So strong is the group’s character and the musical identity of each of its members that the integration of this material always feels organic and logical. Stenson’s lyrical touch, Jormin’s folk-flavoured arco bass and Jon Fält’s flickering, textural drumming are all well-displayed on Contra la indecision, the trio’s first new recording in six years. Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album was recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI studio in May 2017.
Bo Gustav Stenson, better know as Bobo Stenson, the baby of the family, receives his first musical inspiration from his family. His father and mother play, respectively, piano and violin. His two brothers and sister (also respectively) practice the drums, trombone and cello. As a child, Stenson studies classical piano at the home of Werner Wolf Glaser, (a German-born Swedish composer, conductor, pianist, professor, music critic and poet (1910-2006), who becomes his most important teacher and mentor for 15 years.
Anders Jormin is a Swedish jazz bassist and composer and a graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Gothenburg. Jormin has collaborated with prominent Norwegian jazz musicians. Internationally, he has distinguished himself through collaborations with jazz artists such as Elvin Jones and Charles Lloyd, and has been a strong supporting member of the Bobo Stenson Trio for years. Jormin is currently Professor of improvisation at the Music Conservatory in Gothenburg, has an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy and is a part-time bass instructor at The Norwegian Academy of Music.
Jon Fält, from Gävle, a Swedish jazz musician. He grew up in Sandviken, where he began taking lessons by Stefan Bergkvist at the School of the Arts. Jon studied at the jazz School in Gavle, Skurup Folk High School and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He plays with some of Sweden’s foremost jazz groups like Bobo Stenson Trio, Yunkan 5 and 10, Lina Nyberg Pling and The Stoner.