Mathias Eick Quintet


Audun Erlien bass
Håkon Aase violin
Mathias Eick trumpet
Jørn Øien pianist
Thomas Gallatin drums

Norwegian trumpeter and ECM Records artist Mathias Eick follows in his country’s rich tradition of producing startlingly original trumpeters a la Nils Petter Molvaer and Arve Henriksen, playing typically glacial, spacious, beautiful contemporary jazz. A former member of Norwegian supergroup Jaga, Mathias brings his quintet to Turner Sims for the first time to perform music from his most recent ECM release Ravensburg. This is a rare chance to hear one of today’s more enigmatic new jazz stars.

It’s rare to hear instrumental music that is almost poetic in its construction. Trumpeter Mathias Eick has a sound that gently beckons and, like softly spoken conversation, you instinctively lean forward to catch every gesture. The Guardian

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