Monday, December 11, 2017

Kjetil Mulelid Trio - Not Nearly Enough To Buy a House (RUNE GRAMMOFON RECORDS 2017)

Kjetil Mulelid Trio is a exciting new Norwegian jazz piano trio which plays modern acoustic jazz. Our music is a mixture of compositions written by Mulelid and pure collective improvisations. The music is both energetic and intimate with beautiful melodies and complex rhythms, inspired by contemporary Nordic jazz groups. Separately, the three members have released a number of well-received albums and can be spotted at clubs and festivals with different projects, such as Megalodon Collective (Norwegian grammy awards nominated in 2016), Round Trip and Wako.

"It took me several listens to fully realise just how magical this album is" - Andy Hamilton, The Wire (UK) 

" They play their namesake's ideas with exuberant dedication and tremendous understanding of every nuance. The songs sound logical, as if they have always been there. (...) Mulelid and his two equally young colleagues reveals timeless quality" - Volkmar Mantei, Baby Blaue (DE) 

"This trio is really speaking with its own voice and they left me with huge hunger for more, so I will stay alerted and will be looking forward to the next chapter to come – Not Nearly Enough To Being Done With Them." - G point audio (UK)

"We must commend this outstanding trio for its original exploration of the possibilities of the trio" - Fritz Balwit, Audiophile Audition (US)

"There are both something Nordic and some Keith Jarrett in this trio, but most of all is there a stability and a motion in the music, that grows for every listen in an inspiring way." - Niels Overgård, Jazznyt (DK) 

"This is really a great first album by a trio with multiple strong assets: compositions that let glow new facets with each listening, performers who flawlessly feel each other and support one another generously" - Paul Godderis, JazzHalo (BE)

"Keith Jarrett floats past, but Trio Mulelid turns the story to their own advantage. The interaction consists of flaws they should be proud of and the natural melodies of Mulelid come with charm" - Arild R. Andersen, Jazz i Norge (NO)