|The trio: L-R: Andreas Bye, Espen Eriksen, Lars Tormod Jenset|
The Espen Eriksen trio, Espen Eriksen (piano), Lars Tormod Jenset (double bass) and Andreas Bye (drums) from Norway are about to set off on a six-date UK tour, including two shows at Pizza Express Dean Street where they will be joined by saxophonist Andy Sheppard.
“Folk songs, like for example lullabies, have this quality that they, with only few notes, can produce more musical meaning and emotional impact than many fancy and “fabricated” jazz themes,” leader Espen Eriksen as said (interview).The music of the trio (below) is simple, clear, melodic, and based on song structures, and close to the aesthetic of ECM (they record for Rune Grammofon).
UK TOUR DATES
22 Pizza Express Live, London featuring Andy Sheppard 0130 PM
22 Pizza Express Live, London featuring Andy Sheppard 0800 PM
23 Norwegian Church, London
24 Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking (bookings)
25 The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh (bookings)
26 Band On The Wall, Manchester (bookings)