Simon Toldam Trio’s debut album, “Sunshine Sunshine or Green as Grass,” was heralded as a masterpiece by jazz critics and nominated as “Jazz Album of the Year” at the Danish Music Awards in 2012. The success continued with the also-nominated duology “KIG OP 14” and “KIG OP 15” in 2014 and 2015, respectively. On OMHU, their strongest offering to date, they continue their exploration and reinvention of the art of the piano trio. The telepathic interplay between Nils Davidsen on bass, Knut Finsrud on drums, and Simon Toldam on piano has been present and thriving since they began playing together nine years ago, when they instantly became one of the most acclaimed and versatile bands based in Denmark. Whether parading or drifting, deafening or silencing, the understanding displayed between the three musicians demonstrates their uncanny ability to beat and blow as one organism.
”Perhaps one day we will forget what it means to sit still in contemplation, gazing at the clouds in the sky, but then music, slow music, will be the entry into a world where it’s possible to reconnect with a feeling of presence. The record spinning could very well be Simon Toldam Trio’s Omhu.” – Jakob Bægaard, All About Jazz
Simon Toldam Simon Toldam is one of Scandinavia’s most exciting and distinguished musicians, having released 15 albums as a leader and co-leader. He is a four-time winner of Danish Music Awards and is a member of the Danish jazz and contemporary music recording label, ILK Music. In 2015, he received the prestigious 3-year grant from The Danish Arts Foundation. In addition to leading the Simon Toldam Trio and STORK, Toldam is a member of Dutch drum legend Han Bennink’s trio, appearing on three celebrated albums together. He is also known for collaborations with Axel Dörner, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, Chris Speed, Marc Ducret, Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Eivind Aarset, Nils-Petter Molvær, Marilyn Mazur, Tristan Honsinger, Dave Douglas, and Jakob Bro.