Discography
 
 
The spring of 2005 the trio CD "Tender Silhouette", recorded in Sun Studio in Copenhagen, was released on the Japanese label "Marshmallow Records". The CD recieved 4 stars (out of 5) in Swing Journal, Tokyo.

   Håkan Rydin Scandinavian Trio

   Håkan Rydin       -   piano

   Hans Andersson  -    bass
Top Swedish bass player  (born 1963) is active in several Swedish and Danish groups. He has participated in a large amount of recording, in national radio and TV. Andersson studied music in Malmö and in Berklee (U.S.A.) and is teacher of bass and improvisation at the Malmö Academy of Music.

  Mårgan Höglund   -    drums  
Educated in Malmö but now living in Stockholm. He is much requested as drummer in several fields of contemporary music and considered one of the most talented Scandinavian drummer in his generation (born 1972). Höglund is a highly sensitive as well as dynamic musician.
 

Håkan Rydin's comments on the songs                         Reviews

1. AMERICA SONG   (Swedish Folk
    Song, adapted by U. Rådelius)
2. I DIDN'T WHAT TIME IT WAS
    (R. Rodgers & L. Hart)
3. SILHOUETTE (L. Gullin)
4. DREAMER (M. Tyner)
5. LOVE LETTERS
    (V. Young & E. Heyman)
6. ALLT UNDER HIMMELENS
    FÄSTE (Swedish Folk Song)
7. BIG LITTLE GIRL (H. Rydin)
8. FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES
    (R. Schumann)
9. STICKS J. Adderley)
10. ALONZO AND IMOGENE
    (Swedish Folk Song, adapted by
    U. Rådelius)
11. HAUNTED HEART
   ( A. Schwartz & H. Dietz)
 


 
 
 
Elisabeth Melander & Håkan Rydin TENTET: "A Splendored Thing" Sittel Records SITCD 9313 (2007)

Elisabeth Melander - vocals
Håkan Rydin - piano
Hans Andersson - bass (except 9)

Arrangements: Sten Ingelf

Erik Berndalen - trumpet
Magnus Joelsson - trombone
Jenny Olsson - French horn
Nina Jönsson - flute
Maria Nyrén - oboe
Jon Lundberg - clarinet, bass clarinet
Lucia Amerise - bassoon
Marcelo Gabard Pazos - baritone saxophone


Recording: Hans Larsson
Mixing: Hans Larsson and Bo Christiansson
Mastering: Hans Larsson
Photos: Leif Johansson
Cover design: Maria Stålhammar and Leif Johansson
Producers: Elisabeth Melander and Håkan Rydin
Executive producer: Mats Josephson
Thanks to Jimmy Ludwigsson, Musik i Syd, and Anders Åhlin
Recorded at and supported by Malmö Academy of Music, April 28–30 2006

Reviews


1. IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU
   (L. Robin & R. Rainger)
2. HAPPY TIMES  (P. Orti)
3. I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU
   (J. Van Heusen & J. Mercer)
4. THE VOICE INSIDE  (E. Melander)
5. LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED
    THING
   (Sammy Fain & P. F. Webster)
6. A SONG OF JOY
   (B. Preston & R. Boutte)
7. REPLENISHMENT
   (H. Rydin & E. Lunell)
8. NEW MEANING OF MY LIFE
   (Riktning)
   (H. Rydin & E. Lunell)
9. SILENT ROOM (Silence)
   (C. Haden & E. Melander)
10. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED
    LOVE?

    (C. Porter)
11. FINE AND MELLOW  (B. Holiday)
12. MOON RIVER
    (H. Mancini & J. Mercer)
 


 
 
 
Kim Parker                    - Vocal
Håkan Rydin                  - Piano
Hans Andersson             - Bass
Mårgan Höglund            - Drums


















Liner notes by Kim Parker                         Reviews

1. A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
   (D. Kahn & S. Styne)
2. CRY ME A RIVER
   (A. Hamilton)
3. WHERE DO YOU START?
   (J. Mandel – A. & M. Bergman)
4. BONITA ( A. C. Jobim)
5. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
   (A. J. Lerner & R. George)
6. NOT EXACTLY PARIS
   (M.Leonard)
7. REAL EMOTIONAL GIRL
   (R.Newman)
8. BABOO (H. Rydin)
9. OLD FRIENDS  (S. Sondheim)
10. SO LONG BIG TIME
   (H. Arlen & D. Langdon)
11. PRIMA VERA
   (L. Gullin & C. Stevenson)
12. IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
   OF THE MORNING
   (D. Mann & B. Hilliard)
13. LET GO (CANTO DE OSSANHA)
   (B. Powell – V. De Moraes & N.
    Gimbel)

 


 
 
 

Nexus: "Nexus in Canada – Live at the Yardbird Suite, Edmonton". FLCCD 104 (1987)

Jörgen Nilsson         - Tenor & soprano saxophone
Håkan Rydin            - Piano
Ulf Rådelius             - Bass
Anders Lagerlöf       - Drums

"Original-Nexus last record is in our opinion also their best"
"... all the way through it is high-class modern music..."
Arbetet

"...a nice rhythmic flow..." "It swings a lot. A CD I wouldn't be without." ÖC

"...Nexus in Canada is even better. It is altogether superb." "...a CD on a high international level."                                     
OJ

"The touch is melodic..." "...a beautiful unbroken feeling from beginning to end."                                                                          
SDS

"...and play more powerful, extrovert and exciting, and fascinate with their immense togetherness."
Skånska Dagbladet

 
 
1. YOU MUST BELIVE IN SPRING
   ( M. Legrand)
2. PRESENTATION by Marc Vasey
3. EMMA (H. Rydin)
4. THE PARTY (L. Fernlöf)
5. SOMETIME AGO (S. Mihanovich)
6. NUBIA (M. Tyner)
7. DREAMS SO REAL (C. Bley)
8. SILHOUETTE (L. Gullin)

 
 
 

Nexus: "Nexus meets Enrico Rava". Four Leaf Records FLC 5075 (1984)

Enrico Rava              - fluegelhorn
Jörgen Nilsson         - tenor & soprano saxophone
Håkan Rydin            - piano & Fender Rhodes piano
Ulf Rådelius             - bass
Anders Lagerlöf       - drums


Engineers: Glenn Stridh & Lars Finnström
Mastering: Björn Almstedt at Europa Film
Cover Photo: Bert Mattsson
Liner Photo: Anders Lagerlöf
Producer: Lars Samuelson
Recorded at Mastersound Studio, Svanehus, Sweden, March 8–9 1984

Side A
1. LOX'S WALK (E. Rava)
2. ONE FOR CLIFF (E. Rava)
3. KANINGA (H. Rydin)

Side B
1. SOMETHING ADDED (H. Rydin)
2. REPLENISHMENT (H. Rydin)
3. LAZY SUNDAY (E. Rava)
 


 
 
 

Nexus: "Nexus" Four Leaf Records FLC 5028 (1978)
Nexus: "Nexus First". Same recording released in Japan on the label SweDisc Jazz

Jörgen Nilsson         - tenor & soprano saxophone
Håkan Rydin            - piano & Fender Rhodes piano
Ulf Rådelius             - bass
Anders Lagerlöf       - drums

One of the best Swedish Jazz Records ever! (Andreas Müller, Deutschland Radio, Kultur)


Engineer: Peter Berge
Cover Photo: Gerry M
Liner Photo: Urban Nilsson
Producer: Nexus
Recorded at Bellatrix Sudio, Malmö, Sweden, May 2–5 1978

Side A
1. THE BLACK ANGEL (K. Barron)
2. BLACK NARCISSUS
   (J. Henderson)
3. INFANT EYES (W. Shorter)
4. IDA LUPINO (C. Bley)

Side B
1. NEFERTITI (W. Shorter)
2. BLUE IN GREEN (M. Davis)
3. GRAZING DREAMS (C. Walcott)



  OTHER RECORDINGS

 
 
 

Ulf Rådelius Connection: "Connection" URCD 9901 (1999)

Karl-Martin Almqvist - tenor saxophone
Håkan Rydin             - piano
Mats Holtne              - guitar
Ulf Rådelius             - bass, composer, arranger
Keith Copeland        - drums


Engineer & mastering: Jatte Nilsson
Cover photo: Jan-Erik Blondell
Cover design: Jeannette Lindstedt
Producers: Ulf Rådelius & Keith Copeland
Recorded in Malmö, Sweden, 1999


1. ALONZO AND IMOGENE (Trad.)
2. MINGAN (U. Rådelius)
3. E.R (U. Rådelius)
4. MATRADURA (Trad.)
5. A LITTLE FRENCH (U. Rådelius)
6. THE LONELY COTTAGE (Trad.)
7. MOURNING SONG (Trad.)
8. WALTZ AFTER ABRAHAM
   HAGHOLM (Trad.)
9. AIMÉE (U. Rådelius)
10. WINDS SIGH IN TH WOODS
   (Trad.)
11. GRANDPA'S BLUES
   (U. Rådelius)
12. FOLKISH (U. Rådelius)



 
 
 

Lasse O, Håkan Rydin & Red Mitchell: "Just in Time" (1991)
Reissued as "A Tribute to Red" hi-hat records HHCD-132 (2003)

Lasse O                     - vocals
Håkan Rydin              - piano
Red Mitchell              - bass


Mastering: Janne Brovall
Photo: Ove Torstensson & Tom Andersson
Cover design: Pia Williamsson
Producer: Lasse O


1. I DO LOVE LOVE (R. Mitchell)
2. MY FOOLISH HEART (V. Young & N. Washington)
3. STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS  (P. Simon)
4. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN (I. Berlin)
5. THE SUN AND THE WATER (R. Mitchell)
6. JUST IN TIME (J.Styne, B. Comden & A. Green)
7. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU (H. Warrren & M. Gordon)
8. EARLY IN THE MORNING OR VERY LATE AT NIGHT
    (P. Totth & R. Stone)
9. ONCE I LOVED (A.C. Jobim & A. Gilbert)
10. THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
   (H. Mancini & J. Mercer)
11. YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING
   (M. Legrand & A&M. Bergman)
12. A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE (R. Mitchell)



 
 
 

Lasse O: "Speglingar" GoodWill GWLP 2010 (1979)



 
 
 

Gitte Pålsson & Håkan Rydin: "Novemberljus" Gitte Pålsson – vocals, Håkan Rydin – piano GPCD 03 (2002)




Gitte Pålsson: "Ett År" (HR featured soloist) GPCD 07 (2007)




Waltz For Debbie: "Gone and Out" (featured soloist) www.mp3.com/albums/492889/ (2001)