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Gustavsen, Tord Quartet / Well, The
Album:Well, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gustavsen, Tord Quartet Added:Mar 2012
Label:Ecm Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-10 Pull Date:2012-05-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 6Apr 29Apr 22Apr 15Apr 8Mar 25Mar 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 30, 2012:Jazz Special
The Well, On Every Corner, Circling
4.Apr 17, 2012:Rebop
Playing, Prelude
2.Apr 26, 2012:Love Den
The Well
5.Apr 13, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
On Every Corner
3.Apr 21, 2012:The Mongrel's Stoop
6.Apr 03, 2012:Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-03-04 
ECM, 2012

MODERN JAZZ – Norwegian pianist’s fifth release with ECM, first in a quartet configuration. His music is gorgeous: spare and emotional with an interesting mix of fragility and strength, gloom and light. The band very tightly integrated and moves as a single entity, and there’s no mistaking that open, echoing ECM production.

All very good. Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8

1. 2:48 – classical sound: slow, hushed, melancholy, beautiful
2. 5:35 – middle-eastern feel: very cool drums; exotic piano melody & bass
3. 8:19 – tender, pensive: piano/bass duet sets up deep, aching quartet
4. 4:33 – spacious, open: floats into the unknown, finds inner peace
5. 4:39 – gentle, warm, and folksy: like strolling through fields in summer
6. 1:13 – solo piano: a very slow, fragile spiral
7. 5:12 – melancholy beauty, rather sad but with a stirring sense of resolve
8. 5:48 – relaxed, slides gently forward, rises up in sax solo, but falls back
9. 5:54 – another version of #4, very quiet and atmospheric
10. 4:31 – slow drift: sax and piano caress the melody
11. 4:16 – solo bass into a slow, heavy ballad

[ Fo ] - March 2012

Track Listing
1.Prelude 6.Glasgow Intro
2.Playing 7.On Every Corner
3.Suite 8.The Well
4.Communion 9.Communion, Var.
5.Circling 10.Intuition