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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 13, 1932 | Died: July 2, 2013

Bengt Hallberg is, without doubt, one of the most influential pianists in the history of Swedish jazz. In his Encyclopedia of Jazz, Leonard Feather called him “his country’s foremost jazz pianist,” praising his “unique, light-fingered style, exceptionally effective in single note lines on medium tempi.”

Throughout the 1950s he played not only with all the most important domestic stars of the idiom, most notably baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin and altoist Arne Domnérus, but with American visitors such as Stan Getz, with whom he cut a recording of an old Swedish folk tune, “Ack Värmeland du sköna.” This became a hit when released in the U.S. as “Dear Old Stockholm”. In January 1954, the Swedish jazz magazine Estrad named him “musician of the year.” ...
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July 03, 2013

Bengt Hallberg RIP

Music

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    All-Star Sessions 1953 / 54

    Dragon Records
    2008
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    Hallberg's Yellow Blues Eller Nya Värmlandsvalsen

    Phontastic
    1988
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    Hallberg's Surprise

    Phontastic
    1987
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    Glory

    Phontastic
    1979
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    Vintage 77

    Phontastic
    1978
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    Images Of Sweden

    Phontastic
    1978
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    Egenhändigt

    Phontastic
    1976
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