‘Reflections & Odysseys’ – Rymden

THERE’S A MAJOR STORY behind this unassuming cartoon rocket ship hurtling up through the firmament. A decade after the tragic death of revered Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson, his longtime colleagues Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström have returned to the trio format which launched global high flyers, e.s.t. Alongside them on Rymden’s Reflections & Odysseys is one of Norwegian jazz’s respected names, pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, known for his enduring New Conception of Jazz project and various ECM and ACT collaborations over the years. 

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Released 8 February 2019 and available from Proper MusicBandcamp, Amazon and iTunes.

 

Bugge Wesseltoft piano, keyboards
Dan Berglund bass
Magnus Öström drums, percussion

rymden-music.com

Jazzland Recordings – CD: 3779206 / 2LP: 3779207 (2019)

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‘Sails Set’ – Mats Eilertsen Trio

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HIS FOURTH RELEASE for Norwegian label Hubro sees bassist Mats Eilertsen returning to trio format, with Harmen Fraanje (piano) and Thomas Strønen (drums). ‘Sails Set’ presents absorbing, wholly improvised music of understatement, intrigue and contemplation – mostly in two- or three-minute episodes – sparking the imagination with its varied sound palette and picture-painting.

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Harmen Fraanje
piano  harmenfraanje.nl
Thomas Strønen drums  thomasstronen.com
Mats Eilertsen bass  matseilertsen.com

Hubro – HUBROCD2524 (2013)