Tord Gustavsen Trio

January 2008 - Tord Gustavsen Trio (Norway)

Tord Gustavsen Trio

...returning to Australia after their overwhelming reception at Wangaratta Festival of Jazz '04 and Sydney Festival '06

Tord Gustavsen is a pianist of poetic cast, an exceptionally lucid player with a sure sense of melodic structure and often-astonishing lyrical imagination. With Harald Johnsen on double bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums, this is one of the highest calibre chamber jazz ensembles to emerge from Europe for some years, and beautifully recorded and projected on the prestigeous German ECM label. Winners of the Australian Bell Award for the best International Jazz Album of the Year 2006 ('The Ground'/ECM 1892 4761938). Check their new album (2007) 'Being There' (ECM 2017 1723517) -

visit: www.tordgustavsen.com

'...Tord Gustavsen's Norwegian trio is about less, not more... they have
a miraculous ability to pull you deeper and deeper into their orbit by leaving more and more space, until what you hear is almost nothing more than a memory... There is an uplifting, almost hymnal quality to Gustavsen's writing, and in the hands of these three exceptional players, each tune resonates with the grace and subtle optimism of a wordless prayer...'
Jessica Nicholas -The Age

'...Utterly distinctive and arresting. .. Each and every touch on the keyboard is not just a note being struck, but a carefully sculpted sound of almost breathtaking passion and beauty. .. Gustavsen and his fellow Norwegians breathe some soul and fire into everything they do. The accumulative effect could be described as aural love-making...Unreservedly recommended as one of the key releases of the year...'
John Shand - Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

Line-up:
Tord Gustavsen - piano
Harald Johnsen - bass
Jarle Vespestad - drums

 


 
TOUR DATES

Melbourne Jazz International Festival: Sat 3 May - Hamer Hall - 8.00 pm - in double bill with Tomasz Stanko Quartet (Poland) - Book: Ticketmaster 1300 136 166 and online: www.melbournejazz.com

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Toured Australia - January 2006

Tord Gustavsen Trio (Norway)

...returning to Australia after their overwhelming Wangaratta Festival of Jazz '04 debut

Tord Gustavsen is a pianist of poetic cast, an exceptionally lucid player with a sure sense of melodic structure and often-astonishing lyrical imagination. With Harald Johnsen on double bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums, this is one of the highest calibre chamber jazz ensembles to emerge from Europe for some years, and beautifully recorded and projected on the prestigeous German ECM label.

'...Tord Gustavsen's Norwegian trio is about less, not more... they have
a miraculous ability to pull you deeper and deeper into their orbit by leaving more and more space, until what you hear is almost nothing more than a memory... There is an uplifting, almost hymnal quality to Gustavsen's writing, and in the hands of these three exceptional players, each tune resonates with the grace and subtle optimism of a wordless prayer...'

Jessica Nicholas -The Age

'...Utterly distinctive and arresting. .. Each and every touch on the keyboard is not just a note being struck, but a carefully sculpted sound of almost breathtaking passion and beauty. .. Gustavsen and his fellow Norwegians breathe some soul and fire into everything they do. The accumulative effect could be described as aural love-making...Unreservedly recommended as one of the key releases of the year...'
John Shand - Sydney Morning Herald

 

Line up:
Tord Gustavsen - piano
Harald Johnsen - bass
Jarle Vespestad - drums

www.tordgustavsen.com

ECM Records  

 

Tour Dates January 2006

Sunday 15 January

Sydney

Tuesday 17 January

Melbourne

 

 

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