Friday, 9 December 2016

Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground (2005)

Feeling like a mellow end to the week again, so here's some prime ECM piano trio comfort food for the short days and long nights.  Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen recorded a trio of these trio albums with bassist Harald Johnsen and drummer Jarle Vepestad from 2003-2007 (he's mainly worked in larger configurations since), and every minute of The Ground's one-hour duration is sublime, sleek melodic material in the best Bill Evans tradition.  Possibly a bit too smooth for some tastes, but for top-flight relaxation this'll do nicely.

Token Of Tango


  1. great blog for a can't sleep late nite session, thanks for the music