Åke Persson (February 25, 1932 in Hässleholm – February 5, 1975 in Stockholm) was a Swedish bebop jazz trombonist.
Persson, known as "the Comet" (or "Kometen"), moved from southern Sweden to Stockholm in 1951, where he played in Simon Brehm's quintet (1951–1954). Following this Persson worked with Arne Domnérus, Hacke Björksten, Harry Arnold's Radio Band (1956–1961), Quincy Jones, Lars Gullin, the RIAS Berlin band (1961–1975), and the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band (1963–1971). Persson played with many noted American musicians, including George Wallington, Roy Haynes, Benny Bailey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. He led several sessions for labels such as Metronome, Philips, and EmArcy in the 1950s.
Persson was born in Hässleholm, Sweden and started his music career by playing valve trumper in school.Persson was found dead in his car in the Djurgårdsbrunn channel in February 1975. There is a book trombonist Åke Persson written by author Bo Carlsson.
With Benny Bailey
With Count Basie
With the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band
With Stan Getz
With Benny Golson
With Quincy Jones
With Herbie Mann
With Oliver Nelson
With Sahib Shihab
With Jimmy Witherspoon
With Duke Ellington
Live at the Opernhaus Cologne 1969 (Delta Music, 2016)
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