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Tord Gustavsen Ensemble at the Cheltenham Festival

2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 23 May 2011

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.

Music Played

19 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Ambrose Akinmusire

    Ambrose Akinmusire Ambrose Akinmusire - Confessions To My Unborn Daughter

    When The Heart Emerges Glistening, Blue Note

  • Image for James Farm

    James Farm Bijou

    James Farm, Nonesuch

  • Image for Konitz/Mehldau/Haden/Motian

    Konitz/Mehldau/Haden/Motian Solar

    Live at Birdland, ECM

  • Image for Ma

    Ma Dump

    The Last, Loop

  • Image for Weather Report

    Weather Report Mysterious Traveller

    Live in Berlin 1975, Art of Groove

  • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on May 1, 2011

  • John Fordham speaks to Tord Gustavsen

  • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on May 1, 2011

  • Image for Craig Taborn

    Craig Taborn A Difficult Thing Said Simply

    Avenging Angel, ECM


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