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 four albums:
EPLE TRIO UNIVERSAL CYCLE
SHPWRK006 / LP, CD, Digital
´Universal Cycle´ was made in a time where it felt natural to embrace extroversion as a mode of output. It may not become the norm.
Through a decade, this trio has developed a unique mode of interplay and improvisation, in the very grey area between written and improvised music. The inspirations stretches far beyond traditional jazz, which is audible through references to classical, folk and contemporary music. This results in melodic lines focusing on dynamic stretches and suggestive rhythm, where the interplay is always in focus.
The trio has already released three albums, and the fourth one, Universal Cycle, is available from October 1st, 2014. It features guest artists, namely guitarist Ivar Grydeland (Huntsville, Dans Les Arbres ++), and trumpet player Mathias Eick (ECM recording artist). Partially through their input, the mood of the record alternates between lyrical melodic lines presented over the intense backdrop of the trio, to improvisational pieces where the sounds interweave, creating a unique soundscape focusing on the exploration of musical possibilities.
Eple Trio is Andreas Ulvo / piano, Sigurd Hole / bass og Jonas H. Sjøvaag / drums, all of them musicians who have been involved in shaping the Norwegian jazz sound through several years as active musicians. The compositions are mainly written by Jonas H. Sjøvaag, and arranged and produced by the ensemble. It was partially recorded deep in the Swedish forests, by Sjur Miljeteig and Peder Kjellsby, and partially in Propeller Studio, Oslo, by Morgan Nicolaisen. Mastered by Chris Sansom. The record will release on vinyl, CD and on all digital platforms on October 1st 2014.
Available on LP / CD / Digital platforms Distributed by Musikkoperatørene
EPLE TRIO | Live from Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo (Full concert)
Watch our anniversary concert, live from Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo!
Andreas Ulvo / piano, Sigurd Hole / bass, Jonas H. Sjøvaag / drums
With guests: Mathias Eick / trumpet, Bergmund Waal Skaslien / viola, Håkon Thelin / bass
Exclusive pre-listen of Universal Cycle available at Wimp.no
Interview and pre-listen available at http://magazine.wimp.no/2014/09/eple-trio-feirer-10-ar-eksklusiv-forhand...
House / Eple Trio live in Sendesaal, Bremen 2014
House (from Made This (2007)) performed live at Sendesaal, Bremen, 2014
Composed by Jonas Howden Sjøvaag
Moon Tint / Eple Trio live in Sendesaal, Bremen 2014
Moon Tint (from Made This (2007)) performed live at Sendesaal, Bremen, 2014
Composed by Sigurd Hole
Music from Norway | By John Kelman
"Why and how has the Norwegian scene managed to build such a reputation, not just on its own turf but around the world? There are a number of answers to that question, but first and foremost is a commitment to the arts that began more than 40 years ago and which has, unlike so many other countries, remained a priority ever since. When Sverre Lunde, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spoke at the 2013 Punkt Festival in Kristiansand – announcing that, after nine years, the Ministry would be providing some well-deserved (and much needed) financial support to the festival, and that Punkt was now considered amongst the country’s elite events – what was, perhaps, an even more compelling statement was that the country’s goal has been to devote a full one percent of its budget to culture. That means that last year, in 2012, ten billion Norwegian Kroners – nearly 1.7 billion US dollars – was devoted to the arts. As a Canadian in a bilingual country, there’s a French word to describe this: incroyable!"
|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|