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Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] [Repost]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2237

Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax player Tore Brunborg is given an important voice here, his melodic lines combining bluesy sonority and Nordic cry. Gently but effectively propelled by the subtle pulses of drummer Jarle Vespestad and bassist Mats Eilertsen, Gustavsen’s gospel-tinged, unhurried piano playing displays a characteristic warmth and tenderness.

Tord Gustavsen - What Was Said (2016) {ECM 2465}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 5, 2016
Tord Gustavsen - What Was Said (2016) {ECM 2465}

Tord Gustavsen - What Was Said (2016) {ECM 2465}
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Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Chamber Jazz / Nordic Folk

What was said brings new colours to Tord Gustavsen’s musical palette. His latest trio project builds upon the subtle understanding of his long musical association with drummer Jarle Vespestad, introduces German-Afghan vocalist Simin Tander, and explores the tradition of Norwegian church music in untraditional ways: “For the repertoire of the new project, Simin and I have been working with Afghan poet B. Hamsaaya, translating and shaping a selection of hymns that I grew up with in Norway into Pashto,” Gustavsen explains. “This process has been challenging and really fruitful. We have gone quite far in interpreting the lyrics in a more ‘integral’ manner, reaching into a space where I feel that Sufism and Christianity actually meet.”

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Being There (2007) {ECM 2017}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 10, 2015
Tord Gustavsen Trio - Being There (2007) {ECM 2017}

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Being There (2007) {ECM 2017}
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Genre: Jazz

On this third outing for ECM, pianist/composer Tord Gustavsen comes full circle on Being There. When he signed to the label in 2003, issuing his debut, Changing Places, he and his collaborators – bassist Harald Johnsen and drummer Jarle Vespestad – dug deeply into close-knit quarters, creating a detailed yet expressionistic examination of the more melancholy human emotions. Being There completes a trilogy of elegantly layered, spacious jazz from the most introspective elements.

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Changing Places (2003) {ECM 1834]  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 10, 2015
Tord Gustavsen Trio - Changing Places (2003) {ECM 1834]

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Changing Places (2003) {ECM 1834]
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This release signals in the then 33-year old, Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen's debut outing for the ECM Records label. His fellow compatriots, bassist Harald Johnsen and drummer Jarle Vespestad, round out this jazz piano trio offering. Fundamentally speaking, the group seemingly works its palate into that classic "ECM Records" aesthetic, comprising echo-laden sonic characteristics and a chamber-esque vibe.
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009) {ECM 2107} [Re-Up]

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009) {ECM 2107}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde, Minimalism

Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen has built a huge and enthusiastic worldwide following through his ECM discs and touring, and 'Restored, Returned' will broaden that popularity still further. After a trilogy of trio recordings - 'Changing Places', 'The Ground', and 'Being There' - which explored a clearly-demarcated melodic terrain, here is a strikingly different album from Tord Gustavsen at the head of a reconfigured band. Into the group come two Norwegian improvisers familiar to ECM listeners, bassist Mats Eilertsen and saxophonist Tore Brunborg.
Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground (2004) {ECM 1892} [Re-Up]

Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground (2004) {ECM 1892}
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Genre: Jazz

"The Ground" reveals a stronger sense of purpose and a greater conceptual rigour than "Changing Places" , the trio's debut album. Without sacrificing the clear-edged melodic sensibility that can already be considered one of the hallmarks of Gustavsen’s writing, the musicians are better able to do improvise within the structure of the pieces. An immediate popular success, "The Ground" topped Norway's pop charts in its second week of release.
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014)
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Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

For Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, the title of his sixth album for ECM has a programmatic significance. Extended Circle refers, he says, to the completion of a “double circle” of trilogies: the first with the trio heard on Changing Places, The Ground and Being There, and the second with the quartet (formed inside the expanded ensemble of Restored, Returned in 2009 and then documented on The Well in 2012). Extended Circle opens and closes with a trio piece, while exploring textural and dynamic variations in between. “You come back to the point of departure but with new insight – and things are the same but not the same,” Gustavsen sums up an album that in his view points forward to musical openness, but also back to his 2003 ECM debut.

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014) {ECM}  

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 6, 2014
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014) {ECM}

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014) {ECM}
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Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Piano

The sixth ECM album from Tord Gustavsen, recorded in Oslo in June 2013, quietly but most assuredly takes the Norwegian pianist’s music to the next stage of its development. Gustvasen’s quartet with Tore Brunborg, Mats Eilertsen and long-term associate Jarle Vespestad has matured into a group whose interactions draw strength from restraint, patiently building the music toward its climaxes. Here are new gospel-tinged pieces and ballads from Tord’s pen, gentle and luminescent group improvisations, and an ecstatic interpretation of the Norwegian traditional “Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg” (“I Know A Castle In Heaven”).

Tord Gustavsen - Extended Circle (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 18, 2014
Tord Gustavsen - Extended Circle (2014)

Tord Gustavsen - Extended Circle (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51:03 min | 117 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

For popular Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, the title of his sixth album for ECM has a programmatic significance. Extended Circle refers, he says, to the completion of a "double circle" of trilogies: the first with the trio heard on Changing Places, The Ground and Being There, and the second with the quartet (formed inside the expanded ensemble of Restored, Returned in 2009 and then documented on The Well in 2012).
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009) {ECM 2107} [Repost]

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009) {ECM 2107}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 235MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde, Minimalism

Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen has built a huge and enthusiastic worldwide following through his ECM discs and touring, and 'Restored, Returned' will broaden that popularity still further. After a trilogy of trio recordings - 'Changing Places', 'The Ground', and 'Being There' - which explored a clearly-demarcated melodic terrain, here is a strikingly different album from Tord Gustavsen at the head of a reconfigured band. Into the group come two Norwegian improvisers familiar to ECM listeners, bassist Mats Eilertsen and saxophonist Tore Brunborg.