Rolf Ericson

Rolf Ericson, August 29, 1922 – June 16, 1997) was a Swedish jazz trumpeter. He was also flugelhorn player. In 1947, he moved to New York City and joined Charlie Barnet’s bigband in 1949. He also joined Woody Herman’s band in 1950. He worked later with Charlie Parker, Lars Gullin and Paul Gonsalves. He returned to Sweden in 1950 and recorded with Arne Domnerus as well as as Leonard Feather’s Swinging Swedes. Between 1953 and 1956, he returned to the U.S. and performed with the major bands Charlie Spivak and Harry James. He also played with Les Brown and the Lighthouse All-Stars. He toured Sweden in 1956 and performed with Ernestine Anderson, Lars Gullin and others. Between 1956-1965, he was back in America, where he worked with Dexter Gordon and Stan Kenton, Harold Land, Stan Kenton. Woody Herman. Buddy Rich, Buddy Rich. Gerry Mulligan. Dan Terry. Charles Mingus. From 1963 to 1971, he was with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He recorded three recordings in the 1960s as part of the Rod Levitt Orchestra (octet). Ericson was a member of the Al Porcino Big Band, Berlin in the late 70s and early 1980s. From Wikipedia

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