Georg Riedel (jazz musician)

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Georg Riedel
Georg Riedel at Göteborg Book Fair 2013 01.jpg
Georg Riedel in 2013
Background information
Born (1934-01-08) 8 January 1934 (age 83)
Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia
Genres Jazz, classical, children's
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Double bass

Georg Riedel (born on 8 January 1934 Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia) is a Swedish double bass player and composer.[1] Riedel migrated to Sweden at the age of four[1] and attended school in Stockholm, including the Adolf Fredrik's Music School.[2]

The best known recording featuring Riedel is probably Jan Johansson's Jazz på svenska ("Jazz in Swedish"), a minimalist-jazz compilation of folk songs recorded in 1962–1963, though Riedel has recorded with other leading Swedish musicians[1] including trumpeter Jan Allan.

Riedel's profile as a composer derives almost exclusively from writing music for Astrid Lindgren movies, including the main theme from the Emil i Lönneberga ("Emil of Maple Hills") movies.[1] He also composed the music for several films by Arne Mattsson in the 1960s as well as for film adaptions of novels by Stig Dagerman.

Riedel also played on Jazz at the Pawnshop in 1977.

Selected film music[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Georg Riedel". Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ Anna Kågström (12 June 2013). "Riedel vs Riedel" (in Swedish). Lärarnas Nyheter (Swedish magazine for teachers). Retrieved 2014-12-23. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Georg Riedel at Wikimedia Commons