Palle Danielsson (1946-2024)

Palle Danielsson died on 18 May 2024, at the age of 77. He played on multiple Keith Jarrett albums with the so-called European quartet, such has Belonging and My Song.

This is a statement from his sister Monica Dominique:

Bassist Palle Danielson fell asleep at his home after a period of illness on May 18.
He lived to be 77 years old.

He leaves behind his life partner the artist Ulla Lööf

Early in his career, Palle became an obvious profile in the Swedish jazz world, but perhaps better known internationally through his collaborations with greats such as Bill Evans, Eje Thelin, Peter Erskine and others.

But perhaps he became best known through his many years of collaboration with Keith Jarrett and his “European Quartet” with whom he toured all over the world for several years.

Palle has been awarded several times for his efforts in music with e.g. The Monica Zetterlund
Scholarship, the Jan Johansson Scholarship and most recently last year, he was awarded the
honorary Lifetime Achievement Award by the Swedish Jazz Association. Palle was the brother of composer and pianist Monica Dominique, who toured together for many years with their duo program. In 2012 came the album “Togetherness”.

Palle was not just a beloved little brother. He was also a highly respected and extremely
knowledgeable fellow musician. I don’t think everyone really understands how famous he was internationally. The grief is double and very heavy now.