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Jan Lundgren

Jan Lundgren

Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren concentrates on melding the bebop tradition and the great American songbook with the music of his homeland.

“Such a fundamental part of my love for jazz is based on American players that it’s very hard to ignore,” he says. “Still, when I’m talking about developing the Swedish side of myself, I want to mix these things. The Swedish are very calm people, but there’s a lot of temperament beneath that might not show immediately. You know, ‘Don’t wake the bear.’ I’m a typical Swedish guy.”

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