Jazz på svenska

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Jazz på svenska
Jan Johansson - Jazz på svenska.jpg
Studio album by Jan Johansson
Released 1964
Recorded 28 February 1962, 18 October 1963, 6 May 1964
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Jazz
Length 33:46
Label Megafon / Heptagon Records (2005 reissue)
Jan Johansson chronology
Rörelser
(1963)Rörelser1963
Jazz på svenska
(1964)
Jazz på ungerska
(1964)Jazz på ungerska1964
Alternative cover
2005 reissue cover
2005 reissue cover

Jazz på svenska ("Jazz in Swedish") is an album by the Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson. It was issued in 1964 and consists of jazz arrangements of Swedish folk songs. All arrangements are very sparse, consisting only of Johansson on piano and Georg Riedel on double bass. It went on to become the best selling Swedish jazz album of all time, selling a quarter of a million copies.[1] Many of the tracks hold a distinct renown in Swedish society, especially the lead track "Visa från Utanmyra" (Song from Utanmyra).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jan Johansson.

No. Title Length
1. "Visa från Utanmyra" 4:30
2. "Gånglek från Älvdalen" 1:56
3. "Polska från Medelpad" 2:27
4. "Visa från Rättvik" 3:18
5. "Brudmarsch efter Larshöga Jonke" 2:00
6. "Vallåt från Jämtland" 1:51
7. "Emigrantvisa" 3:25
8. "Berg-Kirstis polska" 3:25
9. "Leksands skänklåt" 2:56
10. "Gammal bröllopsmarsch" 3:41
11. "Visa från Järna" 1:18
12. "Polska efter Höök Olle" 2:24
Total length: 33:46

Personnel[edit]

Main personnel
  • Jan Johansson – piano, arrangements
  • Georg Riedel – double bass
Additional personnel

References[edit]