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A new trio featuring three generations of Norwegian jazz musicians led by pianist and composer Eyolf Dale, with legendary drummer Audun Kleive and bass player Per Zanussi. Their first album as a trio, «Being», walks in the footsteps of Dale’s acclaimed albums «Wolf Valley» and «Return to Mind», but it also defines its own path. As Dale puts it, «Being is about being in the moment, about living and about being present. It’s the first time I’ve experienced this kind of presence in a piano trio. Audun and Per has a respect for my compositions, yet they combine it with an inner urge to create. We all have to be on our toes!"

Dale has released a number of albums to critical acclaim, and toured the world with different projects the last 10 years. As a composer he has written for his Wolf Valley octet, big bands, orchestras, the Albatrosh duo, and a lot of different ensembles. A notable sideman act to the German audience, is his contribution in tubist Daniel Herskedal’s group. Drummer Audun Kleive has a production of nearly 200 albums since the early 80’s, many of them on ECM Records. Notable references is Terje Rypdal, Jon Balke, Charles Lloyd and Marilyn Mazur. Zanussi is a much sought after bass player known from his own bands as well as numerous collaborations with European musicians.

The spirit of their music is truly collaborative, yet with a clear intention from Dale’s strong and melodic compositions. On stage they’re a vital trio that puts everything in to the moment.


Der in Oslo lebende Pianist Eyolf Dale hat als Musiker so einige Meilensteine hinter sich: zweimal war er bereits für Soloalben für den Norwegischen Grammy auf der Shortlist. Als Leader und Sideman spielte er tausende Konzerte auf der ganzen Welt. Stuart Nicholson sagte über ihn in Jazzwise (GB): “Dale’s Debut als ein Leader bei einem großen europäischen Jazz Label ist auf mehreren Ebenen beeindruckend - in Konzeption, Ausführung und aus kompositorischer Sicht schafft er es, aus allem das beste zu holen.”  Und Fred Gran befand in Jazz Journal (GB): “es wird immer offensichtlicher, dass Dale zu den Allerbesten gehört.”

Musikalisch steht der Komponist in der Tradition des skandinavischen Jazz: ein Geschichtenerzähler, aufregend und fesselnd, manchmal mystisch, manchmal romantisch. Er komponierte unter anderem für seine eigenen Projekte wie zum Beispiel das Oktett Wolf Valley, sein Duo mit André Roligheten, seine Soloalben - aber auch für Orchester und Big Bands. Um bei der Metapher zu bleiben: Das Leben spielt mal klein, mal groß. Nun also ein Piano Trio, passenderweise bestehend aus drei Generationen norwegischer Jazzmusiker. Schlagzeuger-Legende Audun Kleive und Bassist Per Zanussi begleiten Dale auf dem Wegstück, das passenderweise “BEING” heißt.  Das Album erscheint am 19. Februar 2021 bei Edition Records.

Eyolf Dale, piano / Per Zanussi, bass/ Audun Kleive, drums




10.03.21 NO-Nesodden - Jazzclub
12.03.21 NO-Bergen - Jazzforum
24.03.21 DE-Berlin - A-Trane
25.03.21 NO-Molde - Storyville Jazzclub
28.05.21 NO-Porsgrunn - Elvespeilet
29.05.21 available
01.06.21 NO-Tonsberg - Urijazz
30.11.21 DE-Kassel - Theaterstübchen
01.12.21 DE-Hameln - Doubletime Jazzclub
02.12.21 DE-Hameln - Doubletime Jazzclub
03.12.21 DE-Gelsenkirchen - Public Jazz
04.-05.12.21 available

Apart from that, the trio will be available on request.


"..when I dare to state that I haven't heard any of them play more powerful yet sensitive, with greater and finer dynamic range, than they can provide on this album, it's not my failing memory - but my correct recollection." Jazznyt, NO

"Dale’s debut as a leader on an important European jazz label is impressive at several levels – in conception, in execution and from a compositional perspective he succeeds in ticking all boxes.” Stuart Nicholson , Jazzwise, UK 

"... it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Dale is amongst the very best." Fred Grand, Jazz Journal, FR

"Jedes Stück ein kleines Drama, an dessen Ende man woanders steht als am Anfang” Deutschlandfunk Kultur, DE








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