It's no surprise to fans of pianist Tord Gustavsen's trio that its most recent release, Being There
(ECM, 2007), was selected 2007 Album of the Year
by the critics of UK's Jazz Review
. Born in Norway, this jazz Viking may well be on a world crusade for soulful and meaningful music, armed only with his meditative piano and lyrical compositions.
AAJ contributor Joao Moreira dos Santos spoke with Gustavsen recently, about his background, how he came to be with ECM, the compositional process and future plans.
Check out Tord Gustavsen: Being There at AAJ today!