Espen Eriksen Trio
My Jazz Story
The jazz world is not short on piano trios, but it´s not every day that one comes across a
new trio with a personal musical language. Espen Eriksen Trio plays highly melodical and
lyrical instrumentals with elements from Scandinavian folk and melancholia and shades of
the deep woods.
It´s definitely jazz, but their less is more approach is in contrast to most of their
contemporaries, with structures almost like pop songs and with a strong focus on melodies
and short solos. It´s fair to place them in a tradition with Tord Gustavsen Trio and the late
Esbjörn Svensson Trio, but without really sounding like any of them.