And Then Comes the Night

Lush and velvety this bass-led piano trio, leader Eilertsen with pianist Harmen Fraanje and drummer Thomas Strønen, has a rich romanticism, strong themes and a rugged structure to it. Playing tunes either written by Eilertsen or other members of the trio, as a listener you enter their world of interiors shaped by elegant emotional mini-dramas where there is a sense of containment relieved by a certain resolution and cloaked in spaciousness — night music built on reflection delivered with subtlety and intuition throughout. SG