The Tord Gustavsen Trio’s superb recent album The Other Side was my Recording of the Month back last October, and I concluded that:
“This is music that has the power to take us by surprise, to deeply move and supremely delight. The Tord Gustavsen Trio emerge not simply as three musicians at the top of their game, but as consummate masters of the Trio form, delivering a classic album that is far more than the sum of its parts.”
I also noted that rapt religious sentiment prevailed on the album, especially with the inclusion of three J.S. Bach chorale melodies as launchpads to the trio’s musical explorations, noting:
“These veer between heartfelt depth and ecstatic utterance, offering the album’s most intense pinnacles, and perhaps an invitation to join the trio and ascend to more hallowed ground.”
This Easter Sunday, it seems particularly apt to include this astonishing jazz trio meditation on Bach’s beloved setting of the chorale, ‘Jesu, mine Freude’ – do have a listen:
You can read my full review of the album here if you are interested.
And it’s available to purchase from Amazon UK here.
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