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Lars Jansson

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 25, 1951    

Lars Jansson was born in 1951, and grew up in Orebro, Sweden, where he was bored by his lessons at the community music school. In his early teens, a relative lent him records with Miles Davis, Ben Webster, and Mose Allsion. During the 1960s, he followed the fashion and developed an interest in the organ. He listened to Kjell Ohman play with the Telstars, to Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff, and to Hammond organ music. Drummer Sjunne Ferger became an important figure in his life, and together they formed a duo: “Takt & Ton” (Beat & Pitch).

In 1970, after graduation from upper secondary school, he took a semester off, planning to go on and study medicine. He ended up at dental school, but after a year and a half he decided to switch to music. He was accepted at the Göteborg College of Music, where all the professional musicians had their jam sessions at night. That gave him the opportunity to play with Ove Johansson, Jan Forslund, Conny Sjökvist, Gilbert Holmström, Gunnar Lindgren, and others, and he discovered Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, Lennie Tristano. Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea....
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    Koan

    Prophone Records
    2012
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    Worship Of Self

    Prophone Records
    2012
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    In Search of Lost Time

    Prophone Records
    2011
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    What's New

    The ACT Company
    2010
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    Sound Pictures

    The ACT Company
    2005
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    Temenos

    Spice of Life
    2004
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    Witnessing

    Imogena
    2003
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Prophone Records (2012)

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