Tord Gustavsen Quartet
February 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Emerging on the scene in 2003 with a breathtaking ECM debut Changing Places, Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen has since been met by a huge volume of critical approval around the world and has been honored with the Norwegian Grammy® Award. Gustavsen joins an illustrious recorded piano lineage that reads as a who’s who of ECM jazz innovators-Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Bobo Stenson, Chick Corea, Art Lande, Steve Kuhn, Nik Bartsch, Craig Taborn and countless others. His working quartet features saxophonist Tore Brunborg, bassist Mats Eilertsen, and drummer Jarle Vespestad. Gustavsen will make his second festival appearance this time at the Mission Theater.
“…it sounds more like he’s accenting—commenting on—the melody, which is merely implied…” - JazzTimes