Kallevåg is currently one of the most exciting guitarists on the Norwegian jazz scene, and excelled with the debut album "See Me Another Day" which was released at Maijazz in 2017 with his trio. The album received splendid publicity both nationally and internationally, including in the British music magazine The Wire, which believed that the album was so good that it justified the use of Norwegian cultural resources.
Bedehus & Hawaii (2019) was the second album of the already critically acclaimed guitarist and composer Trond Kallevåg. He’s been compared with guitar calibers such as Bill Frisell and Ry Cooder among a number of reviewers. "Bedehus & Hawaii" locates Trond Kallevag at the right height on the heels of Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell. "- Jazzaroundmag. The highlight was reached when Bandcamp, undoubtedly one of the world's largest and most important platforms for selling music, named the album Bedehus & Hawaii to one of 15 best international jazz releases in 2019!
His third album Fengselfugl or Prison Bird in English was released april 9th 2021. Trond takes the listener into musical landscape inspired by his job as music teacher in Oslo Prison. Isolation, hope, darkness and the ballads inside the prisons in the 18th century are some key words that describe the music. In his band there’s some of Norways best musicians. Geir Sundstøl stands for beautiful vibes with his sublime steel guitar playing that perfectly matches Kallevåg's obvious affection for atmospheric film music, gentle prayer house music and Polynesian exotica. The combination of his warm Fender guitar sound and his lyrical compositions gives the listener a cinematic feel. On the record Trond also goves room for the amazing norwegian keyboardist David Wallumrød.
"Scandinavian musicians seem to be the only ones in Europe who can compete with their American counterparts»
An album related to the cinematic works of international greats such as Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell »
«Norway is blessed with many talented, sensitive and reflective guitarists. On this record you will find two of them: Trond Kallevåg and Geir Sundstøl. "
- Arvid S. Knudsen – 5/6 Klassekampen
«The guitar playing of Kallevåg and Sundstøl is on another level»
"Guitarist Trond Kallevåg and his band make atmospheric instrumental music that is a joy to listen to"
Geir Rakvåg – 5/6 Dagsavisen
"An incomparable mix of great sound »
"Kallevåg has created one of the most gorgeous recordings to hit the shelves in 2019!»
- Bandcamp (15 best international jazzalbums of 2019)
«Bedehus & Hawaii" plunges us into a poetic quietude, eliminates stress and locates Trond Kallevag at the right height on the heels of Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell.
“It’s a lovely album all the way through”
-Gareth Thompson – BBC radio
An excellent, exellent album
- Roots And Fusion Podcast
Cinematic and beautiful
– BBC Radio 3
I love that track, its called “Flukt”