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The Ground


Download links and information about The Ground by Tord Gustavsen Trio. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Ambient, Electronica, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 59:23 minutes.

Artist: Tord Gustavsen Trio
Release date: 2005
Genre: Ambient, Electronica, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 59:23
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No. Title Length
1. Tears Transforming 5:36
2. Being There 4:11
3. Twins 4:55
4. Curtains Aside 5:11
5. Colours of Mercy 6:05
6. Sentiment 5:30
7. Kneeling Down 5:43
8. Reach Out and Touch It 5:43
9. Edges of Happiness 3:03
10. Interlude 2:03
11. Token of Tango 4:07
12. The Ground 7:16



In the proto-typical Scandinavian ECM style of modern jazz oriented music, pianist Tord Gustavsen follows the path of previous progenitors influenced by Bill Evans, forged by Keith Jarrett, and extended by the likes of Mike Nock. This is certainly late-night, nocturnal music, completely reserved and relaxing, ultra-melodic, calm, peaceful, and non-threatening. Rarely does a tempo move beyond medium, a dynamic merge above mezzo piano, and any mood goes farther than moderately cool. Well within this consistent timbre, Gustavsen and his trio show a modicum of diversity and influences. Fellow ECM labelmate Bobo Stenson's style and technique is most extant during the lilting "Edges of Happiness," "Twins" is spiritual, calm, and light but not somber, while "Token of Tango" is perfectly representative of its title. "Curtains Aside" mixes march rhythm in 6/8 with a regal light funk, the delicate waltz "Being There" is reminiscent of "The Shadow of Your Smile," while darker ballads "Colours of Mercy" and "Sentiment" sport undoubtedly religious overtones. Gustavsen, while playing laid-back, pristine, pretty, and serene music, is far from challenging convention or pushing the envelope. Conversely, his personal voice is fully realized. Time will tell whether this style finds a worldwide audience, moves away from this type of contemporary texture music, or takes the approach he has established to any more extreme measures, even softer or more forceful. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi