My latest solo CD “Acres of Blue” was released worldwide February 7th on iTunes, Spotify, WiMP, Amazon, CDON, etc. I’m right in the middle of a fragmented release tour:
Volsdalen church, Ålesund: February 9th, 19.00
Trøndertun, Melhus: February 11th, 12.00
Romedal church, Stange: February 16th, 18.00
Trondheim Art Museum: March 1st, 14.00
Steinkjer chapel: March 25th, 20.00
HiNT, Levanger: March 26th, 20.00
The CD has been awarded with excellent reviews already, with a 6/6 rating from Hamar Arbeiderblad. Read excerpts from the reviews here. Below is a short presentation of the upcoming CD, as well as a short press release.
In November 2012 Norwegian pianist and composer Espen Berg (30) released his debut album «Noctilucent», which All About Jazz.com described as one of the top ten releases that year. «Acres of Blue» is the sequel, which will be released February 7th 2014 by the label Atterklang.
«Noctilucent» and «Acres of Blue» are both solo piano recordings, which consists of Espen’s compositions, improvised music and new versions of familiar melodies. Espen represents the new generation of Nordic jazz musicians, playing lyrically and also tightly connected to the traditions of jazz and classical music. «Acres of Blue» was recorded in the magnificent concert hall at RDAM in Copenhagen, which brought even more life and openness into Espen’s playing.