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Tord Gustavsen Ensemble: Restored, Returned

Read "Restored, Returned" reviewed by Ian Patterson

A spare beauty has characterized all of pianist Tord Gustavsen's trio recordings, and in this sense Restored and Returned is a natural continuation of his musical journey, with space and subtle dynamics characterizing these intimate compositions. What sets this recording apart from his most recent efforts is mainly the addition of vocalist Kristen Asbjørnsen, who brings ...

Tord Gustavsen: Restored, Returned

Read "Restored, Returned" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il quintetto protagonista di questo bell'album del quarantenne pianista norvegese è in realtà tale solo a pizzichi e bocconi. L'iniziale “The Child Within," per esempio, è un duo piano/sax soprano, algido, delicato, fin quasi esangue. Certo schiettamente nordico. Un tratto tipico di questa landa del jazz contemporaneo è anche, senz'ombra di dubbio, la solennità: appunto quella ...


Tord Gustavsen Ensemble: Restored, Returned

Read "Restored, Returned" reviewed by John Kelman

With three albums mining a seemingly narrow area--and proving just how broad that territory really--Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen changes gears with Restored, Returned. Abandoning the longstanding trio that, with Changing Places (ECM, 2003), The Ground (ECM, 2005), and Being There (ECM, 2007), brought him greater international acclaim, Restored's quintet remains relatively introspective in tone. Still, with ...


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