Never Forgotten Always Remembered
The association of trumpeter Magnus Broo with the Sten Sandell Trio was very much intended and searched for, giving continuity to another partnership in quartet: the one with John Butcher heard in the album “Strokes”. But something wasn’t planned: the use of a Hammond B-3 organ. The instrument was laying in a corner of the recording studio and Sandell decided on the spot to use it as his main keyboard. With one particularity: he never played a Hammond before. Of course, the music changed radically; not only we feel Broo’s influence in all the developments, as the peculiar characteristics of the organ determined a kind of approach rather different from anything done previously by the Sten Sandell Trio. And that’s why “Never Forgotten, Always Remembered” is credited to a new band, The Godforgottens. And what a band, reuniting great virtuosos (along with Broo and Sandell, bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love) who don’t choose the easiest way – to exhibit their skills for the egotist pleasure of it. They also have in common the gathering in their musical languages of several stylistic influences, going from classical contemporary music to experimental rock, the axis being hard bop and free jazz. The resulting music is quite a surprise! When you think you’ve heard everything, here is a CD coming directly from creativity land.