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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 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 Quartet - Extended Circle (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:09 minutes | 1028 MB
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 Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009) {ECM 2107} [Repost]

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} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 15, 2013
Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground (2004) {ECM 1892} [Repost]

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

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:19 minutes | 1.02 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Gubemusic.com | Digital Booklet

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 Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:30 minutes | 994 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

After a trilogy of highly successful trio albums, Tord Gustavsen branches off in new directions. His new band adds two players familiar to ECM listeners – bassist Mats Eilertsen and saxophonist Tore Brunborg – and introduces the blues-inflected voice of Kristin Asbjørnsen on Tord’s settings of the poetry of W.H. Auden. Inside the ensemble, duo and trio interaction unfolds, taking off from the clear melodic language of Gustavsen’s songwriting.
Tord Gustavsen Trio - Being There (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Being There (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:34 minutes | 1,13 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Gubemusic.com | Front cover

Gustavsen’s clearly-delineated melodies define a large part of the group’s sonic identity, but so does the manner in which the trio approaches them. Technical flamboyance has almost no role to play in Gustavsen’s sound-world: restraint is one of the music’s hallmarks.
Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground (2004) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground (2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:07 minutes | 1,16 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Gubemusic.com | Front cover

Of the Norwegian artists that ECM has introduced over the years, pianist Tord Gustavsen must count as one of the least “Nordic” in musical temperament. If the contemplative component of his music and its quietude still reflect Scandinavian priorities, the manner in which he has sought and located connections to early jazz – especially the blues, gospel music, and the nexus of Caribbean music and New Orleans jazz - is entirely his own.

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) {ECM 2237} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 8, 2012
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) {ECM 2237} [Re-Up]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) {ECM 2237}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 292MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

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.