Sven-Ake Johansson

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        Born in Sweden, Johansson has lived in Berlin since 1968. Johansson was one of the first European free jazz drummers; he played in saxophonist Peter Br+¦tzmann's trio with bassist Peter Kowald in 1965 and played on Br+¦tzmann's albums For Adolphe Sax (1967) and Machine Gun (1968). In 1972, Johansson recorded and released Schlingerland, one of the first solo free jazz recordings by a drummer. Johansson met pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach while both were members of trumpeter M... Read more

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