Album info



Label: Rune Grammofon

Genre: Instrumental

Subgenre: Piano

Artist: Kjetil Mulelid

Album including Album cover


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  • 1Beginning04:38
  • 2Skjong04:10
  • 3Dancers04:01
  • 4Point of View04:09
  • 5Le Petit03:10
  • 6Love Story03:39
  • 7For You I'll Do Anything03:13
  • 8Sailor's Song04:15
  • 9Blooming02:10
  • 10Kanskje i Morgen04:27
  • 11The Sun03:35
  • Total Runtime41:27

Info for Piano

Still only 29 years old when composing and recording this album, Kjetil Mulelid is one of the brightest talents in Norwegian jazz, and these days that really says something. Kjetil was sceptical when we first suggested a solo piano record back in early 2018, fully aware that solo piano in jazz is considered the ultimate challenge. But the idéa slowly grew on him and when the pandemic exploded and other plans had to be scrapped, he suddenly had the time as well as the means to do it. Thus the bulk of the album was written in a hectic lockdown period and recorded on a steaming hot June day in the legendary Athletic Sound studio on their unique and characteristic Bösendorfer grand piano from 1919. Of the piano Kjetil says the sound is one of a kind, very clear and not typically “perfect” like most new ones. We can only wholeheartedly agree, it sounds great and is also very well recorded and mixed, giving the impression that you sit next to him, and not in a concert hall. In turn melancholy, joyful and playful, always elegant, the album fully shows Kjetil’s harmonic and melodic mastery and the influence from early introductions to classical masters like Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven. Whether staying with the tune or taking off on improvised flights, there is an ease and assurance in his playing that betrays his young age.

Kjetil Mulelid, piano

Kjetil Andre Mulelid
has distinguished himself as an inventive artist, blending jazz, psalms, and improvised music. He grew up in the small village Hurdal, Akershus, and started playing classical piano at an early age. In 2010 he graduated from Jessheim high school where he had some really inspiring piano teachers who had introduced him to jazz etc: Ulrika Magdalena Lind, Morten Reppesgård and Jan Terje Augestad. Then he did one year at "Høgskolen i Staffeldstgate" in Oslo before he went to do a bachelor's degree in jazz performance at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU, Jazzlinja). Here he really learned to use the piano as his own language with the great teachers Erling Aksdal, Vigleik Storaas, Espen Berg and Eyolf Dale. Later he has also graduated from the master's program at Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen (DK) where he was guided by great musicians such as Kresten Osgood and Kasper Tranberg.

Mulelid has played concerts and frequently touring in Japan, the USA, and most of Europe (Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Serbia, Poland). Mulelid has played and worked/collaborated with many great musicians such as Arve Henriksen, Jason Moran, Barry Guy, Kirsti Huke, Ola Kvernberg, Eirik Hegdal, Sissel Vera Pettersen, Rob Waring, and Petter Vågan. Since 2015 he has been working as a freelance musician and a music educator.

He has also studied pedagogy studies and worked at highly respected music education schools. Former employers include NTNU Jazzlinja, Sund fhs., Trøndertun fhs., Trondheim Cathedral School and at Ole Vig High School.

This album contains no booklet.

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