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Simon toldam trio

 

A trio born in 2010, discovered a form and a sound that allowed Toldam’s newly written music to bloom in 2011, and released the grammy nominated debut album “Sunshine Sunshine or Green as Grass” in 2012..

The duologi KIG OP – released in 2014 and 2015 - consists of twentyfour Toldam compositions tracked live in the studio to analog tape. Each piece relates to what you might see when taking a moment to simply stop and look up ... trees, sky, church towers, clouds, nothingness, endlessness, birds, ether ... everyday things we often forget in our everyday lives.

The music of various moods and rhythms take the trio from minimalistic acoustic soundscapes to folkish piano hymns to tuneful swings to ballads and avant-gardistic improvisations.

The effect is much like bearing witness to the random blue world above us.

Drummer Knut Finsrud and bass player Nils Davidsen is completing this versatile and vibrant trio. Whether it’s swinging, mooding, noising or silencing, the interplay between these three shows their stunningly ability to breathe and blow as one musical organism.


Nils Davidsen / Bass

Knut Finsrud / Drums

Simon Toldam / Piano

 

 

 
This Jazz - improvisational and free, more ambient and with a nostalgic patina as expressive and wild and yet again into the open air bursting irascible, is typically European, Scandinavian, dark, epic, lyrical, delicate and coarse, rough and smooth in every motive
— Ragazzi –Music (DE)
This is a mature statement of a musician who deserves to be heard on the European stage

— Stuart Nicholson, July 2012 – Jazzwise ((ENG)

Kig op tour