Never Forgotten, Always Remembered

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
European musicians improvise quite differently than their American counterparts, but the influence of their brethren across the oceans is just as easily identifiable. Trumpeter Magnus Broo has stuck to the mainstream jazz traditions established by legendary bop brass players, but has always held a spot in his heart for the extroverted style of Don Cherry. Keyboardist Sten Sandell, pegged as a post-Cecil Taylor modernist, teams with Broo in the Goodforgottens, utilizing Hammond B-3 organ, breaking his mold, and providing some of the most arresting sounds on his instrument as any modern musician has attempted. With bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
European musicians improvise quite differently than their American counterparts, but the influence of their brethren across the oceans is just as easily identifiable. Trumpeter Magnus Broo has stuck to the mainstream jazz traditions established by legendary bop brass players, but has always held a spot in his heart for the extroverted style of Don Cherry. Keyboardist Sten Sandell, pegged as a post-Cecil Taylor modernist, teams with Broo in the Goodforgottens, utilizing Hammond B-3 organ, breaking his mold, and providing some of the most arresting sounds on his instrument as any modern musician has attempted. With bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, Broo and Sandell play Zen-like extensions of purely creative music made in the moment, based on mutual trust and feelings of freedom. The three extended tracks, which segue together to form a whole suite, are based on the retention or lapse of memory that flashes, washes, or wanes with the passage of time. "Always Forgotten" sounds initially like "Shhhh/In a Silent Way" with droning trumpet and long bass tones before intensifying, adding clattering percussion, Middle Eastern free tones, and church organ. Splattering sounds, so much a signature of Cherry's in the free discourse of "Never Remembered" and a busy drum solo lead to some defiant piano from Sandell, and a resolute coda. "Remembered Forgotten" over nearly 20 minutes has the band frantic with anxiety for the most part, with unison playing somewhat lyrical, spaced out courtesy of Sandell's organ, into high powered sixth gear, then calmed as creepy creature vocals signal the beginning of deep, dark night. While the music is wholly conceived and executed, one can easily envision a circadian cycle has indeed been completed, but which the next day may be completely different. As improvised music goes, this group provides some intriguing options, especially considering the big talent of Broo and Sandell to play in a sonic footprint they are not readily associated with. Bravo for their bold intent, and the newness of these challenging musings that need to be paid attention to.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5609063001648
  • Catalog Number: 931391
  • Sales rank: 398,096

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Goodforgottens Primary Artist
Magnus Broo Trumpet, Group Member
Sten Sandell Piano, Vocals, Group Member, Hammond B3
Paal Nilssen-Love Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Johan Berthling Double Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Janne Hansson Engineer
Trem Azul Executive Producer
Sören Von Malmborg Mastering
The Goodforgottens Composer, Producer
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