Pianist Tord Gustavsen began his ECM career with three trio albums released between 2003 and 2007 that were as well received by audiences as they were by critics. The JazzTimes said this trilogy possessed the power of "distilled magic," while the Guardian wrote: "Gustavsen's melodies are hypnotically strong, and bass and drums are totally integrated into his regular trio." In the four recordings that followed for ECM, Gustavsen explored both the quartet format and work with an expanded ensemble as well as the alternative trio with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad. On The Other Side, the Norwegian pianist now returns to the classical piano trio.
Once again the faithful drummer Jarle Vespestad, who has been following Gustavsen like a shadow for about twenty years, is part of the group. The position of bassist was taken by Sigurd Hole, who had already replaced Mats Eilertsen in the Tord Gustavsen Quartet in 2014. Hole's eclectic approach - which features influences of both folk and modern jazz - fits perfectly with Gustavsen's quietly evolving, deeply melodic pieces.
Doors open: 7:20 p.m. Start: 20:00 End: 22:00
Age limit: none
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