Upcoming Album

This is music that sings, at once gentle and robust. Lyrical, immediately memorable songs, songs of an appealing freshness, yet sophisticated in their involvement with the melodic line.

Tord Gustavsen has released a trilogy of trio albums that proved both a popular and a critical success (cf. The Critics). The trio has toured extensively world-wide, crystallizing its musical approach and developing new compositions. It's still very melodic and romantic music. It still displays a striking, spacious 'Nordic-Caribbean-gospel-bluesy' fresh feel while presenting Tord Gustavsen's original compositions. But the trio employs more dynamics and explores some new musical fields in its interaction on the last recording. The musicians are just as un-compromising in their search for beauty as they are in their search for a creative approach with fresh phrasing and imaginative playing.

In 2008, Tord Gustavsen works with somewhat more flexible line-ups - in duo, trio and quartet settings. And he presented a commissioned work for the Vossajazz Festivel in Norway March 2008 that became the starting point for his new Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, featuring Tore Brunborg on saxophones, Mats Eilertsen on bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums. For the full version of the commissioned work, the ensemble also includes Kristin Asbjørnsen on sung vocals and Cecilie Jørstad on read poetry.

A re-worked and transformed vesion of the music from this work is recorded and will be found on the upcoming album release "Restored, Returned"

This title will be released on February 9, 2010. 
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Tord Gustavsen Ensemble 

(Concert Excerpt)


Tord Gustavsen Trio

(Concert Excerpt)

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