Carole Nelson Trio

Carole Nelson Trio at Hellfire Studios Dublin. Photo: Aoife Murphy

The Carole Nelson Trio is centred around Carole’s composition and piano work accompanied by Cormac O’Brien on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums.

They announced their arrival in 2017 with a debut album One Day in Winter, a lyrical journey through one winter’s day from dawn to moonrise in Carole’s Carlow home. This was followed by their second album Arboreal in February 2020, which takes a walk through woodland ecology, observing the interconnectedness of life.

Arboreal received glowing acclaim, including the Irish Times top ten albums of the year and All About Jazz Magazine (UK) Best Album 2020.

‘Nelson is, without question, as the refined language of her writing and playing constantly reiterates, a singular voice,’

All About Jazz

‘One of Ireland’s most original jazz composers’

The Irish Times

The trio’s third album, Night Vision, released June 10th 2022, moves away from composition into improvisation as the trio dig deep into creative freedom and find a new and fearless triadic voice.

‘Night Vision further cements the Carol Nelson Trio’s place as one of the most arresting jazz trios in Ireland and the British Isles’

All About Jazz