Andreas Ulvo / piano
Sigurd Hole / bass
Jonas H. Sjøvaag / drums
Eple trio is a Norwegian contemporary jazz trio playing their own original music. The group have been playing together for several years, slowly developing musical interaction and expanding the soundscape and possibilities of the modern trio.
The group have released three albums on the label NORCD
- Made This (2007)
- The Widening Sphere of Influence (2008)
- In the Clearing / In the Cavern (Double album - 2010)
Eple Trio's members are highly acclaimed musicians on the Norwegian music scene, collaborating with some of Norways finest, such as Karl Seglem, Mathias Eick and Jon Eberson.
On their third release, the double album ‘In the Clearing / In the Cavern,’ Eple trio shows how they are in complete control of their format. Since their last release in 2008 they have grown both in form and expression, and appear as confident musicians and representatives for modern contemporary jazz.
The album was recorded deep within the Swedish forests by Sjur Miljeteig and Peder Kjellsby. This is heard in both the sonic qualities of the recording, as well as in the qualities dwelling in the performances and the music stretching just beyond 60 minutes in total.
In the liner notes, written by Jonas H. Sjøvaag, it says that ‘this is in many ways programme music [...] a sonic description of a part of the Northern hemisphere.’ This can be heard in the subtle references to Norwegian folk music, in passages resembling the Swedish pianist Jan Johansson, and you can sense them in the images created in us when listening. The music is all original, written by Jonas H. Sjøvaag and Andreas Ulvo, or by Eple Trio. It has been arrange by Eple Trio, and mixed by Peder Kjellsby, Jonas H. Sjøvaag and Andreas Ulvo. Sjøvaag also made the artwork, and took the cover and booklet photos.
Eple Trio + Mathias Eick - Live at Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, Norway
'Morning Stillness, Crisp Air' - Eple Trio featuring Mathias Eick, live at Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo | March 6th 2013
Recorded by Rune Børø / photo by Nasjonal Jazzscene
Coming up: Eple Trio + Mathias Eick | Live at Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, Norway
Naturlyrisk pianotrio møter stjernetrompetist
Eple trio så dagens lys på Norges Musikkhøyskole, men tok raskt skrittet ut i den store verden. Etter tre kritikerroste album og omfattende konsertvirksomhet har trioen utviklet et samspill tett som et bjørkekratt, og med vekt på improvisasjon og lange melodilinjer. Musikken kan kanskje beskrives som moderne fjelljazz der den maler fram bilder av melankolsk, nordisk natur, og det er mer enn et hint av skandinavisk folketoner, men du hører like gjerne ekko fra klassiske komponister som Bach og Debussy, fra samtidsmusikk og pop.
Mathias Eick bør være kjent for et bredt publikum. Vinneren av Statoil-stipendet under by:larm 2009 gir ut platene sine på prestisjeselskapet ECM og turnerer verden over.
Andreas Ulvo – piano, Sigurd Hole – bass, Jonas H. Sjøvaag – trommer, Mathias Eick – trompet
Buyt tickets here: http://www.billettservice.no/event/eple-trio-med-mathias-eick-billetter/...
Playing in Japan - May / June 2012
Playing in Japan - May / June 2012
Nine gigs have been booked for our tour in Japan. This time we're visiting Tokyo, Chiba, Kyoto, Kobe, Yokohama, Kanazawa and Saitama, and the list is about twice as long as our last tour in December 2010. Great news for us as we love Japan immensely; can't wait to get there!