Jan Allan

Sweden has been on my mind in connection with the deadline project that is slowing my Rifftides output. The project does not involve Jan Allan, but he is Swedish and it occurs to me that not enough of you may know about this splendid trumpeter. Here he is playing in the northern university town of Umeå in 1994. The piece is “The Man I Love.” Jan Allan with Kjell Öhman, piano; Georg Riedel bass; Petur Östlund drums.

A sad footnote, evidently added to the YouTube page by Allan:

This trumpet was stolen at Central Station in Stockholm May 2000. Bach 37 gold plated, dual lead pipes and Jan Allan engraved in left side of bell (see video) I miss it so, glad for ideas in what part in the world I can find it.

I have been able to find no report that he has recovered the horn.

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