Espen Eriksen Trio was formed in 2007 and released their first album in 2010. Since then they have released two more records on Rune Grammofon, and toured in 16 countries across four continents. The music relies on highly melodic tunes and a “less is more” approach often credited for its unique voice within today’s jazz scene by the international press. To quote BBC in their review of the trio’s second album; “A wonderfully plaintive jazz record, abandoned to the lost art of melodic minimalism, stripped back and beautifully near bare. No smoke and mirrors, just the graceful chemistry of superb musicians at the top of their game”. The aptly named "Perfectly Unhappy" features eight new songs by the pianist, all written with this collaboration in mind. These are enchanting and lyrical tunes, often melancholic and uplifting at the same time and will surely speak to followers of both the trio and Sheppard and attract many new ones. With a career spanning over four decades, working together with the likes of George Russell, Gil Evans and Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard is truly one of Europe’s leading saxophonists. He is currently an ECM recording artist with his own quartet.

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Perfectly unhappy

Released May 4th 2018
Label: Rune Grammofon
Recording and Mix: Mike Hartung, Propeller Music Division
Mastered by Morgan Nicolaysen, Propeller Mastering
All selections by Espen Eriksen
Andy Sheppard – Saxophone
Espen Eriksen – Piano
Lars Tormod Jenset - Bass
Andreas Bye - Drums

Track listing
1 Above The Horizon
2 1974
3 Perfectly Unhappy
4 Indian Summer
5 Suburban Folk Song
6 Naked Trees
7 Revisited
8 Home

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Never Ending January

Released September 4th 2015
Label: Rune Grammofon
Recording and Mix: Mike Hartung, Propeller Music Division
Mastered by Morgan Nicolaysen, Propeller Mastering
All selections by Espen Eriksen
Espen Eriksen – Piano
Lars Tormod Jenset - Bass
Andreas Bye - Drums

Track listing
1 Grounded
2 Floating
3 In The Mountains
4 Gravity
5 Brian
6 Never Ending January
7 Cold Front
8 Hade

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What Took You So Long

Released 2012
Label: Rune Grammofon
Recording, mix and master: Jan Erik Kongshaug, Rainbow Studio, Oslo

All selections by Espen Eriksen
Espen Eriksen – Piano
Lars Tormod Jenset - Bass
Andreas Bye - Drums

Track listing
1 All Good Things
2 Third Stop
3 On The Sea
4 Fall
5 We Don't Need Another Hero
6 Passing By
7 Could It Be Magic
8 Dusk Of Dawn
9 Komeda
10 Oslo

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You Had Me At Goodbye

Released 2010
Label: Rune Grammofon
Recording: Vidar Lunden, Musikkloftet, Oslo
Mix and mastering:
Jan Erik Kongshaug, Rainbow Studio, Oslo

All selections by Espen Eriksen
Espen Eriksen – Piano
Lars Tormod Jenset - Bass
Andreas Bye - Drums

Track listing
1 Anthem
2 Grinde
3 In The Woods
4 Masaka Tsara 
5 Not Even In Brazil 
6 Intermezzo 
7 On The Jar 
8 To Whom It May Concern

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Espen Eriksen Trio  

Date City Venue Country
16/11/18 Oslo Timani Musikkfestival Norway

Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard  

Date City Venue Country
24/11/18 London London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho Norway
24/11/18 London London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho Norway
25/11/18 Manchester Band On The Wall United Kingdom
01/12/18 München Jazzclub Unterfarth Germany
Address: Einsteinstraße 42. Venue phone: +49 (0)89 448 27 94. More info

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