Magnus Dölerud Quartet

In the spring of 2007, Magnus founded the Magnus Dölerud Quartet with Lars Ekman (bass), Erik Lindeborg (piano) and Gustav Nahlin (drums).  The band’s music, based largely on Magnus’ original compositions, is highly influenced by the jazz of the 1950s and 60s.  From that tradition, the quartet has built its clear and direct sound, in which both the individual and collective are given room for expression.  Their album, My Village, released in the spring of 2013, displays both classic, fluid jazz lines and contemporary tonalities.  In addition to eight original tracks, it includes, as a loving gesture to the tradition that has inspired them, a version of Billy Strayhorn’s fantastic “Isfahan”.

Billy Sprayhorn is my favorite composer. In a few bars you can hear that it is one of Billys compositions. Every song has something unique. A motive, a chord progression or its form. Always with a characteristic color and sound.

In 2015 we celebrated this with a couple of concerts with his wonderful music! We invited swedish trumpet legend Jan Allan to join us!

Listen here to some songs from our concert at Glenn Miller Cafe in Stockholm:

Jan Allan trumpet
Magnus Dölerud saxophone
Erik Lindeborg piano
Hans Backenroth bass
Gustav Nahlin drums