The traditional music of Sweden has been preserved through the playing of multi-instrumentalist and composer Ale Moller. A former member of folk groups Filarfolket and Friot, Moller helped to spark interest in Swedish folk music in the late '80s and early '90s. He currently works with violinist/vocalist Lena Willemark, drone-fiddler Mats Eden, and percussionist Tina Johansson in the Nordic Quartet, a group dedicated to resurrecting the medieval ballads of Scandanavia. Together with Jonas Knutsson, Moller has directed the 14-piece Stockholm Folk Music Big Band. A native of Malmo, Sweden, Moller initially gravitated to jazz and rock as a youngster. Post-bop trumpet player Clifford Brown provided his earliest influence. After meeting Christos Mitrencis, a Greek bouzouki player who was living in Malmo, Moller became fascinated with the ...
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