The second installment of ‘Live In the Office’, a live concert series presented by the Music Information Centre Norway and NRK, the national Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, features trumpeter Mathias Eick . For a series of intimate concerts, MIC invites musicians to perform on an unlikely stage for a live concert; the office. Watch intimate video performances of your favorite Norwegian artist, recorded live at MIC’s Oslo office or in selected locations throughout the country.
On a regular February Tuesday, Mathias Eick, backed by Erlend Slettvold on piano, drummers Torstein Lofthus and Gard Nilssen as well as Audun Erlien on bass, played a stunning concert at MIC’s office. The stripped-down and minimalist but also lyric and highly intimate session featured selection of compositions from his upcoming ECM release ‘Skala’.
Mathias Eick’s Live at The Office concert:
Mathias Eick - Live at The Office from MICnorway on Vimeo.
Being one of Norways most promising young talents for over a decade, Mathias Eick moves steadily towards being one of the finest musicians from the Northern regions, regardless of age group and genre. Still only 30 years old, Eick has marvellous range of achievements to show for himself; in 2007 he won the International Jazz Talent, awarded to him by the International Jazz Festivals Organization situated in New York. He then won the Statoil Scholarship in 2009, undoubtedly the largest scholarship in Norway, and he is currently heading for release of his second album on one of the worlds most influential jazz record labels, ECM.
In the meantime Eick keeps himself busy participating on several albums playing either trumpet, double bass, vibraphone, piano, guitar, or in his own words “anything needed.” Some of his collaborators have been, among a vast amount of others, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Chick Corea, Iro Haarla, Manu Katché and Jacob Young. Eick is also a member of the Norwegian genre-defying group Jaga Jazzist, a group with which he has performed for many years.
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