This is my own piano trio with musicians that are involved in some of Norway's most interesting jazz bands such as Norwegian grammy winner Hegge and nominated Megalodon Collective, Wako and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. We play modern acoustic jazz, and our music is a mixture of compositions written by myself and pure collective improvisations.
"The music is simple, beautiful and well-composed tunes which go in and out of expressive improvisations" (Jazznytt, NO), and "the compositions reflect Mulelid's rich and melodic play" (Salt Peanuts*, IS). The trio have since 2016 toured most of Europe and Japan, and played concerts on some of Norway's biggest jazz scenes recorded some great live videos and released two albums ("Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House" & "What You Thought Was Home" which both got honored worldwide by critics: "It took me several listens to fully realise just how magical this album is" (The Wire, UK).
Our music is released on the acknowledged record label Rune Grammofon, "a record label dedicated to releasing work by the most adventurous and creative Norwegian artists and composers".
Kjetil A Mulelid - piano
Andreas Winther - drums
Bjørn Marius Hegge - double bass
"Best of the year" - Jez Nelson, Jazz FM (UK)
"They mixes together sparse zen-funk and folk song-based vernaculars" - Jazzwise (UK)
"It took me several listens to fully realise just how magical this album is" - Andy Hamilton, The Wire (UK)
“Mulelid leads his young trio in a program with a maturity that contradicts their age” - All About Jazz (US)
"Mulelid and his two equally young colleagues reveals timeless quality" - Volkmar Mantei, Baby Blaue (DE)
”Rune Grammofon puts the list high and Kjetil Mulelid Trio is far away to tear - very far.” Tor Hammerø, (NO)
“Unbelievable that the musicians in the trio are all between 25 and 30" - Dick Hovenga, Written in Music (NL)
"This trio is really speaking with its own voice and they left me with huge hunger for more." - G point audio (UK)