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Dale’s debut as a leader on an important European jazz label is impressive at several levels – in conception, in execution and from a compositional perspective he succeeds in ticking all boxes.”
- Stuart Nicholson , Jazzwise
"... it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Dale is amongst the very best."
- Fred Grand, Jazz Journal
Norwegian pianist and composer, Eyolf Dale (b.1985) is known from both his solo work, successful collaborations with a great number of jazz artists, and from renowned bands like Eyolf Dale’s Wolf Valley, Albatrosh, Daniel Herskedal, Hayden Powell Trio, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, and more. He’s active on the European jazz scene as a touring and frequently recorded artist, and since his solo debut in 2011 Dale has established himself as one of the leading pianists of his generation.
Both as a sideman and a solo performer, he has performed all over Europe, as well as tours in USA, Japan and China. Dale's solo work showcases the mature lyrical introspection that’s often associated with Norwegian jazz, but equally, there is an explorative curiosity and restless free elements that is becoming an emergent hallmark of the younger Nordic improvisers.
He was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy equivalent, Spellemannprisen both in 2013 and 2016 for his solo albums. With the duo previously named Albatrosh with reedman André Roligheten, he was awarded "Young jazz musicians of the year 2008" in the prestigious JazzIntro, and the duo was also awarded "Best Band" in European Jazz Competition in 2010 (North Sea Jazz, Rotterdam)-
Dale currently releases his solo work exclusively on Edition Records, and he's also a Yamaha artist.