Haftor Medbøe (guitar), Espen Eriksen (piano) and Gunnar Halle (trumpet) played together for the first time in
an extended line-up for the 2013 Edinburgh Jazz Festival, UK. The musical chemistry between the three
musicians inspired the stripped-down trio setting that made its debut at Edinburgh Jazz Festival in 2015 to a
rapturous audience. The subsequent album, that features seven original compositions by Medbøe, was
recorded in the prestigious Castlesound studios, located in the historic village of Pencaitland, Scotland.
Themes from both sides of the North Sea intertwine with cultural echoes from further afield. The trio setting
affords each of the musicians in the trio unparalleled space in which to explore depth and breadth of tone and
dynamics, while challenging them to extend their normal roles within the ensemble. The Space Between is
released on Losen Records in early November. This recording was supported by Creative Scotland.