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Puma

Oslo, Norway

These feisty Norwegian improvisers are the current recipients of Norway’s JazzIntro Prize, a seat last occupied by the piano trio In The Country, but stylistically these two groups couldn’t be more different. This is a sonically adventurous trio, exploring ground more often associated with electronica, rock and free music practitioners, where the primarily linear nature of jazz gives way to extremes of texture and dynamic.

Listen closely though, and find that traditional trio thinking and respective roles of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic co-operation have not been abandoned by guitarist Stian Westerhus, keyboardist Oystein Moen and drummer Gard Nilssen. Currently mixing their debut album recorded with Audun Kleive, this will be one of the very first shows outside Norway for this audacious trio.