Photo © Trygve Seim Quartet

Trygve Seim Quartet

Hämeentie 3, 00530 Helsinki
Koko Jazz Club

Trygve Seim Quartet in Koko Jazz Club on 3 May 2023

With its overt lyricism, strong themes and a sense of perpetual melodic invention, Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim’s new album Helsinki Songs quickly identifies itself as a classic-in-the-making. Themes of dedication run through Seim’s Helsinki Songs album, a set of tunes composed – for the most part – in the Finnish capital, and radiating tributes in many directions. Here are songs referencing Igor Stravinsky and Jimmy Webb, pieces dedicated to each of Seim’s gifted bandmates, and tunes that tip the hat, obliquely, to Ornette Coleman and Bill Evans. The quartet plays superblythroughout, with outstanding solos from leader Seim and pianist Kristjan Randalu. Helsinki Songs was recorded in Oslo’s Rainbow Studio in January 2018 and produced by Manfred Eicher. 

Trygve Seim – saxophone and composition
Kristjan Randalu – piano 
Anders Jormin – double bass
Markku Ounaskari – drums

Koko Jazz Club
3 May 2023 at 19.00

Tickets 25/20€ + Tiketti's service fees