He is a saxophonist,
flautist, clarinettist and producer, born Jan Kling, who started working as
a recording musician in the late 1960s.
In 1967 he worked
with the Swedish group Tages to record their
album Studio and around 1970 was
working with the power trio November.
In 1972 he worked with Bjorn Skifs on his
album Blabus. In 1974 he performed as a
clarinettist for the Glam singer Harpo on his Leo The Leopard.
Around that same
time he became acquainted with ABBA and performed on their singer Anna-Frid Lyngstad’s Frida ensam in
1975. In 1976 he performed
flute and saxophone on Let’s
Boogie by the Swedish artists Michael B. Tretow.
In 1980 and 1982
he appeared on their albums Arrival, Voulez-Vous, Super
Trouper and The Visitors respectively,
becoming internationally recognised when he provided the flute
accompaniment on their hit single “Fernando”.
to work as a session/studio
musician after the break up of ABBA and can be heard on albums which
by Per Gessle, Cake or Death by Lee Hazlewood, Sweethearts by Ulf Lundell, X-Ray
Vision by Scafell Pike and Em Ljus Framtid
by The Samuelsons and Rhapsody in Rock by Robert Wells.
In the late
1990s he began working as a producer and has since produced Seven Pieces by Lennart
Cushions by Stefan Isaakson, Longing by Jan Johansson, Horncraft by Hakan Nyquist, Mikael Raberg: Suite Extended by Mikael
and the compilation Composer’s Big Fun.
Elaine (Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus)
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