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Akbank Sanat 25th Year Concerts
Tord Gustavsen Project
Featuring Tore Brunborg & Jarle Vespestad

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Akbank Sanat 25th Year Concerts Tord Gustavsen Project Featuring Tore Brunborg & Jarle Vespestad

".. a dream of a performance by a dream of a group. .. If there is another jazz group playing this well at the moment, I'd be very surprised. .. what strikes you perhaps most of all is firstly how tastefully they have chosen their influences (Gustavsen's piano playing has a very strong gospel-jazz lilt) and, secondly, how they have now truly outgrown them. The Tord Gustavsen Trio sounds like no one but itself." (The Indenpendant, UK, reviewing a concert at the Lichfield Festival July 16 2005

Pianist Tord Gustavsen has released seven albums on ECM Records with his ensemble and trio; "Changing Places" (2003), "The Ground" (2005), "Being There" (2007), "Restored, Returned" (2009/2010), "The Well" (2012); "Extended Circle" (2014); and "What was said" (2016). His music has been met by a huge volume of critical approval around the world (cf. Critics). He has won the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannsprisen) and numerous other awards and prizes (cf. extended CV).

After playing primarily in trio format for several years, Tord launched his new project, Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, in 2008 with a commissioned work for the Vossajazz Festival in Norway, followed by a new recording in 2009. Since 2011, the quartet has been Tord's major touring ensemble formation. But Tord also still plays in duo and trio formats with the musicians in the ensemble, and he has done extended projects with Kristin Asbjørnsen and Susanna Wallumrød joining the ensemble on vocals, with Cecilie Jørstad doing spoken word, and with Nils Økland on fiddle/violin. In 2016, the ensemble is supplmented with a new trio featuring Afghan-German singer Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad on drums, for album release and extensive touring.

Before starting his solo career, Tord had already been an important part of the Norwegian jazz scene for several years. His playing has formed a cornerstone in projects featuring some of the finest Norwegian singers, including Solveig Slettahjell, Silje Nergaard, Siri Gjære, and Kristin Asbjørnsen. The urge for individual expression fuses with acutely attentive listening in creative interplay, making Tord a very special experience both as a soloist and as an ensemble player. While relating to fields like Scandinavian folk music, gospel, Caribbean music and cool jazz alike, Tord's ensembles present a unique universe of lyricism and subtle funkiness. His way of melding jazz history with 'Nordic' reflective moods and lyrical beauty brings about an intriguing voice on today's music scene.

Tord tours extensively world-wide with his projects (cf. Live). He can be heard on several albums; in addition to his own releases there are releases with Solveig Slettahjell, Kristin Asbjørnsen, Mahsa Vahdat, Silje Nergaard, the Nymark Collective, the Ulrich Drechsler Quartet, Carl Petter Opsahl, and the duo aire & angels.

Piano / Electronics / Synth bass: Tord Gustavsen
Sax: Tore Brunborg
Drums: Jarle Vespestad

7 February 2018 Wednesday 20:00

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