Jazz artist whose album Jazz på svenska was Sweden's bestselling jazz release in history. His fame was mostly limited to his homeland.
He was the first European invited to be a part of the Jazz at the Philharmonic package.
He composed Here Comes Pippi Longstocking, which was the theme song for Pippi Longstocking, the popular Swedish TV series.
He was killed in a car accident in 1968. His sons, Anders and Jen Johansson, preserved their father's legacy through Heptagon Records.
He was in college when he met saxophonist Stan Getz.