Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad (evening performance)
12 Nov 2016
LONDON Milton Court
1 Milton Street
Renowned for subtle lyricism and a breath-taking use of space and dynamic, the Norwegian pianist & composer creates a mesmerising setting for the entrancing warmth and vibrancy of German/Afghan singer Simin Tander and the delicately nuanced drumming of long-standing partner Jarle Vespestad.
On his latest ECM album, What Was Said, Gustavsen transforms the traditions of Norwegian church music in an imaginatively un-traditional approach that adds new settings of the Persian visionary Rumi’s revelatory lyrics and more contemporary texts.
‘A beguiling new Gustavsen collaboration’ (The Guardian)
‘Exquisitely beautiful; both earthy and airy, both physical and spiritual, both still and transporting’ (The Jazz Breakfast)
'Lyrical and emotionally potent, What Was Said taps into the essence of devotional music and poetry with quietly mesmeric results' (★★★★★ All About Jazz)