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Åke Persson

tb, 1932-1975 SE
Musician of Jazz

Born: February 25, 1932, Hässleholm, Sweden. Died: February 5, 1975, Stockholm, Sweden. A fine trombonist with an appealing tone, Åke Persson worked steadily in Europe during his prime years and occasionally guested with American jazzmen who were on tour. Tragically, on February 5th, 1975, Åke was found dead in his car at the bottom of the Djurgården canal.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Stella by Starlight on Memorial Sessions by Åke Persson
Caravan (Live) on Duke Ellington in Sweden 1973 by Duke Ellington
Jazz Club USA on Swingin' In Sweden Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Red Wails In the Sunset on 50's Jazz by Various Artists
My Funny Valentine on Svensk jazzhistoria vol. 8 - Topsy Theme by Various Artists
Don't Blame Me on The Great Åke Persson by Various Artists
Mountain music on Svensk jazzhistoria vol. 8 - Topsy Theme by Various Artists
My Funny Valentine on Swedish Jazz History 1928-1969 by Various Artists
The Midnight Sun Never Sets - Remastered on The Legendary Years - Jazz in Sweden 1949-1961 by Various Artists
My Blue Heaven on Memorial Sessions by Åke Persson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Duke Ellington In Sweden 1973 (Highlights From The Swedish Radio Jazz Archives)Duke Ellington Featuring The Swedish Guests Alice Babs, Rolf Ericson, Åke Persson, Nils Lindberg1999Album
The GreatÅke Persson1994Compil.
The Legendary Years, Vol. 2Åke Persson, Lars Gullin, Bengt Hallberg1992Compil.
The Legendary Years, Vol. 4Lars Gullin, Åke Persson, Putte Wickman, Bengt Hallberg1992Compil.
North Sea Jazz Sessions Volume 2Frank Rosolino, Urbie Green, Jiggs Whigham, Bob Burgess & Åke Persson With Louis Van Dyke Trio1992Album
Spring Is HereMonica Zetterlund With Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Arne Domnérus, Lars Gullin, Åke Persson1988Compil.
Rockin' Bach DimensionsAck Van Rooyen, Siegfried Schwab, Horst Jankowski, Herb Geller, Åke Persson ∙ Wolfgang Dauner ∙ Bobby Gutesha1974Album
Trombone WorkshopJiggs Whigham, Albert Mangelsdorff, Åke Persson, Slide Hampton1972Album
Sudda SuddaArnold Johansson & Åke Persson1968Album
Quincy - Here We ComeJoe Harris, Åke Persson, Benny Bailey1960Single
Swedish PunchLeonard Feather Presents Benny Bailey - Arne Domnérus - Åke Persson - Bjarne Nerem - Lennart Jansson - Rune Öfwerman - Rune Gustafsson - Torbjörn Hultcrantz - Joe Harris1959Album
Quincy - Here We ComeJoe Harris, Åke Persson, Benny Bailey1959Album
Lars Gullin - Åke PerssonLars Gullin, Åke Persson1957Album
Jazz From Sweden 6 - Jam Sessions Nr 4Arne Domnérus, Georg Riedel, Bengt-Arne Wallin, Åke Persson, Rolf Blomquist, Reinhold Svensson, Nils-Bertil Dahlander1956Single
Jazz From Sweden 5 - Jam Session Nr 3Arne Domnérus, Georg Riedel, Reinhold Svensson, Rolf Blomquist, Nils-Bertil Dahlander, Bengt-Arne Wallin, Åke Persson1956Single
Jumping With Queen AnneRolf Blomquist And His Band Featuring Åke Persson1955Single
Swedish ModernÅke Persson, Gunnar Björksten, Bengt Hallberg, Gunnar Johnson, Kenneth Fagerlund1954Single
Jazz Fantastic From SwedenÅke Persson / Gunnar Björksten / Bengt Hallberg / Gunnar Johnson / Kenneth Fagerlund1954Single
Swingin' In SwedenÅke Persson, Carl-Henrik Norin, Johnny Ekh, Bengt Hallberg, Red Mitchell, Robert E. White, Ernie Englund, Lars Gullin1954Single
Swedish ModernÅke Persson, Gunnar Björksten, Bengt Hallberg, Gunnar Johnson, Kenneth Fagerlund1954Album
Åke Persson And His ComboÅke PerssonSingle
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