol. 1, Vol. 1, And His Swedish All Stars Vol. 2
Nominations Grammis Award for Instrumental of the Year
Movies Madicken på Junibacken, You're Out of Your Mind, Maggie, Swing it, fröken!, Rasmus, Pontus and Toker, Two Living, One Dead, Kärlekens decimaler, Swinging at the Castle, You Are My Adventure, Summer Place Wanted, Souvenirs From Sweden, Den store amatören, Karneval, Last Pair Out, The Chasers, Lek på regnbågen

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