Photo: Jenny Berger Myhre at Vigelandmuseet


Mulelid's first solo album coming up. To be released early 2021 on Rune Grammofon as their first solo piano album in their heavily praised catalogue. 

After extensively touring the world and releasing several critically acclaimed albums with his own trio, Wako ect, is Kjetil now relevant with his solo project. The music is a series of beautiful and harmonious originals, which are carefully crafted intuitively through his spontaneous playing style rich in improvisation. With a desire to tell a story in each musical stanza, he treats each song like a blank canvas and paints with his melodies and a natural rhythmic flow in the playful game. He has previously had two trio releases on Rune Grammofon, where his debut album "Not Nearly Enough to Buy a House" was released in late 2017, and the sequel came two years later. Mulelid's music has been highly praised in magazines such as "The Wire", "Jazzwise", "International Piano Magazine", and "The New York City Jazz Record", and his trio was described by Jez Nelson on British radio Jazz FM as " Best of the year "in 2017.

"So, lately, I’ve been addicted to the music of Kjetil Mulelid" - Bird is the worm (US)

“Mulelid's playing is magical. Subtle, playful and then powerful,

he sets out his melody lines. Impressive” - Dick Hovenga (NE)

Photo: Jenny Berger Myhre at Vigelandmuseet

Released my first solo piano album March 12th on Rune Grammofon. 

Read more about the releases here:

- Piano (rune grammofon 2021)


"Mulelid amplifies the material with intelligence and taste." - Textura (CA)

Mulelid treats themes and melodies in a new and elegant way" - Arild R. Andersen, Jazz i Norge (NO)

“He's not only a fascinating good pianist who draws on music that goes as far as psalm, folk, and classical as free jazz, he also knows how to translate thes into strong compositions” - Written in Music (NL)

"Mulelid presses the piano keys, as if he could make the difference between longing and melancholy, with powerful and agile cascades, ostinate increases, pearly embellishments." - Bad Alchemy (DE)

"Mulelid has carved out a distinctive niche for himself, neatly straddling the cusp between composition and improvisation and avoiding the clichés of both American and Scandinavian jazz." - The Jazz Man (UK)

“The allegiance to Keith Jarrett is clear throughout this haunting suite of originals by this Nordic pianist Mulelid, whose subtle patterns fit right in alongside other ivory tinklers on Rune Grammofon.” - Jazzwise 2019