MATHIAS LANDÆUS TRIO
Mathias Landæus, piano
Johnny Åman, bass
Cornelia Nilsson, drums
Bön För världen (Brusoknaster 2018)
Vinyl (Moserobie 2018)
The Pity Of It All (Moserobie 2016)
Into Life (Moserobie 2014)
Four lamentations and one wicked dream of innocence (Moserobie 2014)
The Other Woman: Sing (Hoob 2014)
"It is supreme music, that testifies both dedication and breadth of expression, and is brilliantly performed...makes one think just as much of Monk and an early Keith Jarrett as gospel and dub."
– DIG JAZZ
Another piano trio? Forget it, this is actually a band. A tightly knit unit that takes every opportunity to celebrate life and imagination, rather than getting stuck in intellectual concepts. While there is a lot of stylistic variation, there is never any question that these musicians have a deeply rooted understanding of the jazz idiom. The band is based in southern Sweden and Denmark and performs mostly originals from the songbook of Mathias Landæus, who has written over 200 tunes. Landæus Trio has tour support from the Swedish Arts Council.
About the members:
Notoriously playful pianist and composer Mathias Landæus (b. 1969) has released seventeen albums as a leader. His lyrical touch and original style have earned him a reputation as one of the most exciting jazz pianists in Sweden. Some of the artists he has recently worked with include Seamus Blake, Oliver Lake, Mark Dresser, Tim Hagans, Susana Santos Silva, Palle Danielsson, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Tony Kofi, Magnus Broo, Mariam Wallentin, Sofia Jernberg, Lina Nyberg, Kresten Osgood, Jonas Kullhammar, Goran Kajfes and Herb Robertson. Landæus earned his chops in New York in the early 1990’s where he studied with among others Jaki Byard and Richie Beirach.
World-touring bassist Johnny Åman (b. 1986) plays regularly with Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone and has performed with musicians like Gilad Hekselman, Billy Hart, Dave Liebman, Jason Marsalis, Tim Hagans, Marcus Strickland, Tony Malaby, Phil Grenadier, John Ellis, and the list goes on...
Rising-star drummer Cornelia Nilsson (b. 1992) has made a big impression on the scene in Copenhagen where she currently lives. She has performed with musicians like Aaron Parks, Jakob Bro, Maria Faust, Gabor Bolla, George Garzone, and many others.