Tord Gustavsen Ensemble at the Cheltenham Festival
Jez Nelson presents Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen and his Ensemble at the Cheltenham Festival, including specially commissioned music for the occasion. Gustavsen has been at the forefront of the Scandinavian jazz scene for the last decade, developing with his trio a lyrical, often sparse sound that draws on their Nordic heritage as well as cool jazz, blues and gospel. Since 2008 he's been recording and touring with Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, appearing in quartet form here with tenor and soprano saxophonist Tore Brunborg, Mats Eilertsen on bass and the trio's drummer Jarle Vespestad.
Also on the programme, a roundup of the latest album releases with studio guest John Fordham.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: John Fordham
Producer: Russell Finch.