Article number: SOL J-0002 [Japan import]
Member price SEK 189:- (ord price 229:-)
The pianist Teddy Wilson mentions in his autobiography that the expression "jazz chamber music" was probably first used by John Hammond when describing the music of the Benny Goodman Trio - with clarinet, piano and drums.
Without making any other comparison I would say that the instrumention of the SWEET JAZZ TRIO is even more of a chamber music character, due to the absence of drums, and the velvety and mellow guitar and double bass sound. This becomes apparent when you hear the SWEET JAZZ TRIO live. We can turn the volume down to "almost silence" - as one critic expressed it. Our type of music fits nicely into the intimacy of a room with perfect acoustic conditions. Play the CD and you are inviting the soft sound of the SWEET JAZZ TRIO into your own home! The superb sound quality of the CD is the result of Lennart Wallnor´s recording efforts and the recording equipment modified by Åke Blom.
The selection of songs are moody ballads and medium tempo songs. Among the ballads you will find "Autumn In New York", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams" - with contemplative guitar playing by Mats Larsson and "It Might As Well Be Spring" - a quiet and peaceful ending of the CD. There is also Duke Ellington´s "Come Sunday" from his suite Black, Brown and Beige. "Soultrane" is a beautiful ballad written by pianist Tadd Dameron for John Coltrane.
"This Is No Laughing Matter" is a melodious song "imported" to Sweden by the pianist Bud Powell. The drummer Sune Spångberg played with the Bud Powell trio at the legendary club "Gyllene Cirkeln" in Stockholm when this song was recorded. Sune has told me that Bud Powell was inspired to play and sing this song when a very sweet blonde entered the club. Among the medium/up-tempo songs you will find evergreens like Duke Ellington´s "What Am I Here For", played on duo (cornet - bass) and "My Melancholy Baby", "The Touch of Your Lips" and the well-known "All Of Me" - a great example of Hans Backenroth`s excellent bass playing. Not so commonly heard is "I Had The Craziest Dream" - a song from the early forties originally recorded by Harry James but later also by for instance Kenny Dorham. //Lasse Törnqvist
Autumn In New York - I Had The Craziest Dream - This Is No Laughing Matter - What Am I Here For - Polka Dots And Moonbeams - The Touch Of Your Lips - Soultrane - My Melancholy Baby - Come Sunday - All Of Me - It Might As Well Be Spring