Jazz musicians, vibraphoneist.
Lars Erstrand was one of the big names in Swedish jazz during the 20th century. He became "Mister Swing" with the jazz audience and was a heavy name in both Swedish and international jazz.
He started playing the piano but switched to vibraphone after being influenced by vibrafonist Lionel Hampton's play in Benny Goodman's orchestra.
From the 1960s and many years to come, Erstrand collaborated with clarinetist Ove Lind.
The international breakthrough came in the 1970s when he played with Benny Goodman and later with clarinetists Bob Wilber and "Peanuts" Hucko.
Lars Erstrand also performed with Sven Asmussen and Alice Babs and played from the 1990s together with Arne Domnerus and in the quartet Swedish Swing Society.
Burial site: 0305-0512
Image description : Lars Erstrand, 1983. Photo: Roger Tillberg / Sjöberg bildbyrå. [ The image is cropped ]
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