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.
In the seven years that have elapsed since the recording of a debut album that
proved both a popular and a critical success, Tord Gustavsen has toured
extensively, crystallizing the musical approach and developing new compositions. The second trio album "The Ground" was released in 2005. In
2007 the trio completed a unique trilogy with a release named "Being There".
In 2009, Tord changed into a different and somewhat more flexible ensemble
form, releasing the album "Restored, Returned" with a line-up including Kristin
Asbjørnsen (vocals), Tore Brunborg (saxophones), Mats Eilertsen (bass), Jarle Vespestad (drums)