The use of the harpsichord-like Hammerspinet on ‘The Wayfarers’ injects a brightness and energy that makes this record like nothing you’ve heard before. The trio has grown from strength to strength since releasing their debut album ‘Being’ (Edition Records, 2021) and is playing together more than ever before. The result is that ‘The Wayfarers’ is a much more collaborative process, with Per Zanussi and Audun Kleive involved in the writing at a much earlier stage.
While Being was an intensely personal record, ‘The Wayfarers’ is about profound trust and collaboration, as Eyolf explains: ‘The one thing that really I come back to every time is the empathy and the connection between people. There’s this special connection. It’s a matter of trust. They trust me to create music for them. And I trust them to deal with it in a manner that’s both respectful and disrespectful.» A meeting of nordic folk, classical and jazz influences, Eyolf’s music is profoundly lyrical and emotive. This is a beautiful album from one of Europe’s finest piano trios.
Dale is known for a great variety of ensembles; trio, duo, octet, jazz orchestra and more. But, the solo format is something very dear to him; “when playing solo, you really can’t hide. You must be honest on all levels aim towards a deep connection with both the music and the listeners.”
Dale is a true virtuoso that plays on all keys and uses the whole spectrum of the instrument. He is inspired by the sound of classical piano and the spontaneity of jazz. This, combined with a powerful rhythmical sense and a singing and emotive tone, he creates an expression of his own. Being a significant composer both in jazz and contemporary music, he often uses compositions as a starting point, but leaves plenty of room for the unexpected. The result is an instantly recognizable sound with an original blend of folk music, jazz, and classical music.
His solo EP “ A patch of old snow” (2021), solo albums “Hotel Interludes” (2011) and “Hometown Interludes” (2013) received overwhelming reviews, and the latter was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy in 2013.