Eple Trio in one of Norway's finest jazz piano trios, and have released three albums in their own name. The music is inspired by Norwegian and Scandinavian folk music, and the group fuses this with influences from modern improvised jazz music. Consisting of Andreas Ulvo ℗, Sigurd Hole (b) and Jonas H. Sjovaag (dr), Eple Trio's take on the piano trio format is extended through the use of various electronically instruments and keyboards.
More information and music is available at www.epletrio.no
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"A name to watch out for"
- Ian Patterson, allaboutjazz.com
"…a mythical beuty"
- Norwegian Press
"A unique and consistently compelling listen"
- John Kellman, allaboutjazz.com
Andreas Ulvo - piano | Sigurd Hole - bass | Jonas H. Sjøvaag - drums / keys / percussion
On their third release, the double album ‘In the Clearing / In the Cavern,’ Eple trio shows how they are in complete control of their format. Since their last release in 2008 they have grown both in form and expression, and appear as confident musicians and representatives for modern contemporary jazz.
The album was recorded deep within the Swedish forests by Sjur Miljeteig and Peder Kjellsby. This is heard in both the sonic qualities of the recording, as well as in the qualities dwelling in the performances and the music stretching just beyond 60 minutes in total.
In the liner notes, written by Jonas H. Sjøvaag, it says that ‘this is in many ways program me music […] a sonic description of a part of the Northern hemisphere.’ This can be heard in the subtle references to Norwegian folk music, in passages resembling the Swedish pianist Jan Johansson, and you can sense them in the images created in us when listening. The music is all original, written by Jonas H. Sjøvaag and Andreas Ulvo, or by Eple Trio. It has been arrange by Eple Trio, and mixed by Peder Kjellsby, Jonas H. Sjøvaag and Andreas Ulvo. Sjøvaag also made the artwork, and took the cover and booklet photos.
Upcoming tour of Japan: May 22nd - June 4rth
May 23rd: Rakuya,Tokyo
May 24th: Nardis , Chiba
May 26th: Kirakira-Hikaru, Kyoto
May 27th: Guggenheim House, Kobe
May 28th or 29th (tab): Mokkiriya ,Kanazawa
May 31st: In F , Tokyo
June 1st: Candy, Chiba
June 2nd: Airgin , Yokohama
June 3rd: U-3chi, Saitama
Jonas Howden Sjovaag
drummer & composer / Eple Trio