Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned download album
Piano, Composed By – Tord Gustavsen. Producer – Manfred Eicher. Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Tore Brunborg. Vocals – Kristin Asbjørnsen. Lyrics in tracks 3, 5, 7 (Wrapped In A Yielding Air) & 8 (O Stand, Stand At The Window) from "Another Time" by W. H. Auden. Recorded January 2009 Rainbow Studio, Oslo. Restored, Returned (CD, Album). ECM Records, ECM Records, Universal Music . ECM 2107, 179 8987, UCCE-1123.
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.
Restored, Returned is an album by Norwegian jazz pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen Emsemble recorded in 2009 and released on the ECM label. Outstanding poetry has a funny way of yielding up secrets to readers at the strangest time. Auden's poetry seemed to call upon the Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen, when on tour in Oxford. The compositions of Gustavsen are consistently intriguing, evolving slyly at odd angles, often ending someplace completely unexpected
The album’s title is a quotation from the Auden’s Song, and the title track is the only one of the vocal tracks reading a complete poem. With such array of talent, Gustavsen travels through the album at times sensitively supporting, other times allowing himself room to improvise. His main contribution is in the writing (again gospel influences come to mind), and this collection only bolsters the man’s already admirable jazz credentials.
Tracklist: 1. The Child Within 03:48 2. Way In 04:29 3. Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love 02:50 4. Spiral Song 04:01 5. Restored, Returned 05:55 6. Left Over Lullaby N. 04:44 7. The Swirl, Wrapped In A Yielding Air 05:23 8., O Stand, Stand At The Window 07:18 9. Your Crooked Heart 03:41 10.
|The Child Within||3:48|
|Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love||2:50|
|Left Over Lullaby No.2||4:44|
|The Swirl / Wrapped In A Yielding Air||5:23|
|Left Over Lullaby No.1 / O Stand, Stand At The Window||7:18|
|Your Crooked Heart||3:41|
|Left Over Lullaby No.3||3:04|
|ECM 2107, 179 8987||Tord Gustavsen Ensemble||Restored, Returned (CD, Album)||ECM Records, ECM Records||ECM 2107, 179 8987||Germany||2009|
|ECM 2107, B0013911-02||Tord Gustavsen Ensemble||Restored, Returned (CD, Album)||ECM Records, ECM Records||ECM 2107, B0013911-02||US||2009|
|ECM 2107, 179 8987, UCCE-1123||Tord Gustavsen Ensemble||Restored, Returned (CD, Album)||ECM Records, ECM Records, Universal Music K.K.||ECM 2107, 179 8987, UCCE-1123||Japan||2009|