This the first video in a series “How to play it” where I’ll be showing some of my music and playing techniques I use on the Hammond B3. This video is about my song the Hellkvist Shuffle, the first song of my album “Finally!” and one of the first songs I composed after having started to play the Hammond organ.
Today, June 17th, is the national day of Iceland. I was there for the first time 5 years ago for a tour after the release of Finally! I’ve been back a couple of times since and each time I love this country more. Last year I learned their national anthem and worked on an arrangement for the Hammond B3. It was finished for to day so here’s my salute to this wonderful island and all my Icelandic friends. Gleðileg hátíð!
Talking about pedal sound on the Hammond B3
This year, me and Claes Janson was asked to perform at the celebration of our national day in our hometown of Uppsala. We played the national anthem “Du gamla, du fria” and two other songs from his repertoire. For this I made an arrangement for the national anthem that turned out quite nicely I think. I’ll post two videos here: First where I play the anthem on solo organ.
Here is the full program for the Uppsala celebration. The nationalanthem is at 36:21, and the other songs at 10:00 and 33:06.
This will be the last saturday stream before a summer hiatus. I thought I’d do a condensed version of my birthday concert 5 years ago. It was the release of my first album Finally!, and on the same evening I also played with Trinity and a tribute to Swedish Hammond player Kjell Öhman. As usual, there’ll be jazz, blues, groovy beats and who knows what else. Tune in and join the fun!
With Pentecost coinciding with the final of the Eurovision song contest, where the Swedish contribution is named Voices, theme of this stream is just that – Voices! And to build on that further I actually will sing a few tunes. Check it out!
The day of victory i World war 2, in Europe that is. That’s worth celebrating, sin’t it? Also honoring Keith Jarrett and Richard “Groove” Holmes. As usual, with jazz, blues, groovy beats and who knows what else. Tune in and join the fun!
Erik Söderlind, Andreas Hellkvist and Ola Bothzén – three prominent Swedish jazz musicians from the same generation, sharing a love for the organ jazz from the 50’s and 60’s. This project is a celebration to the music and sound created by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff and their likes. Straight ahead and swinging, with taste and finesse. Tune in and join the fun!