Tord Gustavsen Trio
Tord Gustavson Trio
Norwegian Piano Giant

Tord Gustavsen Trio

FEB 22 | Tord Gustavsen

Feb 22, 2023
Miner Auditorium
WedFeb 22
7:30 PM

$25 | $35 | $45

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Cool and mysterious, pristine and intensely emotional, the music of Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen has earned a vast following while making few populist concessions. Easily the most acclaimed composer and pianist on the Norwegian jazz scene, he’s released a series of critically hailed albums that have climbed high on the Norwegian pop charts, starting with his 2003’s ECM debut Changing Places.

Since making his West Coast debut for SFJAZZ in 2005, he’s continued to refine his lyrical approach steeped in blues and gospel, and marked by ravishing melodies, deliberate tempos, and surpassingly subtle interplay. It’s a sound that has commanded worldwide attention, an extraordinary achievement given the rich history of jazz piano. He focuses on lyricism in a stripped-down approach where beauty and emotional intensity are united. He writes most of his group’s material, memorable compositions that echo his days playing in church. His ninth album for ECM Records has just been released and is entitled Opening. On the session, the piano trio explores the idea of being open to the forces around you and letting them inspire what one plays, performing ten new Gustavsen compositions joined by works of Norwegian composers Geirr Tveitt and Egil Hovland.

Do not miss this rare Bay Area appearance by Norway’s best.

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Do not miss this rare Bay Area appearance by Norway’s best.

A pianist of poetic cast, an exceptionally lucid player with a sure sense of melodic structure and an often-astonishing lyrical imagination.

JazzTimes

A pianist of poetic cast, an exceptionally lucid player with a sure sense of melodic structure and an often-astonishing lyrical imagination.

JazzTimes

Personnel

Tord Gustavsen piano
Steinar Raknes bass
Jarle Vepestad drums

A Norwegian pianist of lyrical and often halcyon sensibilities.

the new york times on tord gustavsen

Personnel

Tord Gustavsen piano
Steinar Raknes bass
Jarle Vepestad drums

A Norwegian pianist of lyrical and often halcyon sensibilities.

the new york times on tord gustavsen

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