A Scandinavian supergroup!
When the trio, Rymden, recently released their debut album – talk about a pre-announced success! The Norwegian-Swedish trio had already been on the cover of the English magazine, Jazzwise, and played concerts on several big stages and festivals before many of us even had the opportunity to hear them.
The music sounds compact, vehement and dense with athmosphere. It proudly carries inspiration from everything from Bach to contemporary jazz, film-music and rock. Both the album and the concerts of the trio has more than lived up to their reputation.
Rymden is made up of Bugge Wesseltoft and the living members of EST (Esbjörn Svensson Trio), the rhythm section with Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund. Wesseltoft is one of the most innovative and best-selling jazz artists we have in our barren land – most renowned for his groundbreaking band “New conception of jazz”.
The Swedish EST had a soaring career until it suddenly stopped when Svensson died in a tragic car accident. Both projects toured the world and defined a new fresh sound, with large openings for experimenting and innovative thinking. Wesseltoft has been and still is, an important actor in modernising Scandinavian jazz music.
EST was the first band to play venues as diverse as a rock- and jazz clubs, classical concert houses and on the biggest stages at festivals around the world. The result was an international movement that inspired and keep inspiring generations to come. After many years of solo-, duo-, and bigger group projects, Wessltoft has been wanting to do a piano-trio and him finding Östrem and Berglund, must be called a stroke of luck.
Rymden's music is based on three elements: Melancholic and atmospheric music-writing, dramatically charged rhythms and high-class virtuoso jazz-playing. Only one thing's for sure – the temperature will be at the boiling point when Rymden takes the stage in Teatret Vårt this July.