Adventures in Jazz and Folklore

Bengt Hallberg, Jan Johansson, Georg Riedel & Bengt-Arne Wallin

Some of the most prominent jazz musicians in Sweden were summoned to make arrangements of Swedish folk music for a Swedish Radio broadcast in 1965.

The occasion was a special one – an international competition entitled “Triumph Variété”.

Bengt Hallberg, Jan Johansson, Georg Riedel and Bengt-Arne Wallin were given access, in the Swedish Radio archives, to unique recordings of folk music, several of which were used in the arrangements just as they were. The result was so good that, in addition to winning first prize, the program was turned into a gramophone recording.

Among the arranged tunes are the Polska of Lapp-Nils, the Saint George tune and Pasture tune from Mockfjärd.

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    • 1.
      Hårgalåten Music: Arr Bengt-Arne Wallin
    • 2.
      Lapp-Nils polska Music: Arr Jan Johansson
    • 3.
      Gubben u källinge tonte sej yver gärdi Music: Arr Georg Riedel
    • 4.
      Polska från Stora Skedvi Music: Arr Bengt Hallberg
    • 5.
      Vallåt från Mockfjärd Music: Arr Bengt-Arne Wallin
    • 6.
      Vals efter Ola Lans Music: Bengt-Arne Wallin
    • 7.
      När jag var en bondedräng Music: Arr Georg Riedel
    • 8.
      S:t Örjanslåten Music: Arr Bengt Hallberg
    • 9.
      I fjol så gick jag med herrarna i hagen Music: Arr Jan Johansson
    • 10.
      Jämtländsk brudmarsch Music: Arr Bengt-Arne Wallin
    • 11.
      Tjocka Martneds Karlsson Music: Arr Georg Riedel
    • 12.
      Vals från Delsbo Music: Arr Jan Johansson
    • 13.
      Fäbodvisa från Älvdalen Music: Arr Bengt-Arne Wallin
  • Total playtime 51'24

Compact Disc // CAP 21475 // Musica Sveciae/Folk Music in Sweden // Folk music // Releasedate: 1 January, 1995