Per Henrik Wallin

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Birthday
17, 1946
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jun 15, 2005 (58)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1946
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jun 15, 2005 (58)

About

Cult jazz figure who was obscure in the U.S., but influential on Europe's jazz scene for more than 30 years. He was considered a textural master.

Before Fame

His numerous recordings resurfaced following his death, mainly through indie labels like Atavistic, Ayler, and Moserobie.

Trivia

He was awarded the Swedish variant of the Golden Django a mere two years before he died.

Family Life

He was born in Karlsborg and died in Stockholm. He was crippled after a 1988 accident and was forced to stop performing until 1995.

Associated With

He was often compared to Thelonious Monk, Ahmad Jamal, and Cecil Taylor.