Disk of 2023 > [Archived] Jazz
Jacob Young, Mats Eilertsen & Audun Kleive – album "Eventually" - Jazzy hour, 21st of November 2023
What could be better than a guitarist's trio record? A trio record in which the guitarist gives us a broadened spectrum of songwriting skills. Jacob Young, along with bassist Mats Eilertsen and drummer Audun Kleive explore a variety of beats, moods and styles united by a strong melodic bond. Without being demonstrative, the record "Eventually" surprises us with contrasts, spaces and a relaxed musicality. Kleive's druming discreetly interfere with the guitar's lyricism and the low frequencies smooth its edges. There's time for detail, for beauty, in an exquisite recital of contemporary jazz with Nordic echoes. Jacob Young has a diverse discography, but this recordshows him for the first time in classic trio form. It's clear that he's comfortable, at ease and at the same time complemented by two suitable musicians. He's evolving, consistently offering musical quality, distilling his experience, placing himself at the very heart of the musical world in the most satisfying way possible.
Translated by Bogdan-Nicolae Tănăsescu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu