EPLE TRIO

"Highly recommended" - Eyal Haeruveni, allaboutjazz.com

Jonas Sjøvaag - drums, Andreas Ulvo - piano, Sigurd Hole - bass

All albums available at Bandcamp.com

About

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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.

After thirteen years of existence, the trio is still one of the most genre-defying and original groups on the Scandinavian jazz scene. With Andreas Ulvo on the piano, Sigurd Hole on bass and Jonas Sjøvaag on drums, the band is otherwise well connected and frequently plays, individually or collectively, with many other remarkable Norwegian musicians such as Karl Seglem, Jon Eberson, Tord Gustavsen, Mathias Eick and many more. 

Eple Trio have expanded and challenged the perception of modern Scandinavian jazz for many years, and through their four prior releases they have consistently brought on a new take on the genre, either based on unusual impulses and compositional methods, or by experimenting with form and improvisational structures, all while keeping tension between melody and a rhythmic undertow. 

On their latest record, classical music and its mode of presentation have been given special attention. Hear it on the track ‘Curious Child’, a composition by Sjøvaag, inspired by Schumann’s ‘Kinderszenen’ and also a direct link to Sjøvaags past as a classical pianist, where the phrases are timed according to length and narrative quality rather than more traditional approach of periods and standard form, thus resulting in a piece where the musicians are working both with and against each other, and where dynamics are played with utmost precision. For the opposite, listen to ‘Close your eyes’ by Ulvo. A piece where Sjøvaag & Hole creates a staccato rhythmic bedrock upon which Ulvo can show off his unique improvisational skills and the group builds the arrangement to a structure reminiscent of Arvo Pärt played by Jarrett / Garbarek / Danielsson / Christensen.
 

Live at Deichmanske Bibliotek, with Vilde & Inga
Live in Kulturhuset, Oslo
Live in Sendesaal: First Monday in October
Live in Sendesaal: House
5 (2017)
2017
5 front image
Universal Cycle (2014)
2014
Universal Cycle front image
In the Clearing / In the Cavern, 2CD (2010)
2010
In the Clearing / In the Cavern front image
The Widening Sphere of Influence (2008)
2008
The Widening Sphere of Influence front image
Made This (2007)
2007
Made This cover front

02/09 | 2017 Rendalen
01/09 | 2017 Mellomrød Gård, Tjøme
31/08 | 2017 Nasjonal Jazzscene
16/08 | 2017 Magnor Kirke
25/03 | 2017 Røyken Jazzforum
29/01 | 2017 Det mørke rommet I: Eple Trio
30/09 | 2016 Forstanderskapssalen, Sentralen (Oslo)
04/05 | 2015 Deichmanske Bibliotek
07/03 | 2015 Smea, Tynset Kulturhus
06/03 | 2015 Einbeck-Sülbeck, Beim Esel (DE)
02/03 | 2015 B Flat, Berlin
01/10 | 2014 10 yrs Anniversary party & Album release | Nasjonal Jazzscene
28/03 | 2014 Sendesaal Bremen
24/03 | 2014 B-Flat, Berlin (DE)
07/03 | 2014 Municipal School, Mumbai
07/03 | 2014 DPS, East
06/03 | 2014 Calorax Global School
06/03 | 2014 DPS, Bhopal
05/03 | 2014 PDPU, Gandhi Nagar
05/03 | 2014 IIT Gandhi Nagar
04/03 | 2014 Orphanage Home, Ahmedabad
04/03 | 2014 C.N. Vidyavihar, Ahmedabad
03/03 | 2014 Mudra institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
03/03 | 2014 Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad
28/02 | 2014 Maharaja Agrasen College
27/02 | 2014 KIIT College of Engineering, Gurgaon
26/02 | 2014 St. Marks Senior Secondary Girls School, New Delhi
26/02 | 2014 KIIT World School, Pitampura, New Delhi
15/09 | 2013 Kanazawa Jazz Street
14/09 | 2013 Oyama-jinja Shrine | Kanazawa Jazz Fest
14/09 | 2013 Kanazawa Jazz Street
11/09 | 2013 Airegin, Yokohama, Kanagawa
10/09 | 2013 Nardis, Kashiwa, Chiba
09/09 | 2013 Rakuya, Naka-Meguro, Tokyo
08/09 | 2013 Pit Inn, Shinjuku , Tokyo
07/09 | 2013 Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo

2012: Tour of Japan, tour in Germany, various concerts in Norway

2011: Concerts in Norway

2010: Concerts in Japan, Germany, Norway