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Tord Gustavsen Trio: Being There

Read "Being There" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Terzo CD del trio del pianista norvegese Tord Gustavsen (dopo Changing Places e The Ground), questo At Home è un lavoro intimistico e rarefatto ma che, pur inserendosi nella tradizione nordica, vi immette alcune interessanti variabili. In primo luogo, nel trio appare più rilevante il ruolo della batteria rispetto a quello rivestito dal contrabbasso; poi, le tracce sono tutte caratterizzate ...

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Tord Gustavsen Trio: Being There

Read "Being There" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The full measure of the achievement of pianist Tord Gustavsen's Being There can really only be gained by going back to his two earlier ECM releases, Changing Places (2003) and The Ground (2005).

The phenomenal reaction to the first album was surprising and begs an explanation. The simplest would be that Gustavsen's music ...

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Tord Gustavsen Trio: Being There

Read "Being There" reviewed by John Kelman

Since its 2003 ECM debut Changing Places, pianist Tord Gustavsen's trio has gradually been working its way out of a core concept that initially mined a surprising and remarkable wealth of what, on first glance, appeared to be a limited scope of tempo and dynamic. Like an ever-expanding series of concentric circles, Gustavsen, bassist Harald Johnsen ...

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The Des Moines Big Band: Being There

Read "Being There" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is the third recording we’ve heard by the splendid Des Moines Big Band, now in its forty–first year, and each of them has featured a talented guest artist: first, trumpeter Bobby Shew; next, DSMBB director Jim Oatts’ New York–based brother, saxophonist Dick Oatts; and now trumpeter Walter White who composed half of the ten selections ...