Ale Möller

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Ale Möller
Born 1955
Genres World Music, Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, keyboards
Years active 1977–present
Associated acts Frifot, Enteli, Filarfolket, Neo Minore
Notable instruments
bouzouki, mandola, accordion, flutes, shawm, dulcimer, harp, harmonica and other instruments

Ale Möller (full name Arild Staffan Möller) (born March 26, 1955) is a Swedish musician and composer.

He was born and grew up in Scania in southern Sweden and started in music as a jazz trumpet player. He lived for a while in Greece where he learned to play the bouzouki and Möller got to play with the famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.

Möller has formed or been a member of the Ale Möller Band, Frifot, the Stockholm Folk Big Band, Enteli, Filarfolket, Ale Möller's Lyckliga Enmansorkester and Neo Minore. He has also collaborated with a large number of musicians from Scandinavia and across the world including Aly Bain, Bruce Molsky, Robin Williamson, Gunnar Stubseid, Lena Willemark, Per Gudmundson, Jonas Knutsson, Sten Källman, Gunnar Stubseid and Thomas Ringdahl amongst others.

Ale Möller plays traditional Scandinavian music. He is also a notable proponent of World Music fusing his own folk traditions with those of Shetland, Greece, India and West Africa. He plays bouzouki, mandola, accordion, flutes, shawm, dulcimer, harp, harmonica and other instruments. His mandola is adapted to include extra frets.

Discography[edit]

  • 1980 - Filarfolket - Birfilarmusik från Malmö (Amalthea, AM 16)
  • 1981 - Neo Minore - Grekisk – svensk musik (Greek-Swedish Music) (Amalthea, AM 22)
  • 1982 - Filarfolket - Utan tvekan (Amalthea, AM 29)
  • 1983 - Filarfolket - Hönsafötter och Gulerötter (Amalthea, AM 36)
  • 1984 - Ale Möllers Lyckliga Enmansorkester - Dragspelsmusik från Uppsalaslätten (Urspår, URS 12)
  • 1985 - Filarfolket - Live (Amalthea, AM 49)
  • 1986 - Ale Möller - Bouzoukispelman (Giga, GLP 11)
  • 1987 - Ale Möller/Gunnar Stubseid - Rammeslåtten (Sir Music, SMLP 008)
  • 1988 - Filarfolket - Smuggel (Amalthea, AM 71)
  • 1988 - Ale Möllers Lyckliga Enmansorkester - Kompassmusik vol.1 (Ding-Dong Records, DD 002)
  • 1990 - Filarfolket - 1980-1990 (Amalthea, AM 76)
  • 1990 - Möller, Berglund, Brändström, Sörlin - Härjedalspipan (NAD LP 901)
  • 1991 - Möller, Willemark, Gudmundson - Frifot (Caprice CAP 21383)
  • 1993 - Frifot - Musique des vallées Scandinaves (Music of Scandinavian Valleys (OCORA C 560008)
  • 1993 - Filarfolket - Vintervals (Resource, RESCD 504)
  • 1994 - Enteli - Enteli (Phono Suecia, PSCD-77)
  • 1994 - Ale Möller/Lena Willemark - Nordan (ECM, ECM 523161-2)
  • 1994 - Möller, Källman & Ringdahl - Vind (Xource, XOUCD 106)
  • 1995 - Enteli - Sagan om Ringen (SR, SRPROF 637)
  • 1996 - Ale Möller - Hästen och Tranan (The Horse and the Crane) (Amigo, AMCD 732)
  • 1996 - Ale Möller/Lena Willemark - Agram (ECM, ECM 533 099-2)
  • 1996 - Frifot - Järven (Caprice, CAP 21462)
  • 1997 - Enteli - Live (Amigo, AMCD 738)
  • 1997 - Ale Möller/Gunnar Stubseid - Reisaren (Heilo, HCD 7123)
  • 1999 - Stockholm Folk Big Band - Latitudes Crossing (Atrium/Warner 3984-29704-2)
  • 1999 - Frifot - Frifot - (ECM, ECM 557653-2)
  • 1999 - Frifot - Summer Song (compilation album) (Northside Records)
  • 2000 - Stockholm Folk Big Band - Krokodilfiolen (Alfabeta)
  • 2001 - Ale Möller/Aly Bain - Fully Rigged (Whirlie, WHIRLIECD 7)
  • 2003 - Frifot - Sluring (Amigo, AMCD 751)
  • 2004 - Ale Möller Band - Bodjal (Amigo, AMCD 752)
  • 2005 - Ale Möller/Louise Hoffsten - Jul i Folkton ((Amigo, AMCD 758)
  • 2007 - Ale Möller/Aly Bain - Beyond The Stacks (Whirlie, WHIRLIECD 10)
  • 2007 - Ale Möller Band - Djef Djel (Amigo, AMCD 760)
  • 2007 - Frifot - Flyt (Amigo)
  • 2012 - Ale Möller Band - Argai (Playground Music, PGLMCD 125)
  • 2013 - Ale Möller / Bohuslan Big Band - Pegasus (Prophone NAX PCD 121)

Ale Möller has performed on the following albums:

  • 1977 - Mikael Wiehe & Kabaréorkestern - Sjömansvisor (MNW/Amalthea, MNW 82)
  • 1978 - Thomas Wiehe - Två Vindar (Silence, SRS 4650)
  • 1979 - Mikis Theodorakis & Collegium Musicum - To Axion Esti (Folksång, FRS 1004)
  • 1979 - Mikael Wiehe & Kabaréorkestern - Elden är lös (Amalthea AM 10)
  • 1989 - Simon Simonssons Kvartett - Längs gamla stigar (Giga, GLP 15)
  • 1989 - Lena Willemark - När som gräset det vajar (Amigo, AMLP722)
  • 1990 - Mari Boine-Persen - Gula Gula (Real World, CD RW 13)
  • 1991 - Kalle Moraeus - Kalle Moraeus (Mono Music, MMCD 007)
  • 1992 - Ted Ström - 1000 & Ett Liv (MNW, MNWCD 226)
  • 1992 - Gina Jacobi - Det här är bara början (EMI 1364732)
  • 1994 - Hector Zazou - Chansons de mers froides (Columbia, COL 477585 2)
  • 1997 - Jonas Knutsson - Malgomaj (Atrium/Warner, 0630-17710-2)
  • 1998 - Johan Hedin - Angel archipelago (Atrium/Warner 3984-22107-2)
  • 1999 - Bengt Berger Old School - All Time High (Amigo, AMCD 885)
  • 2000 - Ulf Lundell - I ett vinterlandskap (EMI 7243 53027772 8)
  • 2001 - E-Type - Euro IV ever (Stockholm Records, 016 355-2)
  • 2002 - Robin Williamson - Skirting The River Road (ECM, ECM 1785 016 372-2)
  • 2002 - Harv - Tröst (Drone, DROCD 028)
  • 2003 - Jeanette Lindström - Walk (Amigo AMCD 895)
  • 2004 - Kato Kanako - Kato Kanako (Stubborn Records, STBR 3002)
  • 2005 - Sofia Karlsson - Svarta Ballader (Amigo, AMCD 756)
  • 2005 - Haugaard & Højrup - Gæstebud (Go Denmark, GO 0705)

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