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  • 1Reflections and Odysseys (Live)07:25
  • 2The Spacesailor (Live)08:28
  • 3Sender (Live)01:25
  • 4Söndan (Live)07:01
  • 5Pitter Patter (Live)06:23
  • 6Råk- The Abyss (Live)03:03
  • 7Råk (Live)06:37
  • 8Terminal One (Live)06:50
  • 9My Life in a Mirror (Live)06:32
  • 10Free as a Bird (Live)07:33
  • Total Runtime01:01:17

Info for Rymden + Kork (Live)

Since forming in 2018 RYMDEN has established itself as one of the leading piano trios to ever emerge from the Nordic Jazz scene. All three members bring with them long-confirmed and lauded histories as innovators in jazz: Berglund and Öström via the Esbjörn Svensson Trio and their own projects (Tonbruket and Magnus Öström Group respectively); Wesseltoft via his New Conception of Jazz and other projects.

Now, after several albums and many concerts, they meet KORK, an orchestra capable of responding to the trifold creative power that RYMDEN vigorously generates. KORK, for over three- quarters of a century has followed its own musical curiosity across genres, from “standard” orchestral repertoire, both classical and contemporary, to jazz, rock, and pop. Through close association with NRK, KORK has been heard across the world through its participation in the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert and the Eurovision Song Contests in 1986 and 1996.

The combination of RYMDEN and KORK brings even greater contrast to music that already had its fair share of light and shade and brings a broader textural palette that enriches and defamiliarizes the compositions. These new arrangements expand on their source material, creating a different musical world without sacrifice of its original spirit. The compositions, already filled with drama or meditative passages, menace or light-hearted humour, rhythmic drive or fragmentary expression, are repainted, sometimes with the lightest of nuanced touches, other times with densely layered maximalism. Where the collaboration of RYMDEN and KORK may have been unexpected for some, the perfect alignment of the results suggest that it was inevitable.

Bugge Wesseltoft, piano, electronics
Dan Berglund, double bass
Magnus Öström, drums
KORK - Norwegian Radio Orchestra

The award-winning Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft longed to play in a piano trio. As a great proponent of "European jazz as its own art form" (Quote Wesseltoft) he longed on something that comes close to his feelings and approach to musical expression. That's how he came to invite two friends and innovative forces in European jazz: Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund.

With their groups e.s.t. (esbjorn svensson trio) and Bugge's New Conception Of Jazz the three like minded artists created parallel music history, which dates back to the mid-90s. Both world wide touring formations defined a new, fresh sound on an international scale - with great openness for experimentation and radical thinking ahead. The result was an international music movement that became an inspiration of future generations.

With his artist platform (and record label) Jazzland, Wesseltoft was a pioneer and still is an important promoter in the modernization of Scandinavian jazz music.

The e.s.t. group performed as first band ever rock & jazz clubs, concert halls for classical music and of course the largest stages of music festivals worldwide.

The music of the new trio RYMDEN is based on three elements: melancholic & atmospheric songwriting, dramatically charged rhythms and virtuously played jazz of the highest level.

In this new band formation, the influences of modern jazz, Bach, film music and even rock music are clearly audible. Interwoven to a mature, relaxed concert experience.

RYMDEN - Music Made in Scandinavia.

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