Lars Gunnar Victor Gullin was a Swedish jazz saxophonist.
10 Facts About Lars Gullin
Lars Gullin planned on a classical career, studying privately with classical pianist Sven Brandel.
Lars Gullin worked as a member of Arne Domnerus's septet for two years from 1951; the group mainly performed at Nalen, a leading dance spot in Stockholm.
Lars Gullin formed his own group in 1953, probably the only regular group he was to lead.
Later Lars Gullin albums were leased to Atlantic Records in the United States.
The remainder of Lars Gullin's career was blighted by his own narcotics problems, and sometimes he survived on artists' grants from the Swedish government.
Lars Gullin was restricted by illness for much of the later part of 1958.
Lars Gullin died of a heart attack, brought on by his long-term addiction to methadone.
The film Sven Klang's Combo is a fictionalised version of the Swedish jazz scene of the 1950s, and the saxophonist Lars is based on Gullin.
Lars Gullin's son, Peter Gullin, was a baritone saxophonist and composer.