The detective is hunched over the bar, alone in a dark smoky dive by the waterfront. A blond saunters in, backlit through the gloom by the neon beer light.Don't you remember me?" she asks.Why no," he mumbles, I've got a metal plate in my head and I drink too much vodka."In the background It Ain't Necessarily So" oozes from Fredrick Lindborg's tenor saxophone. Lindborg, Sjostedt & Daniel's Trio Colossus wails into the night like the backdrop for some boozy black and white film-noir, where hard men in fedoras carry revolvers small enough to fit ...read more
The stark, somewhat austere cover art of Trio Colossus, from Swedish saxophonist Fredrik Lindborg's LSD trio, belies the warm, rich music it houses.The sultry opening bars of It Ain't Necessarily So" set the mood for this impressive recording, which features four Lindborg originals and carefully chosen pieces by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Swedish composer Rune Wallebom. From the intimate, moody Psalm" to the closer Trio Colossus," Lindborg shows surprising maturity in his compositions, and an ardent sense of rhythm.With two well-received quartet recordings-The General (Imogena, 2006) and The One (Imogena, 2009)-under his belt, Lindborg has ...read more
There are those who insist that jazz musicians are born, not made. Swedish saxophonist Fredrik Lindborg makes an interesting exhibit in this nature versus nurture" argument. He was determined from a very young age to become a jazz musician, and he credits this to the fact that his father began playing Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday records for him from the moment he came home from the hospital.
Born in 1979, Lindborg's formative musical exposure consisted of a decidedly older vintage than that of most of today's twenty-somethings. It seems highly unlikely that very many youngsters growing up during the ...read more