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Tord Gustavsen Trio

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Tord Gustavsen Piano, electronics
Steinar Raknes Bass, electronics
Jarle Vespestad Drums

Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen’s music continues to evolve, teasing out beautiful melodies and subtle rhythmic movements from a gentle and profound sonic space.

He returns to St George’s with his classic piano trio, now with Steinar Raknes on bass, and with new material from their forthcoming ECM album to be launched in 2022.

Gustavsen’s earlier trio albums had a quietness and grounded sensuality that immediately earned him a large international audience. His 2018 album The Other Side embraced again the full-sounding simplicity of the ‘Nordic Blues’, setting it against expansive harmonic landscapes. As Gustavsen puts it: “I have the clear feeling that stretching out and being creative happens organically, avoiding alienation and stiffness, when done in energetic connection with my roots – with the groundedness and sensuality of the hymns and the spirituals and the lullabies I grew up with.” (Tord Gustavsen).

“a trilogy [that] could be the most essential jazz document of the last ten years. Sublime.”
(The Independent)

“.. a delicious collage of hypnotic grooving, softly stroked gospel themes.”
(The Guardian)

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!