Tord Gustavsen Trio

Saturday 21 May 2022

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One of Norway’s most celebrated jazz musicians, pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen’s music has been celebrated by audiences and critics in the UK and internationally for nearly 20 years. Continually evolving, he teases out beautiful melodies and rhythmic movements from a gentle and profound sonic space.

With the release of his ninth album on the iconic ECM Records, it’s a welcome return for Tord with his classic piano trio expanded with subtle electronics. Playing music from his new album, as well as material from previous releases, Tord is joined by his regular drummer Jarle Vespestad and introduces bassist Steinar Raknes, adding strong, sensuous musical foundations and virtuous soloistic playing. With sound design by Louise Lavoll.

“a trilogy [that] could be the most essential jazz document of the last ten years. Sublime.”
– The Independent 

“.. a delicious collage of hypnotic grooving, softly stroked gospel themes.”
The Guardian 


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Tord Gustavsen – piano
Jarle Vespestad – drums
Steinar Raknes – double bass
Louise Lavoll – sound design


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