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Tord Gustavsen Ensemble at the Cheltenham Festival

Jez Nelson presents Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen and his Ensemble at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival, including specially commissioned music for the occasion.

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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ambrose Akinmusire - Confessions To My Unborn Daughter

  • James Farm

    Bijou

    • James Farm.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Konitz/Mehldau/Haden/Motian

    Solar

    • Live at Birdland.
    • ECM.
  • Ma

    Dump

    • The Last.
    • Loop.
  • Weather Report

    Mysterious Traveller

    • Live in Berlin 1975.
    • Art of Groove.
  • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on May 1, 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Tord Gustavsen (piano), Tore Brunborg (tenor and soprano saxophones), Mats Eilertsen (double bass), Jarle Vespestad (drums)

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Suite

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Prelude

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      The Well

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Sani

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Communion

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

  • John Fordham speaks to Tord Gustavsen

    • Untitled

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

    • Untitled

      Line up: Tord Gustavsen (piano), Tore Brunborg (tenor and soprano saxophones), Mats Eilertsen (double bass), Jarle Vespestad (drums)

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Impromptu No. 6

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Left Over Lullaby No. 2

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Sustinete

      Composer: Mats Eilertsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      On Every Corner

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

    • Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

      Inside

      Composer: Tord Gustavsen

  • Craig Taborn

    A Difficult Thing Said Simply

    • Avenging Angel.
    • ECM.

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