Peeter Uuskyla drums
Tellef Øgrim guitar
Anders Berg bass
"Contrasting the stylistic traits exhibited by some of their peers – Trespass Trio’s contemporary jazz sensibilities or Fire! (Orchestra)’s progressive approach – the trio’s music is an oblique and deconstructed but red-hot mix of jazz, rock, and several other styles in between. As a whole, Ullr is an engaging, captivating, and often unrivalled listen." - Freejazzblog.org
"It is all carried by Peeter Uuskyla's energetic drumming." - Orkesterjournalen, Sweden
"Guitar, bass and drums is a classic power trio-setting. Such is also the setting on this record. There ends all likeness with the power trios I know...Like reading James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Hard to understand it truly is. " - Lira, Sweden
" this is very personal music, which captivates both the brain, heart and feet. This is an album crammed full of exciting free-jazz music, which surprises, at least this writer, and who should be brought to light all sorts of festivals and jazz clubs in the coming years.
Now the day was suddenly so much better!" - Salt-Peanuts about Ullr, March 2017.
"Uuskyla’s trio is taut and metallic, sprung, flexed and sinuous, hitting hard on the recoil." - Dalston Sound about Ullr, March 2017.
"In this debut album, the trio shows how much the Scandinavian scene remains vibrant and with names that deserved to be more recognized worldwide." - Free Form, Free Jazz (in Portuguese) about Ullr, March 2017.
"While we have no more Power Tools music (Bill Frisell, Melvin Gibbs and Ronald Shannon Jackson), there is the Scandinavian power trio led by drummer Peeter Uuskyla to fill the void....Pulse master Uuskyla glues this affair." - AllAboutJazz, February 2017
"If you enjoy Scandinavian free jazz at the experimental level, this album is a real treat for you!" - Unfretted.com
released January 13, 2017
All music by the trio
Cover design by Studio DOT