Franska Trion (Sweden)

Photo collage © Franska Trion
Känner för kärlek
Sings and plays the blues
Gnistorna frestade oss
Matti Ollikainen piano/vocals, Victor Furbacken bass and Thommy Larsson drums. A trio of young and gifted musicians based in Göteborg, not only brilliant at doing The Jazz thing but also well versed in the ways of The Blues. Always putting their own stamp on the material, be it a jazz standard, a blues obscurity or a Swedish folk song. Matti's heartfelt, very personal vocals merging with the trio's "take no prisoners" playing attitude. A most individual soundscape created by a powerful force in modern Swedish jazz.