Eple Trio – In the Clearing, In the Cavern (2010/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:33 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Celebrated contemporary jazz outfit Eple Trio, made up of pianist Andreas Ulvo, bassist Sigurd Hole, and drumer Jonas H. Sjøvaag, have refined their tight interplay over several years; slowly developing musical interaction and expanding the soundscape and possibilities of the modern trio. Eple Trio’s members are all sought-after sidemen on the Norwegian music scene, having collaborated with some of Norways finest jazz performers such as Karl Seglem, Mathias Eick and Jon Eberson.
Eple Trio’s two celebrated albums; ‘In the Clearing’ and ‘In the Cavern, were recorded during an intense week deep in the desolate forests of Sweden. Says the trio’s member on the recording process: – When driving to the studio, the last leg of the journey is on a gravel road through dense vegetation, and although we noisily arrived in cars, we spotted a fox crossing the road, an eagle on territorial watch and some deer grazing lazily in the pine tree shadows. This set the mood for the week to come; a complete focus on music, playing and interaction, and thus an effort to expand our sound inspired by these wondrously calm surroundings.
“Touch and dynamic, space and decay, simple melody over complex muscle: all qualities of a selfless collective approach that places the end over the means, but equally—and paradoxically—the journey, as paramount over the destination. In the Clearing / In the Cavern is Eple Trio’s most quietly moving record to date, evoking landscapes hard to imagine for urban dwellers, but for those who can, a welcome respite from the stresses and energetic pace of modern life.”
1. Eple Trio – Preludium
2. Eple Trio – Greatest Joy on Earth
3. Eple Trio – Circle Song
4. Eple Trio – River Song II
5. Eple Trio – In the Clearing
6. Eple Trio – Birds of India
7. Eple Trio – Kölviken
8. Eple Trio – In the Cavern
9. Eple Trio – The Sinking Ship