Release Date: 18 May 2018
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|ESPEN BERGE TRIO BOLGE Limited Vinyl LP
The Espen Berg Trio made its mark with the group's first album, "Mønster", in 2015. The trio was referred to as "the biggest and most important musical discovery in the first half of 2016" by Jazz Japan, and they have toured extensively in Japan, where they have also signed a recording contract. Now the trio is back, with a striking and elegant new album, "Bølge".
Pianist Espen Berg, along with Bárður Reinert Poulsen (double bass) and Simon Olderskog Albertsen (drums), presents a series of dynamic compositions, where the complex, the melodious and the lyrical are merged in new and surprising ways. The trio delivers modern, extrovert and accessible music that deserves to reach a large audience.
Pianist and composer Espen Berg (b. 1983), has toured worldwide with his trio Listen, the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Marius Neset, as well as with his own projects. He has released two critically acclaimed solo piano albums, and in 2007 he was voted the best soloist at the Hoeilaart International Jazz Contest in Belgium. In 2016 he won one of Norway's most important music awards, JazZtipendiatet, which resulted in the commissioned work "Maetrix". This piece had its world premiere at the Molde Jazz Festival in 2017, played by the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. Among the musicians Espen has worked with are Silje Nergaard, Anders Jormin, Per Jørgensen, Hildegunn Øiseth, Arve Henriksen and Mathias Eick.
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