Photo: Ferdinand Schwarz

Dahl/Dalen/Søvik is an improvising trio based in Oslo. With backgrounds in free jazz, noise and avantgarde they play music in the tradition of modern free improvisation, inspired by Anthony Braxton, Mette Rasmussen, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten ect. The trio consists of Amalie Dahl (Dafnie, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra) on alto saxophone, Henrik Sandstad Dalen (Sex Magick Wizards) on double bass, and Jomar Jeppsson Søvik (GIGAMY, Ragnhild og) on drums. All three of them are central figures in the vibrant community for improvised music in Oslo. 

In January 2024 they released their second album “Live in Europe” on Nice Things Records. A double CD album featuring live recordings from Prague and Brussels.

“(…) Live in Europe is like a large-scale camouflage, many things are not as they seem. Turns are made, the listeners are lured onto false trails. In any case, we are dealing with musicians here who you have to keep an eye on. Absolutely exciting.” Martin Schray, April 17th 2024, The Freejazz Collective

“(…)Throughout both long sets, the integrity of the statement is maintained, which is the hallmark of good improvisational music. An excellent release, and, most importantly and surprisingly, after an hour and a half of listening, I want to hear the continuation as soon as possible.” – Ilya Belorukov, March 2024, Jazzist

Their debut album “Fairytales for daydreamers” came out March 3rd 2023 on Nice Things Records. A live recording from the first ever time they played together, the listener gets to experience the trio’s immediate chemistry through a lively and adventurous 45 minute set. As if they were already old friends, they move confidently through polite introductions, interrogations, deep conversations and heated arguments before at last they reach tender reconciliation.

“(…) It is a sympathetic meeting, unsurprisingly Dahl/Dalen/Søvik is a trio that has moved on to play more concerts in Norway and Europe. (…)”
Filip Roshauw on “Fairytales for daydreamers”, Jazznytt (NO) 

Listen HERE to Live in Europe!