Extended Circle

Format: CD
Release Date: 2/4/2014
Album Personnel: Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (Acoustic Upright Bass), Jarle Vespestad (Drums)
Label: ECM Records
Style(s): Post Bop
Availability: Low Stock

The sixth ECM album from Tord Gustavsen, recorded in Oslo in June 2013, quietly but most assuredly takes the Norwegian pianist’s music to the next stage of its development. Gustvasen’s quartet with Tore Brunborg, Mats Eilertsen and long-term associate Jarle Vespestad has matured into a group whose interactions draw strength from restraint, patiently building the music toward its climaxes. Here are new gospel-tinged pieces and ballads from Tord’s pen, gentle and luminescent group improvisations, and an ecstatic interpretation of the Norwegian traditional “Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg” (“I Know A Castle In Heaven”).

1. Right There
Length: 02:55
2. Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg
Length: 05:39
3. Entrance
Length: 02:52
4. The Gift
Length: 06:20
5. Staying There
Length: 04:52
6. Silent Spaces
Length: 03:31
7. Entrance, Var.
Length: 02:46
8. Devotion
Length: 04:34
9. The Embrace
Length: 04:58
10. Bass Transition
Length: 00:43
11. Glow
Length: 05:11
12. The Prodigal Song
Length: 06:23
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 50:44
UPC: 602537602391