March 1, 2024

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CD review: Håkan Broström – Forgotten Memories – 2023: Video, CD cover & Buy Direct

Håkan Broström is one of Sweden’s top names in jazz. He has played with some of the biggest names on the scene. Via the Norrbotten Big Band, Swedish Radio Jazz Orchestra, he has played with such legends as Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Toots Thielemans. Håkan Broström has toured and played as a band leader and sideman with among others Esbjörn Svensson, Tim Hagans, Bobo Stenson, Joey Calderazzo, Palle Danielsson, Ulf Wakenius and Jeff “Tain” Watts.

Carl Winther is known as one of Denmark’s best piano players. Son of the world famous composer and trumpet player, Jens Winther, he started touring at an early age. The Award Winning vituoso, has been performing with the likes of Billy Hart, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill Evans,, Daniel Humiar, Adam Nussbaum, James Genus, Till Broenner, Markus Strickland, Dick Oats, Dejan Terzic, Eliel Lazo, Moussa Diallo, Mads Vinding, Hugo Rasmussen, Mikkel Nords, Al Campos, Tomas Franck, Doug Raney, Frederik Kronkvist, and Afonso Corea, to name some. His performance is breathtaking and virtuous.

He has a fluent ability to improvise He is an educated Jazz and Classic musicians, with a true love for Latin and African rhythms. His own composition are inspired by all this, and also includes the funky styles of Herbie Hancock’s 70s music and avangardistic ideas. Winther has been awarded for his precise and extravagant compositions and his amazing performance skills.

It has been exciting working with the Carl Winther Trio in many ways. One thing that was new for me was how spontaneously they work. We only rehearsed the original songs; I decided on the ballads the day before and brought the sheet music for the others on the recording day. It’s always a pleasure to play Carl’s compositions. In general, playing with Carl, Johnny, and Anders is a celebration.”At the moment, I’m writing material for a tour with Joey Calderazzo in February. Then we are planning a new recording with Carl’s trio next summer. First and foremost, I think it’s a bit of a fun wordplay. But, sure enough, sometimes, small memories surface that you didn’t think were still there. And perhaps they may never return,- an interview with me said Håkan Broström.

Saxophonist from Sweden Håkan Broström is quite familiar to our regular readers. Reviews of a number of his works, plus reviews of albums where he performed as a sideman (most often with his colleagues) can be found on the website.

The Stockholm archipelago consists of thousands of uninhabited and inhabited islands, the fourteen largest of which are home to the beautiful city. The city of beauties, muses, good fairies fluttering on bicycles along its cozy streets and alleys. The islands, from small to large, are connected by bridges. Once on it, you are captured by its architectural and sculptural magic like Håkan Broström’s bold saxophone jazz music. Stockholm and now one of the jazz capitals of the world and masters of the super-extra class have performed and continue to perform here, and always with great inspiration, its very appearance is sound-bearing, and its architectonics is musical. River whistles, more precisely … it’s a pleasure to listen to his music, live with every rhythm and harmony and enjoy it with a glass of wine. We definitely recommend having this CD.

1. Forgotten Memories
2. Mirage
3. You Know
4. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
5. The Fifth Sun
6. Daphne
7. Central Park West
8. Frozen Margarita

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