Bobo Stenson

born on 4/8/1944 in Västerås, Västmanland, Sweden

Bobo Stenson

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Bobo Stenson (born Bo Gustav Stenson, August 4, 1944) is a Swedish jazz pianist. The Bobo Stenson Trio, formed in collaboration with Anders Jormin (bass) and Jon Fält (drums), has been in existence for four decades.


Stenson was noted as early as 1963, when he stepped up from the local scene in Västerås to start playing frequently in Stockholm, where he accompanied a long line of visiting American players including Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and Gary Burton. He also worked closely with Don Cherry from the beginning of the trumpeter's residency in Scandinavia.

The 1970s was an intensive period for Bobo Stenson, playing in many groups, amongst them the long-standing band Rena Rama with Palle Danielsson, and a very popular trio with Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen; later also with Jan Garbarek. In 1988, he joined the Charles Lloyd quartet and since 1996 has appeared at major jazz festivals with Tomasz Stańko's septet/sextet.


As leader

  • Underwear (ECM, 1971)
  • The Sounds Around the House (Caprice, 1983)
  • Very Early (Dragon, 1986)
  • Reflections (ECM, 1993)
  • War Orphans (ECM, 1997)
  • Serenity (ECM, 1999)
  • Goodbye (ECM, 2005)
  • Cantando (ECM, 2007)
  • Indicum (ECM, 2012)
  • Contra la Indecisión (ECM, 2018)

As sideman

With Don Cherry

  • Dona Nostra (ECM, 1993)

With Jan Garbarek

  • Sart (ECM, 1971)
  • Witchi-Tai-To (ECM, 1973)
  • Dansere (ECM, 1975)

With Charles Lloyd

  • Fish Out of Water (ECM, 1989)
  • Notes from Big Sur (ECM, 1991)
  • The Call (ECM, 1993)
  • All My Relations (ECM, 1994)
  • Canto (ECM, 1996)

With Red Mitchell

With Rena Rama

  • Jazz I Sverige (Caprice, 1973)
  • Landscapes (JAPO, 1977)
  • Inside – Outside (Caprice, 1979)
  • Live (Organic, 1983)
  • New Album (Dragon, 1986)
  • Rena Rama with Marilyn Mazur (Dragon, 1989)
  • The Lost Tapes (Amigo, 1998) with Kenny Wheeler & Billy Hart

With George Russell

  • Listen to the Silence (Soul Note, 1971)

With Terje Rypdal

  • Terje Rypdal (ECM, 1971)

With Tomasz Stanko

  • Bossanova and Other Ballads (Gowi, 1993)
  • Matka Joanna (ECM, 1994)
  • Leosia (ECM, 1996)
  • Litania: Music of Krzysztof Komeda (ECM, 1997)

With Others

  • Agram (Moller/Willemark)
  • Xieyi (Jormin)
  • Change of Heart (Speake)
  • Parish (Stronen)
  • La Nuit de Wounded Knee (Doudou Gouirand)

External links

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