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Scandi Noir: Tord Gustavsen Trio

08 October 2019 @ 7.45pm to 9.30pm

Scandi Noir: Tord Gustavsen Trio at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival

Scandi Noir: Tord Gustavsen Trio

Tord Gustavsen piano
Jarle Vespestad drums
Sigurd Hole bass

This exciting opening concert of Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2019 ‘Scandinavia: From Hygge to Fire and Ice’ features a musical trio from Norway whose accolades include The Guardian’s Jazz Pick of the Month and New York Times’ ‘most memorable melodies’. Tord Gustavsen is on a constant search for a fresh and radically stripped-down honest beauty in music, working to explore, integrate and serve a holy trinity of emotional intensity, elegance, and meditative musical breathing. Repertoire to include compositions by Tord Gustavsen in musical dialogue with Norwegian folk tunes and chorales.

At the Scandi Noir: Tord Gustavsen Trio concert, expect an exciting start with the internationally celebrated Norwegian pianist/composer Tord Gustavsen, whose distinctive, mesmerising chamber jazz has produced a hugely successful series of albums for the ECM label. With 2018's The Other Side he returned to the trio format with long-time collaborator Vespestad and new bassist Hole, blending his trademark emotional intensity, subtle rhythmic grooves, and his memorable melodic gift, with Norwegian folk tunes and the Lutheran chorales of J S Bach.

'This trio's ability to capture doubt, joy and anxiety in a few notes is breathtaking.' - Downbeat


1 hour 30mins with no interval

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08 October 2019
7.45pm to 9.30pm
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SJE Arts Oxford
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH
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