Signed with Edition Records!

UnknownGreat news! My upcoming album, “Wolf Valley”, is to be released on the great UK-label Edition Records.


Gode nyheter! Mitt nye album, Wolf Valley, skal gis ut av det britiske plateselskapet Edition Records.



Read the press release from Edition Records:


Edition Records are exceptionally pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian pianist/composer Eyolf Dale to the label

Wolf Valley is the new album from Norwegian pianist and composer Eyolf Dale. Although this will be his fifth album as a leader since he burst onto the Norwegian scene in 2008, it is with Daniel Herskedal, the innovative tuba player, that Eyolf has developed an international profile.

Eyolf played on Daniel’s Edition Records release Slow Eastbound Train (2015) and now with Wolf Valley Eyolf Dale has brought together eight of the finest musicians from the vibrant Norwegian jazz scene to create an album of subtle grooves, beautiful melodies and rhythmic interplay.

“Wolf Valley is my name, ‘Eyolf ‘meaning ‘wolf’ and ‘Dale’ meaning ‘valley’. This music is the most defining production of my own music until this point in my life: therefore a self-titled album. It is something totally different from my previous solo projects, and it´s a different approach to my musical vision, something much bigger!”

The Octet consists of an exciting collection of musicians from Norway’s young jazz scene. Along with Eyolf are André Roligheten (tenor sax & clarinet), Per Zanussi (bass & saw), Gard Nilssen (drums), Rob Waring(vibraphone), Adrian Waade (violin), Kristoffer Kompen (trombone) and Hayden Powell (trumpet).

You can hear the opening track ‘Furet’ on the forthcoming album ‘Northern Edition’ curated by Fiona Talkington.

Slow Eastbound Train in Southampton (UK)

asdSaturday 20th of Februar Daniel Herskedal’s Slow Eastbound Train is doing its second UK concert since the release of the album (with the same name) on Edition Records in 2015.

The performance by the Daniel Herskedal Trio with strings will be presented as a single set.In the first part of the evening Daniel Herskedal and journalist and photographer Luca Vitali will be in conversation with Turner Sims Concert Hall Manager Kevin Appleby, talking about the music in this evening’s concert, and Luca’s foyer exhibition linked to his new book The Sound of the North,celebrating the history of Norwegian jazz.

It all starts at 8pm !

As always, with Helge Norbakken on percussion, me on piano, Daniel on tuba/bass trumpet in addition to a large string orchestra from Turner Sims.

Click here for more information.

Three days of poems


Lars%20saabye%20christensen%202Three days of poems! This week, the Norwegian writer Lars Saabye Christensen is reading his work “Hunde og ett dikt” together with Mathias Eick og trumpet, me on piano + guests. The whole thing takes place at the Cappelen Damm publishing house in Oslo. Looking forward!


Dikt tre dager til ende! Lars Saabye Christensen leser hele Hundre og ett dikt, i samspill med Mathias Eick på trumpet, undertegnede på piano + gjester. Hundre og ett dikt er et utvalg fra en rekke av Lars Saabye Christensen diktsamlinger, redigert av forfatter Jan Jakob Tønseth. I dette tredagersprogrammet leser Lars hele samlingen. Det blir også strømmet på StoryTel.

Hometown Interludes revisited

asdA duo concert with the magnificent organ player Tim Harry Blomberg was just confirmed. In 2014 we did a concert together in Skien kirke while releasing the album “Hometown Interludes”, and I’m very happy to play som of this material with him once again. Thur
sday the 6th of October in Trefoldighetskirken, Arendal.

En duokonsert med den glitrende organisten Tim Harry Blomberg er bekreftet i Trefoldighetskirken, Arendal 6.oktober 2016. I 2014 gjorde vi en konsert sammen i Skien kirke under plateslipp av albumet “Hometown Interludes”, og jeg gleder meg stort til å spille noe av dette materialet i orgel-piano duo igjen!


Concert video with Hayden Powell Trio

When the Hayden Powell Trio album Circadian Rhythm & Blues was released earlier this year, we decided to play our release concert in Tøyen Kirke in Oslo. Subscribers to Tidal can see a 35-minute video of the concert, filmed and edited by Sigurd Ytre-Arne from The video includes live versions of tunes from the album, some solo playing by Hayden and a brand new tune written by bass player Jo Skaansar.

Available to all subscribers of the streaming service Tidal (also available if you subscribe to Wimp).


Da Hayden Powell Trios site album “Circadian Rhythm & Blues” ble sluppet sent 2015 bestemte vi oss for å gjøre en releasekonsert i Tøyen kirke i Oslo. Abonnenter av Tidal kan nå se en 35-minutters video fra denne konserten, filmet og redigert av Sigurd Ytre-Arne fra Videoen inneholder liveversjoner av låter fra albumet, litt solospill av Hayden samt en ny låt skrevet av bassist Jo Skaansar.

Tøyen screenshot Hayden