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Circumstances Trio

Circumstances trio consists of Norwegian pianist Kjetil Jerve, British bassist Tim Thornton and Swedish drummer Anders Thorén. With paths crossing from uniquely different musical backgrounds they present a fresh attitude to the matter of jazz.

Exploring each others’ ideas to build landscapes of sound, stories are weaved through interplay and sparkling compositions. Uplifting, lyrical and playful with a slow-burning intensity.

“…an intriguing mixture of structured sections and adventurous flights of improvisation.” – Downbeat Magazine, Editors Pick Jan, 2018 (US)

“What a lovely album, filled with surprising turns and leaps. Each song a journey of harmony and fresh right hand runs, while the other instruments weave together their distinct characters» – Fredrik Wandrup, Dagbladet (NO)

“…beautiful tunes that are very easy to like, yet hard to forget.” Audun Vinger, Dagens Næringsliv (NO)

“…(…) mesmerising music. They play like they’ve been together for a decade.” 4/5 Roger Farbey, All About Jazz (UK)

“To summarize, this is a brilliant piano trio album…” – Adam Baruch (Israel)

Spring 2020 will mark the release of “Re:”. An album that documents the trios second meeting; an answer to the trios first release “Circumstances” and an opportunity to further explore the trios capabilities and growth together as coherent unit. It was recorded in legendary Rainbow Studio in Oslo in three short sessions in 2018/2019. The name Circumstances Trio was inspired by the unforeseen events and circumstances that led the trio together, and has become a cornerstone-term that continuously paves the path for the trio into the future.



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