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Per Henrik Wallin

Per Henrik Wallin Biography

Pianist


ABOUT
Cult jazz figure who was obscure in the U.S., but influential on Europe's jazz scene for more than 30 years. He was considered a textural master.
BEFORE FAME
His numerous recordings resurfaced following his death, mainly through indie labels like Atavistic, Ayler, and Moserobie.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born in Karlsborg and died in Stockholm. He was crippled after a 1988 accident and was forced to stop performing until 1995.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was often compared to Thelonious Monk, Ahmad Jamal, and Cecil Taylor.
TRIVIA
He was awarded the Swedish variant of the Golden Django a mere two years before he died.

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