Upcoming concerts

Date Venue
20:00 | 02/03 2015 B Flat, Berlin
20:00 | 06/03 2015 Einbeck-Sülbeck, Beim Esel (DE)

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:

Universal Cycle (2014) iTunes | Wimp | Spotify| 16/44 FLAC

In the Clearing / In the Cavern (Double album - 2010) iTunes Wimp Spotify

The Widening Sphere of Influence (2008) iTunes WimpSpotify

Made This (2007) iTunes WimpSpotify

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.

Catalog no: SHPWRK006 / SHPWRK006LP www.epletrio.no www.shipwreckords.no

Available on LP / CD / Digital platforms Distributed by Musikkoperatørene


Promo video for Universal Cycle - vinyl

10 hours 8 min ago

EPLE TRIO | Live from Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo (Full concert)

2 weeks 1 day ago

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

1 month 5 days ago

House / Eple Trio live in Sendesaal, Bremen 2014

6 months 3 weeks ago

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

6 months 3 weeks ago

Moon Tint (from Made This (2007)) performed live at Sendesaal, Bremen, 2014
Composed by Sigurd Hole

Eple Trio / First Monday in October / Live at Sendesaal, Bremen

6 months 3 weeks ago

Music from Norway | By John Kelman

11 months 2 weeks ago

"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!"

Read more here: http://musicnorway.no/2013/10/28/music-from-norway-just-how-important-is...

Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet | Live in Marburg 2013 | "Northbound"

11 months 2 weeks ago

Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet | Live in Marburg 2013 | "Inn i Juni"

11 months 3 weeks ago

Etter Snø & Porten - Live @ Unterfahrt, München (DE)

11 months 3 weeks ago

Contact info

Sigurd Hole
+47 995 25 574
Norway / Worldwide
Office Ohsawa
Tom Ohsawa
Mike Schneider
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / France

project members

Andreas Ulvo
Composer / arranger
Sigurd Hole
Composer / arranger
Jonas Howden Sjøvaag
Drums, keys
Composer / arranger

Concert reviews

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Past concerts

Date Venue
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