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Tord Gustavsen piano Harald Johnsen double bass Jarle Vespestad drums The young Norwegian group perform music from their new album The Ground. Their highly acclaimed first ECM recording Changing Places was named CD of the year 2003 by BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction. Their eagerly awaited second album The Ground was released in April and topped Norway's pop charts in its second week of release. Although Nordic in its quietly contemplative style, Gustavsen’s compositions draw upon gospel, blues, and music from the Caribbean which gives the Trio its distinctive voice. ‘The Ground is uniformly beautiful, and the trio's rigorously restrained playing is a complete marvel. I've already saved space at the top of my 2005 list for The Ground.’ JazzTimes ‘The album is utterly gorgeous, I keep playing it for sheer pleasure. ... Gustavsen's touch and tone are ravishing, and Johnsen and Vespestad match him for quality, all captured in superb recorded sound. ... a mesmeric and enriching experience.’ Jazzreview, UK Find out more