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Kjetil Mulelid Trio: What You Thought Was Home

Read "What You Thought Was Home" reviewed by John Eyles

What You Thought Was Home is the follow-up to the Kjetil Mulelid Trio's debut release, Not Nearly Enough to Buy a House (Rune Grammofon, 2017), which was widely praised on its release. The line-up remains unchanged, with double bassist Bjørn Marius Hegge and drummer Andreas Skår Winther joining pianist Kjetil André Mulelid, all of them being Norwegian and products of the jazz department at the Trondheim Conservatory of Music. In addition to this trio, all three are separately involved in ...

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Kjetil Mulelid Trio: Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House

Read "Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Norwegian pianist/composer Kjetil Mulelid leads his young trio in a program with a maturity that contradicts their age. Their music is lyrical and exploratory, with a high degree of group interaction, and even a bit of free playing. Opener “Entrance" finds them moving together through the rhythmic waves. “Fly, Fly" begins with Mulelid in a slightly gospel mood, followed by a brief lyrical unaccompanied piano solo which gives way to a rubato feel, so loose that it almost feels free—the ...


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