Helge Lien Trio

Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio - Bridges (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 14, 2015
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio - Bridges (2015)

Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio - Bridges (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:20 min | 133 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

The virtuosity of Polish violinist Adam Baldych enables him to pass with astonishing ease through all kinds of borders: the boundaries of his instrument, the barriers between genres, the seams between composing and improvising. These dividing lines fall away as his playing coalesces with that of his fellow musicians. He uses the tradition as the point of departure for new and exploratory journeys up and away beyond jazz.These attributes have led Jazzwise to call him 'a refreshingly different European jazz star'. For 'Bridges', Polish violinist Baldych has the Norwegian pianist Helge Lien and his trio by his side.
Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 52:24 minutes | 1,97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A little nation with a big jazz tradition is the land of fjords and trolls. Fascinating new artists and acts sporting a huge zest for playing and an irrepressible urge for experimentation keep pushing out of Norway to conquer the rest of the jazz world. The Helge Lien Trio, who have already won a large circle of fans in Scandinavia and Japan with their five albums and inspiring live concerts, are especially significant. They maintain the balance between jazz traditions and the avantgardist art of improvisation like hardly any other classic piano trio…
Helge Lien Trio - Hello Troll (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] {Repost}

Helge Lien Trio - Hello Troll (2008)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Time 53:15 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover

Trolls, after all, are mythical creatures from Nordic mythology, and Nordic mythology of pre-Christian times has been a prominent theme among Scandinavian extreme metal bands. One of Finland's best-known metal bands, in fact, is named Finntroll. But Hello Troll has nothing to do with metal. The focus of Norwegian pianist Helge Lien is straight-ahead post-bop jazz, and on Hello Troll, he embraces the time-honored acoustic piano trio format (Frode Berg is on upright bass, Knut Aalefaer on drums). Over the years, that format has been successful for a wide variety of acoustic jazz pianists ranging from Erroll Garner to Cecil Taylor to Red Garland; it also works well for Lien, who favors a clean-sounding post-bop pianism along the lines of Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Ahmad Jamal.
Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:40 minutes | 1,06 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HighResAudio.com | Digital Booklet

A little nation with a big jazz tradition is the land of fjords and trolls. Fascinating new artists and acts sporting a huge zest for playing and an irrepressible urge for experimentation keep pushing out of Norway to conquer the rest of the jazz world. The Helge Lien Trio, who have already won a large circle of fans in Scandinavia and Japan with their five albums and inspiring live concerts, are especially significant. They maintain the balance between jazz traditions and the avantgardist art of improvisation like hardly any other classic piano trio, par excellence.
Helge Lien Trio - To The Little Radio (2006) {Japanese Pressing}

Helge Lien Trio - To The Little Radio (2006) {Japanese Pressing}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 292MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

To The Little Radio, which features interpretations of standards, and Live, which is based mostly on Lien originals, both present the trio on strong form. The 11 non-original pieces explored on this disc were recorded in Oslo last January, and showcase the trio's collective approach to standards. On the first piece, Lasse Färnlöf's "Grandfather's Waltz," Lien's harmonies reference Bill Evans' version. Jerome Kern's "Look For The Silver Lining" and Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge" foreground the trio's by now intuitive interplay and, though minimalist, get deep into the essence of the melodies.

Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) {Ozella}  

Posted by tiburon at June 1, 2014
Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) {Ozella}

Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) {Ozella}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Helge Lien Trio: Natsukashii So, what do you do when you've won, amongst other accolades, the 2008 DnBNor Musicians Award and a Norwegian Grammy Award for Best Jazz Album of 2009? Well, if you're Helge Lien and the album is Hello Troll (Ozella, 2008), you just keep on keepin' on—in this fine pianist's case, continuing to hone the trio that's been his primary focus since What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life (Curling Legs, 2001). With the unfortunate dissolution of Esbjorn Svensson, following the pianist Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008, there's a bit of a gaping hole in the realm of young European piano trios achieving greater international acclaim.

Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at April 27, 2014
Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)

Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53:35 min | 127 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Ozella Music

Explorers of the Norwegian jazz habitat:New creations from the piano trio with the magic sound. This album is a rare moment to cherish and enjoy every second of. Awarded Norwegian pianist Helge Lien and his band developed their very own, distinctively nordic, jazz trio sound, brought to perfection on their latest, highly acclaimed release "Natsukashii". The ten new compositions are exploring new ways for the reflexive and experimental, as well as the playful, groove orientated side of the trio's music. After 13 years, Per Oddar Johansen takes over from Knut Aalefjær on drums, bringing new ideas and power to the band.
Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013) [DSD64] 1bit / 2.82 MHz

Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013)
FLAC (tracks) DSD64 (*.dsf) | 1bit | 2.82 MHz | Digital Booklet | 01:05:51 | 2,96 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC 72579

Recordings of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, by a piano trio rather than by a group of virtuosi (a configuration that almost always misunderstands the work) are not abundant. Still rarer are those like the present release by the Storioni Trio, a Dutch group that takes its name from the maker of the 1790s instrument played by the violinist (and strung, like the viola, with gut strings). Pianist Bart van de Roer plays an 1815 Lagasse fortepiano. This recording is part of a series devoted to Beethoven's piano trios, but the Triple Concerto actually is more comfortable in those surroundings than when forced to keep company with the likes of the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61.

Hadouk Trio - Paris Jazz Festival (2015) [HDTV 1080p]  Music

Posted by juanchito at Dec. 7, 2016
Hadouk Trio - Paris Jazz Festival (2015) [HDTV 1080p]

Hadouk Trio - Paris Jazz Festival (2015)
HDTV 1080p | MP4 | 1920x1080 (16:9), 25.00 fps, AVC, 11.3 mbps, 0.217 bits/pixel
Audio: 48.0 KHz, AAC-LC, 2 ch, stereo, 384 Kbps | 4.22 GB
Jazz, World music | Length: 00:51:30

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2016
Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Timeless/Bellaphon | # CDSJP 192 | Time: 00:52:01

The quality of Chet Baker's product was so varied during the last decade or more of his life that recording sessions varied markedly. For this "remixed version" of Mr. B Baker sounds a tad tired, though his chops are in fine form. The studio recording captures the trumpeter with highly sympathetic and self-effacing pianist Michel Grallier and bassist Ricardo Del Fra, both of whom engage in the leader's brand of sensitivity. There are no vocals by the trumpeter, but plenty of improvising. The interesting tune selection features a few songs played often by Baker (such as Wayne Shorter's "Dolphin Dance" and Horace Silver's "Strollin'"), but several that are not associated with him at all (Grallier's "White Blues" and his gorgeous "Father X-mas," to name a couple). There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout, exacerbated by the lazy, sometimes sluggish, tempos. A deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.