Carlo Maria Nartoni – piano – Italy
Adrian Myhr – double-bass – Norway
Tore Sandbakken – drums – Norway
The trio’s proposal is essentially based on original pieces, mostly composed by the pianist Carlo Maria Nartoni. Such pieces happily combine musical aspects that may seem in sharp contrast between them, but that end up merging in a delicate alchemy made up of mutual listening and interplay.
Varied themes, simple melodies, unusually rhymed harmonie, moments of pure improvisation, rock fragments from the latest decades, where musicians usually exchange roles, are just a few of the characteristics of a group who considers the jazz language as a starting point for a deep artistic and inner research.
Pianist Carlo Maria Nartoni originates from a classical music background which began at the Conservatory of Como and Milan, followed by jazz and ultimately by impromptu performance.
He was also the permanent pianist with the “Civica Jazz Band” Milan directed by Enrico Intra. He can boast concerts in important European theatres performing together with prestigious musicians such as Franco Ambrosetti, Kenny Wheeler, Franco Cerri, Enrico Rava, Diana Torto, Gianluigi Trovesi, Claudio Fasoli, Giorgio Gaslini,Lenneart Aberg and many others.
Currently, he performs promoting his own original music.
Adrian Fiskum Myhr is a bassist from Trondheim, Norway, now living in Oslo. Active in the improvised music scene in Norway, Adrian has performed across Europe as well as in Chile, South America and Japan. Adrian is focusing on the big sound repertoire of the doublebass, and works continuously on extending this vocabulary with various strategies, through preperations and different bowing techniques.Adrian has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians such as Sidsel Endresen, Ab Baars, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Michel Doneda, Andrea Neumann, Raymond Strid, Michael Moore, Tobias Delius, Oliver Lake, Xavier Querel, Xavier Charles, Bugge Wesseltoft, Nana Vasconcelos, to mention a few.
Tore T. Sandbakken, master degree in drumming and improvisation from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, and Rythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen. A versatile drummer who is established as a widely used musician in many bands in Oslo. Tore has played a lot around Norway, Europe, Japan and USA with bands like Speakeasy, Aphrodisiac, Off Topic, Vojtech Prochazka Trio, Jens Carelius and Astrid E. Pedersen Ensemble, and participated in the competition Jazzintro, Young Norwegian Jazz Talents 2008 and 2010 as well as Young Nordic Jazz Comets 2010.
Nominated for "best jazz album of the year" for the Speakeasy album "Kayak" by the Norwegian grammy committee in 2009.