Mathias Eick group has the honour of opening the 30th Maijazz. Now in April 2018 – the group releases a new album on one of the world’s most influential record labels, the German ECM.
Despite only 37 years, he has an impressive number of achievements. In 2007 Mathias won the award for “International Jazz Talent” by the International Jazz Festivals Organization in New York. He has released 3 solo albums on ECM. Mathias has collaboreted Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Chick Corea, Pat Matheny, Gjermund Larsen, and Manu Katche. Mathias Eick plays mostly his own compositions, – a continuation of the distinctive Scandinavian jazz tradition influenced by American melancholy and the lyric trumpet master Kenny Wheeler.
Mathias Eick: Trumpet, Andreas Ulvo: Piano, Audun Erlien: Bass, Håkon Aase: Violin; Thorstein Lofthouse: drums