IT’S NOW SOME TEN YEARS since Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen’s ECM debut which began with a trilogy of trio releases (Changing Places, The Ground and Being There). 2009’s Restored, Returned appeared to divide opinion as Gustavsen augmented to an ensemble, with saxophonist Tore Brunberg and Kristin Asbjørnsen’s intriguing vocalisations of W H Auden’s words, which then evolved into the first quartet recording, 2012’s The Well.
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Tord Gustavsen piano
Tore Brunborg tenor saxophone
Mats Eilertsen double bass
Jarle Vespestad drums
ECM Records – ECM 376 0239 (2014)