Bengt-Arne Wallin

Bengt-Arne Wallin (13 July 1926 – 23 November 2015[1]) born in Linköping Wallin was a Swedish jazz musician (composer, arrangeur, trumpeter and flugelhornist), who is known for modern jazz influenced by Swedish traditional folk music. He also wrote numerous film scores.


Between 1953 and 1965 he worked in the ensembles of Arne Domnérus and Lars Gullin, but also in the Radiobandet with Harry Arnold. He also appeared with Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson. During this time he also participated in Benny Golsons sessions with Scandinavian musicians.

His arrangements of Swedish folklore, which were initially recorded under the title Old Folklore in Swedish Modern 1962 with a big band with soloists such as Domnérus, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab or Georg Riedel and strings, he took in 1997 with the JazzBaltica ensemble (including Tomasz Stańko, Nils Landgren, Bugge Wesseltoft and Wolfgang Schlüter).[2] From 1972 to 1993 he worked as a lecturer at the Musikhochschule Stockholm.


In 1962 and 2002 he was awarded the Swedish jazz prize Gyllene Skivan For his music production Visa fran Barnrike erhielt he received in 1970 the international radio award Prix Triumph Variete. In 2010 he was honored with the Swedish Django d'Or as "Master of Jazz".


  • 1966: Barnkammarmusik (Megafon), Jan Johansson & Bengt-Arne Wallin
  • 1971: The Magic Box (SR)
  • 1972: Varmluft (Sonet)
  • 1986: Miles from Duke (Phono Sueica), Bengt-Arne Wallin, Nils Landgren
  • 1997: The Birth & Rebirth of Swedish Folk Jazz, rec 1962 & 1997, ACT 9254-2[3]
Collaboration in bands
  • Arne Domnérus: Jump for Joy, 1959-1961 (Dragon)
  • Benny Golson: Stockholm Sojurn (OJC)
  • Lars Gullin: Vol.4 - Stockholm Street (Dragon)


  1. ^ "Godnattvalsen by Bengt-Arne Wallin (Translated from Swedish by Rest in Peace)". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. ^ Woelfle, Marcus A. (1998-01-31). "The Birth & Rebirth Of Swedish Folk Jazz - Bengt-Arne Wallin". Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  3. ^ "The Birth And Rebirth Of Swedish Folk Jazz". Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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