Article number: OCD-003 (2006)
In The Woods (Artogrush)
Brilliant triojazz from three of Swedens most exciting musicians. Music in the tradition of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane with an ambient and folky vibe. Örjan Hultén Trio went to Prästmon, Ångermanland in the north of Sweden to reconnect to their northern roots and to get the right woodland feeling. This new album, their first full length recording as a trio, was recorded in Hola on a bitterly cold winterday. ”The woods” are a central source of inspiration on this album, the music sometimes dark and mysterious like a northern pineforest, sometimes busy and bickering like chattering junglebirds, sometimes peaceful and unfathomable like a woodland pool. ÖHT plays an unrestrained mixture of religious freejazz, ballads, r&b, calypso, uptempo and blues. In their music you can find influences from a wide range of musicians such as Alice Coltrane, Mary J Blige, and the swedish pianist Per Henrik Wallin. Edverything is held together by Hulténs compositions and the keen collaboration of Augustson, Hultén and Rundqvist.
Personnel: Örjan Hultén-saxophones, Filip Augustson-bass, Fredrik Rundqvist-drums
Track listing: Diggin' the birds - Restless - Old friend, new friend (John and Alice), It's ugly here, I like it! (suburban calypso) - Helssning (greetings) - Lick the ground (April, April) - Melacholic (freezing and sweating) - Jorden runt (Around the world)