With the Norwegian trio Rymden jazz has gained a new super group. Because with Bugge Wesseltoft, Dan Berglund, and Magnus Öström you have three of the most important protagonists on the Scandinavian jazz scene. Pioneer, sound magician and keyboardist Wesseltoft caused a furore with his formation New Conception of Jazz and bassist Berglund and drummer Öström made history with the influential group e.s.t. (Esbjörn Svensson Trio). Rymden’s music contains three elements: melancholy and atmospheric compositions, dramatic rhythms, and a virtuoso playing technique of the highest class. With their debut album Reflections And Odysseys the trio captures influences from modern jazz, classical music, film scores, and even rock. The collaboration of these three men leads to a fascinating synergy of the highest level. The brilliant pieces on Rymden’s debut are screaming out to be performed live at the festival.