Lars Gullin: Fedja
Lars Gullin (baritone sax)
Summertime 1954-56, Vol. 9 (Dragon Records DRCD-401)
Lars Gullin (baritone sax),
George Vernon (trombone), Arne Domnérus (clarinet, alto sax), Carl-Henrik Norin (tenor sax), Rune Falk (baritone sax), Rune Öfwerman (piano), Georg Riedel (bass), Nils-Bertil Dahlander (drums).
Recorded: Stockholm, Sweden, April 23, 1956
Rating: 95/100 (learn more)
Recorded at the same session as "Ma," this song was written in tribute to Swedish actor/director Gösta Ekman II, who in his early career directed a play by Tolstoy titled Fedja. Possibly Lars Gullin's hardest-swinging song, "Fedja" is also chockfull of mystery, and might even conjure visions of a prowling, suspicious character darting across streets and disappearing in the shadows of Stockholm's Old Town – or better yet, the forested hills of Gullin's home island of Gotland off the southern coast.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz