Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Tord Gustavsen - Restored, Returned

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Restored, Returned

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Studio Sublime

Language available : english

Pianist Tord Gustavsen's contemporary European post-romantic music is perfectly suited for ECM Records, a spatial, introspective, demure jazz for dreamers. Restored, Returned departs from the strict piano/bass/drums format, adding vocalist Kristin Asbjørnsen, who sings lyrics in English, adding even more of a fantasy storybook element to the proceedings. Wispy and waspy tales of delicate sentiment -- and of course lost love -- make for a memorable if not intriguing statement, as Gustavsen and his group float above the clouds, looking down on foolish mortals, trying to understand our ways of the heart. Asbjørnsen's voice is dusky, a slight bit folkish in the Scandinavian tradition, compelling but not alluring. She cries out with equal portions of pain and hope during the title selection; is reassuring, as on the pop-styled ballad "Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love"; and waits by the window in passive reflection for three versions of "Left Over Lullaby." She makes a late arrival during "The Swirl/Wrapped in a Yielding Air," which starts in a sweet light funk rhythm with tenor saxophonist Tore Brunborg joining the group in a slight Michael Brecker visage as the piece beautifully unfolds. Her wordplay is derived from W.H. Auden's Another Time, dating back to 1940, as past and present meet. Of the instrumentals, the trio ruminates on the free piece "Way In," which is more dynamically present and features a rare solo from bassist Mats Eilertsen, while adding Brunborg's soprano sax for the somber waltz "You Crooked Heart," which builds a bit. Their instrumental crown jewel, "The Gaze," darkens into a midnight skulk via Brunborg's soprano sax, and the ensemble adopts a Keith Jarrett/Jan Garbarek stance for the lilting, easy Euro-swing of "Spiral Song." A certain symmetry within hushed tones is ever present, as there's nothing remotely approaching forte levels or kinetic tempos, as you should expect. In a way, Gustavsen is carrying the torch for the late Esbjörn Svensson in presenting new music that will not challenge the senses as much as it invigorates the imagination. As Asbjørnsen's singing is perfectly in sync with the music, this recording marks yet another chapter in the ECM discography, where subtlety is more important than boldness in this information-imploded world.
© Michael G. Nastos /TiVo

More info

Restored, Returned

Tord Gustavsen

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 60 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 60 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
The Child Within
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:03:48

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
Way In
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:04:29

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:02:50

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

4
Spiral Song
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:04:01

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

5
Restored, Returned
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:05:55

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
Left Over Lullaby No.2
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:04:44

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
The Swirl / Wrapped In A Yielding Air
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:05:23

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

8
Left Over Lullaby No.1 / O Stand, Stand At The Window
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:07:18

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
Your Crooked Heart
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:03:41

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
The Gaze
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:05:39

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
Left Over Lullaby No.3
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
00:03:04

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Mats Eilertsen, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kristin Asbjørnsen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tore Brunborg, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, MainArtist - Jarle Vespestad, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

Pianist Tord Gustavsen's contemporary European post-romantic music is perfectly suited for ECM Records, a spatial, introspective, demure jazz for dreamers. Restored, Returned departs from the strict piano/bass/drums format, adding vocalist Kristin Asbjørnsen, who sings lyrics in English, adding even more of a fantasy storybook element to the proceedings. Wispy and waspy tales of delicate sentiment -- and of course lost love -- make for a memorable if not intriguing statement, as Gustavsen and his group float above the clouds, looking down on foolish mortals, trying to understand our ways of the heart. Asbjørnsen's voice is dusky, a slight bit folkish in the Scandinavian tradition, compelling but not alluring. She cries out with equal portions of pain and hope during the title selection; is reassuring, as on the pop-styled ballad "Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love"; and waits by the window in passive reflection for three versions of "Left Over Lullaby." She makes a late arrival during "The Swirl/Wrapped in a Yielding Air," which starts in a sweet light funk rhythm with tenor saxophonist Tore Brunborg joining the group in a slight Michael Brecker visage as the piece beautifully unfolds. Her wordplay is derived from W.H. Auden's Another Time, dating back to 1940, as past and present meet. Of the instrumentals, the trio ruminates on the free piece "Way In," which is more dynamically present and features a rare solo from bassist Mats Eilertsen, while adding Brunborg's soprano sax for the somber waltz "You Crooked Heart," which builds a bit. Their instrumental crown jewel, "The Gaze," darkens into a midnight skulk via Brunborg's soprano sax, and the ensemble adopts a Keith Jarrett/Jan Garbarek stance for the lilting, easy Euro-swing of "Spiral Song." A certain symmetry within hushed tones is ever present, as there's nothing remotely approaching forte levels or kinetic tempos, as you should expect. In a way, Gustavsen is carrying the torch for the late Esbjörn Svensson in presenting new music that will not challenge the senses as much as it invigorates the imagination. As Asbjørnsen's singing is perfectly in sync with the music, this recording marks yet another chapter in the ECM discography, where subtlety is more important than boldness in this information-imploded world.
© Michael G. Nastos /TiVo

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
Blue Train John Coltrane
A Love Supreme John Coltrane
Moanin' Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
More on Qobuz
By Tord Gustavsen
The Other Side Tord Gustavsen
The Well Tord Gustavsen
Being There Tord Gustavsen
Changing Places Tord Gustavsen
The Ground Tord Gustavsen

Playlists

You may also like...
In your panoramas...
The Stylish Henry Mancini

Sophistication, humour, sensitivity… These are the words that often come to mind when describing Henry Mancini’s music. 23 years after his death, he is still seen as a major and influential pop composer. No doubt because, in addition to his glossy and light works for which he is renowned (notably Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Pink Panther), he also knew how to display the complexity of his musical language in more tormented compositions.

Peter Thomas in Orbit

In Germany they have their own Michel Legrand: his name is Peter Thomas! His eccentric film music left its mark on a whole generation of viewers in the 60s and 70s and since the 90s he has often been cited and sampled by young pop groups. The cult composer passed away on May 17th, 2020. We met him three years earlier, on the dawn of his 92nd birthday.

Blue Note in 10 Albums

The most famous of all jazz labels had it all! Five-star artists, original repertoires, ingenious associate artistic directors, exceptional sound recording, sublime album covers, a variety of genres (Bebop, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Modal Jazz, Free Jazz)… The label was launched in 1939 by Francis Wolff and Alfred Lion, two Germans who had fled the Nazi regime, and had everything going for it. Qobuz has picked 10 key albums from its ample catalogue. Some of them are celebrated classics. Others are underrated marvels. But all of them played a vital role in shaping Blue Note as a label.

In the news...