The Norwegian trio In The Country revolves mainly around MortenQvenild. In his home country, this pianist is an innovator whoearlier was part of the bands Jaga Jazzist and Shining. In 2003,together with his fellow students Roger Arntzen and Pal Hausken heformed In The Country. When the trio released its debut album ThisWas The Pace of My Heartbeat in 2005, it was soon clear that theirmusic had an appeal far beyond the borders of Norway. Over the pastyears, In The Country has performed in both Europe and America. Thetrio's latest album Losing Stones, Collecting Bones was released in2006. Qvenild wrote all the pieces on that album on which TomWaits' guitarist Marc Ribot was a guest. In The Country isdefinitely not a traditional piano trio because the musicians useelectronics and a wide variety of instruments. Stylistically, themusic shifts from baroque to rock and from classical music to jazz.In The Country is a truly exciting band.