MARIA Kvist shows with her trio on this record how she, based on her own strong experiences in her landscape Jämtland, wants to design her music-compositions, arrangements and improvisations. Here is a very interesting break, or rather interplay, between her roots and her musical means of expression. Maria is a driven and resourceful pianist with great breadth in the address. As a composer, she connects with the Swedish greats but is careful not to plagiarize - it is not part of the artistic mission. e task is instead to develop, to reshape and convey something of her own - to attract both herself, her fellow musicians and us - the listeners - to strong emotions and exciting discoveries.