Following in the footsteps of In The Country and Espen Eriksen Trio,
Kjetil Mulelid Trio is the third piano trio to appear on Rune Grammofon.
Although they can be placed in the same musical landscape, it´s also
fair to say there are certain obvious differences. There is a solid dose
of youthful playfulness and curiosity at work here, at the same time
they show an assured maturity that belies their age (26, 26 and 29). The
music is based on compositions by pianist Mulelid - inspired by
everything from psalms to free jazz - but there is also room for
collective improvisation. It can be energetic, rhythmically complex and
harmonically rich, but also intimate and with a beautiful melody. They
work purely with acoustic sounds and timbres and are constantly reaching
for new ways to express themselves within these frames.
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