Tord Gustavsen trio / support: aki

Scandi jazz under ECM


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19:15 Doors
20:15 Concert

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Scandi jazz under ECM

Norwegian jazz pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen continues to surprise with his poignant melodies, subtle grooves, and a musicality that embraces both simplicity and depth.

The latest album The Opening (2022) is a new dive into Scandinavian folk songs, gospel, chorales and jazz; a language the Norwegian pianist has developed over nearly two decades at ECM.

Tord Gustavsen trio
Tord Gustavsen (piano, electronics), Steinar Raknes (double bass), Jarle Vespestad (drums ), Louise Lavoll (sound design)

Support: aki

With Aki, drummer Anke Verslype models visual music full of inventive, subtle layers. Thereby, the unique combination of drums with harp, guitar and bass makes the ears prick up. In the company of reed player Joachim Badenhorst and Niels Van Heertum on euphonium. Sounds like cinematic landscapes, jazz and minimalism.

Anke Verslype (drums), Willem Heylen (guitar / Cinema Paradiso), Marjolein Vernimmen (harp), Ruben De Maesschalck (bass / Bombataz), Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium)

‘Stunningly beautiful .. draws the listener in completely – making us consider each note.’


‘You can call it obsession, the consistent and involuntary song of a melancholy soul... I admire Mr. Gustavsen's professional discipline to strap himself to the strategy that works the best.’

New York Times

photo aki © Monday Agbonzee Jr.



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