Modern Jazz / Indie Jazz premiera polska: 2021-09-15 kontynent: Europa kraj: Norwegia opakowanie: Singlefoldowe etui opis: donos.home.blog Norweski pianista Eyolf Dale na swojej najnowszej płycie po raz pierwszy eksploruje format fortepianowego tria. W nagraniach towarzyszyli mu perkusista Audun Kleive oraz kontrabasista Per Zanussi. Dale debiutował w Edition Records jako lider płytą “Wolf Valley” nagraną z oktetem, w składzie którego znalazł się między innymi Per Zanussi. Od pewnego czasu do koncertowej odsłony tego projektu dołączył również Audun Kleive. Tego perkusistę usłyszeć można również na licznych albumach wydanych pod szyldem ECM Records, firmowanych przez takich artystów jak Terje Rypdal, Jon Balke czy też Marilyn Mazur. Na „Being” znajdziemy osiem autorskich kompozycji lidera tria i dość dużą porcję liryki. Spokojne i delikatne utwory otwierają („The Lonely Banker”) i zamykają („How could it be? “) cały album. Bardzo dobrze słucha się jednak również nieco dynamiczniejszych fragmentów. Przykładem mogą być tu „Northern Brewer” oraz „Fast forward, peace of mind”, które przywodzą nieco na myśl stylistykę tria Brada Mehldaua. Jednak najciekawiej w moim przekonaniu wypadają dwa nagrania: „Forward from here” oraz „Ace”. Korespondujące ze sobą jednostajnymi partiami kontrabasu oraz będącymi w kontrze liniami fortepianu i perkusji. Utwory, w których trio postawiło na nieco bardziej otwartą formułę grania. Dale konsekwentnie podąża swoimi utartymi ścieżkami, a obrana droga broni się sukcesami wśród słuchaczy (kilka milionów odsłuchań w streamingu) i wysokimi ocenami krytyki. W przypadku „Being” możemy śmiało domniemywać kontynuacji dobrego przyjęcia przez fanów oraz wystawić albumowi bardzo pozytywną opinię.
5fingerreview.com Eyolf Dale is a Skien, Norway born pianist that is a graduate with studies in Performing jazz and improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and in 2011 he completed the master’s program in improvisation. Dale is known for both his solo work and successful collaborations. He has worked with Albatrosh, Hayden Powell Trio, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, and more. Dale is a touring and frequently recorded artist who has contributed to most Norwegian jazz festivals and international festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, 12 Points!, Shanghai Arts Festival, and Südtirol Jazz Festival. His solo work showcases the mature lyrical introspection that’s often associated with Norwegian jazz. Equally, an explorative curiosity and restless free elements become an emergent hallmark of the younger Nordic improvisers. His latest project is titled Being. Dale is joined by Audun Kleive on drums and Per Zanussi on bass.
“The Lonely Banker” opens the album, and instantly the Norwegian jazz influence is evident. The rhythmic texture and attention to space are of paramount importance. Eyolf explains: “Being is my first trio album. I wanted to be ready to say something before I made a trio album. The interplay with my heroes Audun Kleive and Per Zanussi evolved naturally and grew from numerous tours with Wolf Valley octet the past few years, and with them, I’ve found a truly collaborative trio with just the right temperament and musical awareness for my compositions. To me, Being feels highly personal, reflective of my experiences from childhood to adulthood, and encompasses the space and freedom to be playful and in tune with Per & Audun’s unique touch. The album is about a search for contentment, for peace, for being present.” The trio visits many colors and densities within five minutes and fifteen seconds, but nothing is rushed or not given attention to development. The rhythmic pulse is ever-present as the dynamics and harmonic, and melodic colors swirl around the center feel. A very satisfying listen.
“Northern Brewer” is an exciting composition with a catchy melody and excellent playing by the trio. The rhythmic figures and segues Eyolf-Dalebetween sections make the composition fun to listen to and easy to follow along with. Dale’s playful piano solo is all about layers and building a melodic story as he interacts with the other two musicians. Kleive’s brushwork is excellently recorded and panned in the stereo field. Zanussi’s bass growls and has depth and power. Together, the trio creates beautiful music.
Being is eight tracks that are impassioned and highly personal. The music is serene, beautiful, and profound, marrying a subtle groove with intense lyricism. The music is rooted in jazz while also having a classical approach. The trio makes a powerful, nuanced musical statement that is precise and deeply emotive. By Eberton Cisnero
Editor's info: 'Being', the new album from Norwegian pianist and composer Eyolf Dale is emotive and highly personal, serene and beautiful, blending a subtle groove with intense lyricism.
Music composed by Eyolf Dale. Recorded at Oslo Concert Hall 16-18 August 2019 by August Wanngren. Assistant technicians Jan Skare & Martin Fixdal. Mixed by August Wanngren at Virkeligheden. Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering, 27th May 2020. Album Artwork by Oli Bentley, Split. Piano tuning by Andre Lie. Supported by FFUK and Creo Vederlagsfond Eyolf Dale plays a Yamaha CFX concert grand.
Being is the new album from Norwegian pianist and composer Eyolf Dale. A musician of exceptional beauty and poise, his music is rich in colour and mood. Being, his first album in the piano trio format, builds on the extraordinary success of his three previous Edition albums with more than 6 million streams on Spotify alone. Praised for his lyricism and exploratory improvisational style, Eyolf follows the likes of countrymen Tord Gustavsen and Bugge Wesseltoft in developing global audiences and media recognition for Norwegian music.
Being is emotive and highly personal. The music is serene, beautiful and profound, blending a subtle groove with intense lyricism. Rooted in Jazz, he employs a classical approach yet has never studied classical. If Chopin was a Jazz pianist he would sound like Eyolf Dale. His phrasing is nuanced, his touch is precise and his music is deeply emotive.
But Being, as the name suggest is so much more than just a new album for Eyolf, as he explains: “Being is my first trio album. I wanted to be ready to say something before I made a trio album. The interplay with my heroes Audun Kleive and Per Zanussi evolved naturally and grew from numerous tours with Wolf Valley octet the past few years, and with them I’ve found a truly collaborative trio with just the right temperament and musical awareness for my compositions. To me, Being feels highly personal, reflective of my experiences from childhood to adulthood and encompasses the space and freedom to be playful and in tune with Per & Audun’s unique touch. The album is about a search for contentment, for peace, for being present’.
Eyolf Dale first emerged into Norwegian scene in 2008 but it was his octet releases, and first albums on Edition, Wolf Valley and Return to Mind, that his profile grew outside his home country. Wolf Valley recorded in one room was an elegant display of the band while Return to Mind employed a greater depth of tone and richness to the ensemble. As a composer his work ranges from solo pianistic elegance, orchestral colouring in his octet to subtle groove and interplay of his trio.
This album stands with a classic and iconic feel to it. A set of music that can stand the test of time. It’s timeless and has a depth that will give repeat listeners endless rewards. It has the command to stand as one of the great albums to come out of Norway in recent years.
muzycy: Eyolf Dale: Piano Per Zanussi: Bass, Saw Audun Kleive: Drums
utwory: A1. The Lonely Banker 05:15 A2. Northern Brewer 04:55 A3. Behind 315 05:05 A4. Forward from here 04:33 B1. The Pondering 06:20 B2. Fast forward, peace of mind 04:48 B3. Ace 05:44 B4. How could it be? 05:39
wydano: 5 lutego 2021 nagrano: Recorded at Oslo Concert Hall 16-18 August 2019