Charles Redland

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Carl Gustaf Mauritz Nilsson, known professionally as Charles Redland (July 7, 1911 – August 18, 1994) was a Swedish jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.[1]

Born in Södertälje, the son of a musician, Redland learned several instruments when he was young. In the 1930s he was a member of bands in which he played alto saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. During that decade he also worked as a leader. On clarinet he recorded with Benny Carter in Sweden in 1936.[2] He composed and arranged jazz and popular music.[2] He also composed for more than 80 films, as well as for radio and TV programs.[3] He died in Stockholm.



  1. ^ "Charles Redland har avlidit". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). August 19, 1994. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kjellberg, Erik (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 3 (2 ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. p. 384. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  3. ^ "Redland, Charles". Orkester Journalen (in Swedish). April 20, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2019.