Anders Aarum Trio
started off as the house band for weekly jam sessions at the legendary Oslo jazz club "Herr Nilsen» in 2004. After years of collaboration, and also as regular backing for international soloists, the trio has reached an almost telepathic level of musical interaction, now to be heard on the album «Vaudeville». Over the years, the trio has nurtured a rich repertoire of compositions by pianist Anders Aarum, «Vaudeville» being his 5th release. Stylistically, the pieces range from melancholic, minimalistic dreamscapes, all the way to rough, tough swing, always with a focus on melodic invention and lyricism.
The trio has a collective backpack bursting with an eclectic range of influences: European classical music; Nordic jazz such as Bobo Stenson and Svein Finnerud; and yet from the other side of the pond, echoes of Ahmad Jamal, Paul Bley and Herbie Hancock. There are even pockets holding the pungent fragrance of old gospel, Caribbean cooking, and "second line" from New Orleans. Since the trio's first release in 1999, the members have been constantly evolving and contributing to various other projects. They can be heard together on albums with artists such as Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen, Julie Dahle Aagård and Randi Tytingvåg. Anders Aarum - Piano, Jens Fossum - Bass, Hermund Nygård - drums