Charles Redland

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Carl Gustaf Mauritz Nilsson, better known as Charles Redland (July 7, 1911, Södertälje - August 18, 1994, Stockholm) was a Swedish jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.

Redland grew up in a musical family and learned to play a variety of instruments as a child. He was frequently active as a sideman in Swedish bands in the 1930s on saxophone, clarinet, trombone, and trumpet, and led his own bands, including on recordings, in the 1930s and subsequently.[1]

Eventually, Redland became better known as a composer and arranger, working in jazz and popular music idioms. He also composed copiously for film.



  1. ^ Erik Kjellberg, "Charles Redland". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2nd edition, ed. Barry Kernfeld.