Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Special Podcast)

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For this New Sounds Podcast, listen to new music from Norway, including a live set by the serene and transcendent Tord Gustavsen Quartet.  Gustavsen, whether solo, with a trio, or in this quartet formation, delivers piano-based works of contemplation and stillness that simply captivate a listener.  To be sure, the music is capable of transporting one to a private Nordic mind-palace.

Hear selections from Gustavsen's latest, "Extended Circle," performed live in the WNYC studio, featuring an interview with the pianist. The record itself is a sublime and breathtaking moment in time, including folk-and hymn-based melodies, as well as original tunes.  Also as part of the show, there’s music from Susanna (Wallumrod) and the Magical Orchestra, and Ketil Bjornstad as well.

PROGRAM #3569 with Tord Gustavsen Quartet (First aired on 2/24/2014)  

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Tord Gustavsen Trio

The Ground

Edges of Happiness [3:07]

ECM 1892
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Susanna and the magical orchestra

Melody Mountain

These Days [3:15]

Rune Grammofon #2057
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Tord Gustavsen Quartet

Live, WNYC Studios

Glow [5:24]

Glow appears on “Extended Circle,” ECM #2358. www.ecmrecords.com

Tord Gustavsen Quartet

Extended Circle

Right There [2:50]

ECM 2358
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Tord Gustavsen Quartet

Live, WNYC Studios

Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg [6:23]
The Prodigal Song [6:27]

Both tunes appear on “Extended Circle,” ECM #2358. www.ecmrecords.com

Ketil Bjornstad

Water Stories

The View II [4:30]

ECM 1503
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