Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2012

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

Sage Two

This quartet version of the Tord Gustavsen Ensemble will add new colour and dimension from players on the vibrant and eclectic Scandinavian jazz scene. Tord, a regular at many worldwide major festivals and concerts will be joined by Jarle Vespestad (drums), Mats Eilertsen (acoustic bass) and Tore Brunborg (saxophones).

Since Tord’s previous album, the quartet has taken the integration of spare minimalism and a kind of darker, denser interplay even further to produce the new album ‘The Well’ ahead of this current tour.

“His signature ingredients of low-key gospel playing, acres of open space, memorable melodies and a glistening delicacy of touch are all present… pretty irresistable.” John Fordham, The Guardian

Tord Gustavsen: The Well – review
John Fordham – The Guardian

When the popular Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen expanded his regular trio to a quartet, adding atmospheric saxophonist Tore Brunborg for the album Restored Returned, he found his perfect band. Read more…

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