Thursday, May 28, 2009

R.I.P.: Gugge Hedrenius

Gugge Hedrenius
(born October 2, 1938, Malmö/Sweden;
died April 27, 2009, Sweden)

The pianist Gugge Hedrenius passed away on April 27th at the age of 70. He formed his own septet in 1959 which included the trumpeter Idrees Sulieman and got rave reviews even in Down Beat magazine. In the 1970s he reformed this band as the Big Blues Band which performed into the 1990s, included many Swedish jazz stars and had trumpeter Willie Cook as a member for many years.

Source: Jazzinstitut Darmstadt

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