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In the past five years, the Swedish piano trio MusicMusicMusic has become widely acclaimed in its native Sweden. With a sense of style and joy in playing beyond the ordinary the trio has reached out to audiences far beyond the traditional boundaries of jazz music. Last year, pianist Fabian Kallerdahl was appointed the award “Jazz in Sweden 2006”.
The trio was formed in Gothenburg in 2002. The first demorecording of their material took place on a Thursday in the spring of 2003. The recording was released that same evening at the KOM café in Gothenburg. The entire first edition sold out on the spot (the whole of fifteen copies)!
In the autumn of 2003 MMM visited South Africa on a project funded by SIDA (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The trio performed in Durban and Johannesburg jazz clubs and arranged jazz workshops at city universities as well as shantytown village schools.
In the spring of 2004 MMM and the Swedish electronica group Universum formed HOOB Records. The label released MMM’s first full-length album One, Two, Free in March 2004. It became an immediate success with both critics and audiences. Reviews labelled the album as one of the most vital music experiences produced by the Swedish jazz scene in years. The record was licensed to Japan, and the trio visited Tokyo in the autumn of 2004 to perform and work on public relations. Whilst in Japan the band supported Swedish electronica act Hird and singer Yukimi Nagano in concert. 2004 also involved MMM concerts at clubs and festivals in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Belgium.
In April 2005 MMM released their second album “What’s a good boss anyway?”. The record re-establishes the band’s distinctive character and the relentless manner in which they relate to the jazz genre. The album exhibits pianist Fabian Kallerdahls compositions and also takes on a number of traditional standards in the trio’s trademark audacious fashion.
During 2005 the trio have been touring Sweden, Germany and Belgium, and during 2006 MMM continued touring Sweden and Scandinavia in cooperation with Rikskonserter. A new record called “Macbeth” was released in october 2006, featuring parts of music from the play specially written by MMM for The National Venue of Theatre in Norway. Plus covers of Earth, wind & Fire hit September and jazzclassic Some Other Time.
During 2007, the group will record material for the fourth album which is due to be released in the spring of 2008. This spring holds two tours in Sweden and one in Germany in store for the band, and during the summer and autumn they will perform in and Italy and Japan at festivals and Jazzclubs.
“one of the best piano trio albums over the last ten years” “MMM is the most important new Swedish jazz trio” - Fredrik Eriksson, GROOVE
“Best Jazzalbum of 2005!” - Svenska Dagbladet
Music Music Music were innovative, inspirational and unique. They could have veered towards selfindulgence on so many songs - they certainly had the talent to pull it off, but their musical integrity was too great” - Jali Mbali, Daily News, Durban, South Africa
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