not nearly enough to buy a house

Kjetil Mulelid Trio - Not Nearly Enough To Buy a House

Genre: Jazz, Avantgarde Jazz

Label: rune grammofon

Release: 27.10.2017

Availabiliy: Vinyl, CD, Digital Streaming

Engineer, mix and master: Karl Klaseie

Following in the footsteps of In The Country and Espen Eriksen Trio, Kjetil Mulelid Trio is the third piano trio to appear on Rune Grammofon. Although they can be placed in the same musical landscape, it´s also fair to say there are certain obvious differences. There is a solid dose of youthful playfulness and curiosity at work here, at the same time they show an assured maturity that belies their age (26, 26 and 29). The music is based on compositions by pianist Mulelid - inspired by everything from psalms to free jazz - but there is also room for collective improvisation. It can be energetic, rhythmically complex and harmonically rich, but also intimate and with a beautiful melody. They work purely with acoustic sounds and timbres and are constantly reaching for new ways to express themselves within these frames.

5/6      Nordishe Musik (DE)

4/5      Ivan Rod (DK)

4/5      All About Jazz (US)
4/5      Written in Music (NL)
Audiophile Audition (US)

12/15 Musikreviews (DE)

12/15 Babyblaue (DE)

7/10    LMF (PL)
7/10    Stemmegaffel (NO)
Ether Real (FR) 
Jazzwise (UK)

"It took me several listens to fully realise just how magical this album is" - Andy Hamilton, The Wire (UK) 

"Best of the year" - Jez Nelson, Jazz FM (UK)


"The big news in jazz" - BBC Jazz Scotland (UK)

“Not Nearly Enough to Buy a House is a timeless recording” - Stemmegaffel (NO)

"They mixes together sparse zen-funk and folk song-based vernaculars" - Jazzwise (UK)

“Powerful and agile cascades, ostinate increases, pearly embellishments.” - BadAlchemy (DE)

“They embraces both youthful curiosity and courageous genre consciousness” - Ivan Rod (DK)

"This is really a great first album by a trio with multiple strong assets" - Paul Godderis, JazzHalo (BE)

“Mulelid leads his young trio in a program with a maturity that contradicts their age” - All About Jazz (US)

"Mulelid and his two equally young colleagues reveals timeless quality" - Volkmar Mantei, Baby Blaue (DE)

“They know how to operate in a wider spectrum than imagined initially” - François Bousquet, EtherReal (FR)

”Rune Grammofon puts the list high and Kjetil Mulelid Trio is far away to tear - very far.” Tor Hammerø,  (NO)

“Unbelievable that the musicians in the trio are all between 25 and 30" - Dick Hovenga, Written in Music (NL)

"This trio is really speaking with its own voice and they left me with huge hunger for more" - G point audio (UK)

“If you think that the piano trio has nowhere new to go, here’s a group that will prove you wrong” - Jazzviews (UK)

"Keith Jarrett floats past, but ono Mulelid turns the story to their own advantage" - Arild R. Andersen, Jazz i Norge (NO)

"Quiet, sometimes complex jazz but driving and insistent and offering an attractive musicality" The Audiophile Man (UK)

"Free improvisation and perfectly interlocked compositions give the proverbial handle every second." - Musikreviews (DE)

"Just a gorgedus album that I’ve been quite addicted to for a little while now.  Highly recommended" - Bird is the worm (US)

“Mulelid hands us a beautiful piece that looks like the trail of an exciting adventure.” - Tiago Ferreira, Na Mira Do Groove (PT)

“The interplay is organic, but this trio often offers a youthful, even humorous playfulness” - Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts* (IL)

"A more relaxed and equilateral effort, compared to Håvard Wiik Trio" - Tom Greenland, The New York City Jazz Records (US)

“These pieces contain moments of genuine beauty, a word not always closely associated with ‘free jazz’” - TheJazzMann (UK)

"As pretty and elegant as something Bill Evans trio might have performed at the Village Vanguard” -Ron Schepper, Textura (CA)

"most of all is there a stability and a motion in the music, that grows for every listen in an inspiring way." - Niels Overgård, Jazznyt (DK)

"We must commend this outstanding trio for its original exploration of the possibilities of the trio" - Fritz Balwit, Audiophile Audition (US)

"Wealth of motifs, exchanges and great interaction art without the maximumistical deviation of the tasteful." - Olav Opsvik, Jazznytt (NO)

“The richness of harmony and energy makes the youthful curiosity to be presented twice as mature.”-Laboratorium Muzycznych Fuzji (PL)

“A convincing profile of a strong examination of the mechanics of the piano trio, which argues thanks to the virulent elaboration of the rhythmic-melodic dynamics with the dense interactivity of the whole and the assertive sense of (ide-) action.” - Jazzconvention (IT)

"Quiet, sometimes complex jazz but driving and insistent and offering an attractive musicality." - Theaudiophileman (UK)

"The young Kjetil Mulelid Trio presents himself with this charming debut on Rune-Gramophone."- Nordische-musik (DE)

"The group leads us into a world of deep, fascinating, late rainy afternoon Jazz for lovers" - Nitestylez (DE)

"Impressive for its calmly meditative approach to music-making" - Mr. Stu's Record Room (US)

“Promising debut, which shows enormous potential and interest” - Adam Baruch (IL)

"It is impressive how they creates a lot of freedom” - VinylClean (DE)