A playful, adventurous trio pouring from their reservoir of creativity.
Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen has been a distinctive presence on ECM recordings by, amongst others, Tord Gustavsen, Trygve Seim, Mathias Eick, Nils Økland, Wolfert Brederode and Jakob Young and has long maintained several projects of his own, including this trio, now in its 15th year of existence. And Then Comes The Night was recorded at Lugano’s Audiotorio Stelio Molo and Eilertsen, drummer Thomas Strønen, and the amazing pianist Harmen Fraanje make full use of the range of the trioformat, sidestepping many of the conventions of trio playing,
Mats Eilertsen contrabas, Harmen Fraanje piano, Thomas Strønen drums
..” a sustained work of near impossible beauty and sublime human interaction” - Mike Jurkovic, AllAboutJazz
“And Then Comes the Night is an album that reveals new sonic delights upon each listening, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.» - KCRW (Us)
“this is just a lovely album…. ……it unfolds like a dream, light and airy..” - Steve Greenlee, Jazztimes Magazine
“..a sort of world record in creative collective development of written passages” - Terje Mosnes, JazziNorge
“There is a lot of piano-trios. Only a few are as unique as this one.” - Lars Mossafinn. Dag og Tid.
“The beautiful cautiousness hits hard” - A.Andersen. Aftenposten