The internationally praised Tord Gustavsen Trio displays a striking soundscape of spacious Nordic-Caribbean-bluesy character, employing original compositions by Tord Gustavsen. They end their tour the UK on Glasgow on 13 May.
04/05/2004 :: The musicians in Tord Gustavsen Trio are just as uncompromising in their search for beauty as they are in their search for a creative approach with fresh phrasing and imaginative playing.
Pianist Tord Gustavsen's playing has formed a cornerstone in projects featuring some of the finest Norwegian singers, including Silje Nergaard, Siri Gjære, Kristin Asbjørnsen and Live Maria Roggen.
His way of conversing jazz history with 'Nordic' reflective moods and lyrical beauty brings about an intriguing voice on today's music scene.
"Changing Places" was released in Norway January 2003. Releases in the US, Canada, Japan and the rest of Europe followed in March and April. In Norway, the CD even hit the pop charts, which is rare for an instrumental album.
13 May 8.00 p.m.
Glasgow, CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts)
Box office 0141 352 4900