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Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen also plays with a strong sense of narrative, although his tends to be more contemplative and inward looking than Taylor’s.

His latest CD, the third with the Jan Garbarek-influenced saxophonist Tore Brunborg, remains somewhat introspective, but there are more dynamics and a greater sense of group encounter than on previous releases – many of the arrangements evolved through live performance. Tempos remain slow to medium – a traditional Norwegian hymn is an exception – while the title “Silent Spaces” captures Gustavsen’s sense of melancholy.

Tord Gustavsen

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