Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Lars Jansson

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.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

6 Photos

Albums

Koan
Koan
Prophone Records
2012
buy
Worship Of Self
Worship Of Self
Prophone Records
2012
buy
In Search of Lost Time
In Search of Lost Time
Prophone Records
2011
buy
[no cover]
What's New
The ACT Company
2010
buy
[no cover]
Sound Pictures
The ACT Company
2005
buy
Temenos
Temenos
Spice of Life
2004
buy

Videos

Similar Artists

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.