Lars Gullin: Danny's Dream
Lars Gullin (baritone sax)
Lars Gullin: 1953-1955, Vol. 8 – Danny’s Dream (Dragon 396)
Lars Gullin (baritone sax),
Rolf Berg (guitar), Georg Riedel (bass), Robert Edman (drums).
Recorded: Stockholm, Sweden, May 25, 1954
Rating: 86/100 (learn more)
Gullin is notably the first Swedish jazz musician to compose with an authentically Nordic accent. During the year his quintessential composition “Danny’s Dream” was recorded, the Down Beat Critic’s Poll voted him Best New Star on his instrument. As the first foreigner to get this recognition, he showed fans that there was more to foreign jazz than Django Reinhardt. Some critics later grumbled that Gullin’s work was “goatherd’s jazz,” but musicians like Stan Getz and Lee Konitz, among others, acknowledged him as a uniquely gifted artist.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz