b. 6 September 1947, Blekinge, Sweden. Perrson’s powerful trumpet and cornet playing made him the star of Swedish bands such as Maggie’s Blue Five and Bent’s Blue Rhythm Band throughout the 70s. During this time he was recording a four-volume set of Louis Armstrong’s Fifty Hot Choruses which had been transcribed from cylinder recordings now lost, but published by the Melrose Brothers in 1927. These accurate-sounding recordings add significantly to what is available of Armstrong’s early playing. In the 80s Perrson continued to perform in the re-creative style he favours. He later formed the Weatherbird Jazzband, worked with Tomas Ornberg (reeds) and recorded with vocalist Maxine Sullivan.
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