Oddgeir Berg Trio
Oddgeir Berg - Piano, keys
Audun Ramo - Doublebass
Lars Berntsen - Drums
The Oddgeir Berg Trio has just released the third part of their trilogy entitled “While we wait for a brand new day”. After “Before Dawn” in 2018 and “In the End of the Night” in 2020, this third part of their trilogy is also about the nighttime hours. It is the most optimistic part of the three.
And this while the album was recorded under enormous pressure when the Norwegian government announced a lockdown just as the recordings were scheduled. With only three days to go and an uncertain future, they hit the studio and recorded the songs in an intense session.
The tone of these nine new originals is hopeful and cheerful rather than gloomy and oppressive. The melancholic atmosphere of the previous two releases can still be felt, but clear moods and energetic rhythms can be heard. Could that solo piano intro to "Sunday Mood" even be a reference to the 70s funk classic "Lady Marmalade"? In any case, we like to immerse ourselves in the compositions of this trio.