During this period Domnérus recorded a series of singles later issued by RCA that take your breath away. The band was led by Domnérus and featured Rolf Ericson on trumpet, Rolf Blomqvist on tenor sax, Lars Gullin on baritone sax, Gunnar Svensson on piano, Yngve Akerberg on bass and Jack Noren on drums. The music was eventually released as part of RCA's 10-inch global jazz LP seriesAround the World in Jazz, Sweden: Arne Domnérus and His Orchestra Vols. 1 and 2.
Domnérus began as an ardent fan of Benny Carter but came under the influence of Parker as soon as the bebop pioneer's 78s made their way to Sweden just after World War II. But while Parker's sound washed over Domnérus, the cool approach of Lester Young and Lee Konitz is evident, too.
According to Tom Lord's Jazz Discography, Domnérus recorded on a sizable 571 recording sessions. He died in 2008.
JazzWax tracks: Some of the Domnérus RCA tracks are available on download compillations. Simply search Amazon for Arne Domnérus along with the song titles above (click images to enlarge).