Benjamin Nørholm Jacobsen | piano
Martin Brunbjerg Rasmussen | bass
Lasse Jacobsen | drums
2. Åska och Blixt
7. Both Sides
released 29th May, 2020
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One of the new waves in Nordic jazz is the reinvention of the piano trio.
Quite a few takes on this well proven musical concept has emerged in the last few years, but none of them with the sublime refined rawness of Little North.
The three mysteriously mature musicians, pianist Benjamin Nørholm Jacobsen, bassist Martin Brunbjerg Rasmussen and drummer Lasse Jacobsen, have, in spite of their relatively young age and their relatively short careers, conjured up an expressive and alluring artistic manifestation of beauty and almost holistic perfection, in their collective musical exertions, where equilibristic improvisational passages interchange with strictly arranged movements.
Little North are in many ways carrying the legacy of Jan Johansson, the Swedish godfather of Nordic piano jazz concurrently adding their own very elegant touch, which makes this, their new album, an important contribution to the new wave of the tidal jazz currents, placing them right up there with the massively popular Svaneborg Kardyb and Bremer/McCoy.