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Jan Allan (* Jan Bertil Allan on 7. November 1934 in Falun) is a Swedish trumpet player and composer. He also a physicist. Jan Allen started his career in the 50's as a pianist, then changed to the trumpet as his main instrument. He joined the Carl-Henrik Norin orchestra. During that time, he also earned his doctoral degree as a physicist. Despite the relatively small discography as a leader, Allen is one of the most important jazz musicians in Sweden. During the 1960's he worked with Arne Domnérus, Georg Riedel und Bengt Hallberg. His album 'Jan Allan - 70' won the Golden Record as the Best Swedish Jazz Recording of the Year by the magazine 'Orkester Journalen'

Trio Con Tromba's Treasure Trove of Previously Unreleased Recordings

Read "Trio Con Tromba's Treasure Trove of Previously Unreleased Recordings" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The term lagom is essential to the Swedish soul. There's no direct translation into English or any other language, but positive connotations of the word include “in balance" and “just the right amount," with the Swedish proverb Lagom är bäst translated as “Enough is as good as a feast." An aural equivalent of lagom can be ...

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Artwork: Two of a Kind

Read "Two of a Kind" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Two of a Kind seeks to embody in musical terms the best of two possible worlds: those of Sweden and the United States. Artwork is a sextet composed of three Swedes (Jan Allan, Hans Backenroth, Johan Lofcrantz Ramsay), two Americans (Jack Wilkins, Tamara Danielsson) and a Swedish expatriate (Per Danielsson). The music it has chosen is ...

Sweet And Lovely

Label: Megafon
Released: 1993

Jan Allan-70

Label: The ACT Company
Released: 1979


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