In Between / Erik Palmberg
Not many records reveal themselves in an instant. Yet a thoughtful presence and pensive vibe are apparent from the start of Erik Palmberg’s In Between.
Erik Palmberg writes: “I grew up in a musical family. My father played trumpet and french horn and I was exposed to jazz and improvisation from an early age. I didn`t have the motivation to continue with the trumpet so I decided to quit when I was 12 years old. Much later on , in my twenties, the need of playing music and trumpet grew too strong. While I was working as an aupair in the french alps, at age 21, I had a lot of spare time. I decided to give the trumpet a try once more so I started to practice and became hooked. Maybe I needed to do different stuff for a few years. After a couple of years of studies I was accepted at the Royal College of music in Stockholm. The great Peter Asplund was my trumpet teacher at the College. I started playing in different projects at the school but also gigs around Stockholm. My last year of studies was done at the Jazz -Institut -Berlin as an erasmus student. I got to have some great teachers and fellow students there. One of my inspiring teachers was of course my main trumpet professor Gerard Presencer. Since I finished my studies in 2010 I have had the opportunity to play with a lot of prominent jazz artists and interesting projects in Sweden but also around Europe, especially in Germany where I have done several tours. In 2018 I released my debut album First Lines (recorded 2017, Stockholm Jazz Records ). In December 2021 I will release my second album, In Between.”
Not many records reveal themselves in an instant. Yet a thoughtful presence and pensive vibe are apparent from the start of Erik Palmberg’s In Between. While Palmberg draws from a variety of trumpeters, from Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis to Tom Harrell and Kenny Wheeler, his own signature sound has now emerged. It is one of crisp articulation on a wide array of note selections, and an innate sense of taking the music in the direction it wants to go.
-- AllAboutJazz (Jim Worsley)
Catalog Number: PCD277