Lars Gullin: Fedja




Lars Gullin (baritone sax)


Summertime 1954-56, Vol. 9 (Dragon Records DRCD-401)

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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

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