An incredible box set – one that's overflowing with jazz from the postwar scene in Sweden – played both by local up-and-coming talents, and by Americans working overseas! The package features a wealth of rare recordings from the Metronome label and while some of this work has been reissued over the years, but there also seems to be a number of tracks here we've never seen on CD before – no surprise, given that there's about 150 songs in the package! Includes work by Hacke Bjorksten, Lars Gullin, Arne Domnerus, Charles Norman, Gosta Theselius, Ernestine Anderson, Roy Haynes, Sahib Shihab, Quincy Jones, Rolf Ericson, Freddie Redd, Ben Bailey, George Wallington, Red Mitchell, Jimmy Raney, James Moody, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Teddy Wilson, and lots of others.
(Includes slipcase and a large booklet with photos and notes in Japanese. Individual discs have notes in Swedish and English. Out of print and in great shape!)