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kjetil mulelid trio - not nearly enough to buy a house (cd)


ARTIST // kjetil mulelid trio
LABEL // rune grammofon (no)
CAT // rcd2196cd


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's 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 Kjetil Andr 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. Personnel: Kjetil Andr Mulelid - piano; Bjrn Marius Hegge - double bass; Andreas Skr Winther - drums.