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Håkan Rydin

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Birth name  Hakan Andersson Rydin
Name  Hakan Rydin
Instruments  Piano
Genres  Jazz
Years active  1970–present
Record label  FLC

Hakan Rydin
Born  January 4, 1951 (age 64) Gislaved, Smaland, Sweden (1951-01-04)
Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter, music arranger, professor at the Malmo Academy of Music
Labels  Marshmallow Records, previously on FLC
Role  Jazz Pianist ·
Albums  A Beautiful Friendship, Tender Silhouette, A Splendored Thing
Similar People  Anders Bergcrantz, Bosse Broberg, Jan Allan, Peter Asplund, Jan Lundgren

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Håkan Andersson Rydin (born January 4, 1951 in Gislaved, Sweden), is a jazz pianist living in Malmö, Sweden.


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With Jörgen Nilsson – and later Ulf Rådelius and Anders Lagerlöf – he formed the jazz group (Swedish) Nexus, which during its existence between 1972 and 1992 performed over 1000 concerts. They made three highly accomplished records and performed on international jazz festivals, in radio and TV in several counties.

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Between 1988 and 2003 Rydin played with American singer Kim Parker, the stepdaughter of the jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker, all over the world.

The piano style of Håkan Rydin has been described as "lyrical and cooking" and he has performed with Thad Jones, Pepper Adams, Red Mitchell, Etta Cameron, Enrico Rava, Tim Hagans, Georgie Fame, David Liebman and Swedish Jazz stars like Jan Allan, Arne Domnérus, Helge Albin, Anders Bergcrantz, Christer Boustedt, Bernt Rosengren and Svante Thuresson.

In recent years Rydin has mostly performed in the classical piano trio format (piano, bass and drums). 2010 he was the first jazz musician to perform in the Great Theatre (NCPA) in Beijing.

Rydin has published two books (in Swedish) on playing piano by ear, with colleague Dage Jonsson.

In 2013 he was appointed Professor of Jazz Piano at the Malmö Academy of Music.

As a leader or co-leader

  • 2007 – A Splendored Thing (Sittel)
  • 2005 – Tender Silhouette with Elisabeth Melander (Marshmallow Records)
  • 1997 – A Beautiful Friendship with Kim Parker (FLC)
  • 1987 – Nexus in Canada (FLC)
  • 1984 – Nexus meets Enrico Rava (FLC)
  • 1978 – Nexus (FLC)
  • 1978 – Nexus First (SweDisc Jazz)
  • Other recordings

  • 2003 – Lasse O: "A Tribute to Red" with Red Mitchell (hi-hat records)
  • 2002 – Gitte Pålsson & Håkan Rydin: "Novemberljus" (GPCD)
  • 1999 – Ulf Rådelius: "Connection" (URCD)
  • 1979 – Lasse O: "Speglingar" (GoodWill)
  • Songs

    Lasse O: ”Speglingar”


    Håkan Rydin Wikipedia

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