First broadcast date: 31 January 2019
The award-winning Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft has formed a new trio with Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund frome.s.t. (esbjorn svensson trio) called RYMDEN (meaning “space” – as in “outer space” or “universe”). Mari* and RYMDEN sit together and have an in depth conversation about their music focusing on its Scandinavian mood and attitude. You will hear music from their debut album “Reflections & Odysseys,” selections of their inspirations and live recordings from their concerts.
RYMDEN was formed, when Bugge invited two friends and innovative forces in European jazz: Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund. With their groups e.s.t. (esbjorn svensson trio) and Bugge’s New Conception Of Jazz the three like-minded artists created parallel music history, which dates back to the mid-90s. Both worldwide touring formations defined a new, fresh sound on an international scale – with great openness for experimentation and radical thinking ahead. The result was an international music movement that became an inspiration of future generations.
Tune in for this special show focusing on the upcoming album from the Scandinavian jazz super group RYMDEN as they discuss the inspirations behind the project with Mari*.