Nordic jazz trio from Copenhagen
With their captivating cinematic sound and a warm and intense presence, Little North bonds with their audience from the very first note. The sound of the band is way bigger than their classic piano trio constellation suggests. In a melting pot of modern minimalism and Nordic jazz tradition and with an intensity that draws threads to the jazz scene of New York, Little North has what it takes to add the next exciting chapter to the history of Scandinavian jazz.
On the new release ‘Familiar Places’ the trio expands on their already well defined sound.
The energy and warmth of the guitar and raw expressive intention from the trumpet, adds new depths to their musical universe, while the strong sound of the trio makes a continuum. ‘Familiar Places’ present a wide range of emotions and sonic landscapes while continuously diving into the essence of Little North.
"Familiar Places" has received a wealth of praise from reviewers domestically and abroad, a two time feature on the cover of Spotify's State of Jazz playlist, album presentation on French national Radio, France Musique as well as ‘album of the week’ on Danish National Radio P8 Jazz. The album received a four star review in the April issue of DownBeat Magazine and the trio is playing a showcase at Jazzahead! 2022.
“Little North has some of the most thoughtful and joyous, exploratory yet poetically resolved piano trio music I’ve heard in some time. A terrific release.”
★★★★★ Jazz Journal (UK)
“These young players have good taste, chameleonic talent and voices of their own. Familiar Places is Little North’s fourth album in six years, further defining and investigating a sound all their own based on twisting everything around them.”
★★★★✩ DownBeat Magazine (USA)
"Enjoy it! You will not hear a more beautiful Danish jazz album this year."
“Intricate interplay, deep grooves and delicate, mouthwatering melodies all combine with grace, subtlety and sincerity.” “…taking me back to memories of EST at their sensitive best.”
★★★★✩ - UK Vibe
“Together they specialize in marrying the cold, melancholic minimalism of Nordic music with the warmth of the American jazz tradition” - Jazziz (USA)