Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jan Johansson (1968) -Blues

Artist: Jan Johansson
Albums: Blues
Released: 1968
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 150 MB

Jan Johansson (16 September 1931 – 9 November 1968) was a Swedish jazz pianist. He is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) has sold more than a quarter of a million copies, and is the best selling jazz release ever in Sweden.
Johansson was a native of Söderhamn, in the Hälsingland province of Sweden. Studying classical piano as a child, he would also go on to master the guitar, organ and accordion, before turning on to swing and bebop as a teenager. He met saxophonist Stan Getz while at university. He abandoned his studies to play jazz full time, and worked with many American jazz musicians, becoming the first European to be invited to join the Jazz at the Philharmonic package.
In November 1968 Jan Johansson died in a car crash on his way to a concert in a church in Jönköping, Sweden. His sons, Anders Johansson and Jens Johansson, run Heptagon Records which keeps their father's recordings available.

1. Blues i oktaver 3:08
2. Söderhamn blues 4:19
3. Last minute blues 5:00
4. Scattered showers 3:44
5. An interview with a piano 4:13
6. Mäster Johansgatan 12 4:33
7. Gale force blues 3:02
8. Lover man 4:10
9. Blues i dimma 3:47
10. They cant take that away 3:47
11. Willow weep for me 4:05
12. Just you, just me 2:50
13. Blowin' in the wind 3:34
14. Lonesome road 4:25
15. Full hand blues 3:27
16. Honey suckle rose 2:52
17. When the sun comes out 3:51