who do you love the most?

Kjetil Mulelid Trio - Who do you love the most? 

Label: rune grammofon

Release: 29.04.2022

Availabiliy: CD, Digital Streaming

Engineer: Dag Erik Johansen
Kyrre Laastad
: Karl Klaseie

4,5/5   Written in Music (NE)

5/6      Nettavisen (NO)

4/5      UK VIBE (UK)

4/5      All About Jazz (US)

4/5      The Jazz Man (UK)

3/5      Jazzwise (UK)

Album of week 24 - Open Jazz (FR)

“The Elite Division in modern Piano Trio Jazz" - Dagens Næringsliv (NO)

“Who Do You Love The Most?” is the young trio’s third album in just over four years, and continues in the tradition of their two previous efforts; beautiful and evocative melodies, rich on harmonies, often rhythmically complex textures and a typically folk-like Scandinavian character with the occasional gospel feel. The album’s 10 songs are all Mulelid originals, except for a gripping cover of Judee Sill’s The Archetypical Man. Two of the originals are the trio’s versions of songs that first appeared on the pianist’s much lauded solo piano album (“Piano”) from last year.

“Impresses once again” - Jazzwise (UK)

“One hell of a piano trio record" -  Written in Music (NE)



LP to be released autumn 2022


“Heilskapleg og vellukka” - Dag og Tid (NO)

“Dette er vakkert hele veien” - Dagsavisen (NO)

“Gleder fra start til mål” - Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts* 

"Sårbar og kjærlig, vrang og mjuk på en gang" - Jazznytt

“Elitedivisjonen i moderne pianotriojazz” - Audun Vinger, DN (NO) 

“Sabla bra spilt, og så veltemperert at du fårl lyst til å bli sittende” - Arild Andersen, Jazz i Norge 

"Lyden av harmoniske klanger i treverk som brer om seg som selve definisjonen på begrepet kvalitetstid". - Morgenbladet

"Hans klangrikdom og nydelige melodiske åre trer raskt frem og forteller oss om en formidler fra svært høy hylle" - Nettavisen

“De spiller utvilsomt i melodienes tjeneste, men musikken som helhet virker aldri for stramt bundet til dem. Den får puste.” - Klassekampen 

"Excellent album" - All about jazz

“Impresses once again” - Jazzwise (UK)

"The music carries itself - Lira musikkmagasin (SE)

"One of Europe’s premier piano trios" - The Jazz Man

"One hell of a piano trio record" -  Written in Music (NE)

"A beautiful and refreshing release" - International Piano Magazine

"Possibly one of our favorite jazz bands for a few years" - Etherreal (FR)

"A feeling of great balance pervades the whole album" - Off Topic Magazine (IT)

"A committed, elegant and captivating piano trio record" - Jazz/Orkesterjournalen (SE)

"His piano playing is of great complexity, but also melodic and visual" - Nieuwenoten (NE)

“A wonderful balance between a rich, playful energy, and a delicate, sensitive contemplation” - UK Vibe

"The recording humbly and unpretentiously documents the telepathic level of interplay the three have developed" - Textura (CA)

“This mature, working trio has developed close and organic dynamics that always stress the melodic flow of the pieces” - Eyal Hareuveni 

“Earworm melodies and a chamber jazz trio combining well a rhythmic urgency with a hymn or folk music-like tranquillity” - Jazzwise (UK)

“It's not Bo Diddley, it's Chopin, noble fingers like Bill Evans and Bobo Stenson, who suck feelings from the Keys. The feeling of winter travelers on endless roads, driven by memories” - Bad Alchemy (DE) 

"The affable and sometimes extrovert music of Mulelid shatters the popular misconception that all contemporary Scandinavian piano trios are trapped in a glacial echo chamber" - Jazz Journal