About Mathias Eick
Norwegian trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Mathias Eick is a thoughtful, ambient-leaning jazz musician. In addition to issuing a handful of albums under his own name, Eick is a first-call sideman.
A member of the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and the progressive jazz/electronic ensemble Jaga Jazzist, he has also worked alongside Manu Katche, Iro Haarla, Pat Metheny, and singer-songwriter Thomas Dybdhal. As a trumpeter, Eick is much in the tradition of such players as Kenny Wheeler, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, and Enrico Rava. His solo debut album The Door, appeared on ECM in 2008. Skala, his sophomore outing for the label appeared in 2011. After touring and collaborating with others -- including jazz rockers Motorpsycho and Lars Danielson -- for several years, he returned with Midwest in 2015 and followed it with Ravensburg three years later. In 2021, he released When We Leave, performed by a septet.
BORNFebruary 26, 1979