Record Rack: Tord Gustavsen Quartet and The Frank DiBussolo Group

Of Music from Norway and Allentown, PA By Brian Arsenault The Tord Gustavsen Quartet:  Extended Circle (ECM Records) If God is Dead, his demise hasn’t prevented artists of serious purpose from seeking the spiritual, nay, creating the spiritual. Sacred music is never far from the mind and spirit of Tord Gustafsen whose compositions dominate Extended… Read More Record Rack: Tord Gustavsen Quartet and The Frank DiBussolo Group

Picks of the Week: Mar. 22 – 27

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 22. (Tues.)  Lisa McClowry.  Eclectic singer McClowry –nominated for International Vocalist of the Year in the 2011 Wave Awards — ranges freely across pop, rock, jazz and folk boundary lines.  She’ll be backed by a group that features guitarist/singer/Grammy winning songwriter Jim Peterik. Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – Mar.… Read More Picks of the Week: Mar. 22 – 27

Jazz CD Review: Tord Gustavsen Ensemble “Restored, Returned”

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble Restored, Returned (ECM) By Fernando Gonzalez Perhaps, as the saying goes, you can’t be too rich or too thin. As for everything else, you can have too much of a good thing. Restored, Returned, the latest recording by Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen is a case in point. Gustavsen established his… Read More Jazz CD Review: Tord Gustavsen Ensemble “Restored, Returned”