Jonas Hellborg

About Jonas Hellborg

Swedish bass guitarist, composer, and improvisor Jonas Hellborg is at home playing global jazz fusion, funk, improvised music, post-bop, and prog. His hundreds of credits include high-profile collaborations with John McLaughlin, Bill Laswell, Public Image Ltd., and Ginger Baker. He worked with guitarist Shawn Lane across the 1990s until Lane's death in 2003. Together they released Abstract Logic in 1995 and Temporal Analogues of Paradise with drummer Jeff Sipe in 1996. This trio issued Time Is the Enemy in 1997 and the acoustic Zenhouse in 1999. In 2000, with V. Selvaganesh, they released Good People in Times of Evil and 2002's Personae with Sipe and Icon. In 2005, Hellborg's global fusion explorations netted Kali's Son. He formed Art Metal with Swede Mattias "IA" Eklundh and V. Selvaganesh to release an eponymous album in 2007 and The Jazz Raj in 2014. Hellborg issued the archival Concert of Europe in 2023.

Gothenburg, Sweden
June 7, 1958

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