The Ground

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Ground
The Ground (Tord Gustavsen Trio) coverart.jpg
Studio album by Tord Gustavsen Trio
Released January 31, 2005 (2005-01-31)
Recorded January 2004
Rainbow Studio, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 63:05
Label ECM
ECM 1892
Producer Manfred Eicher
Tord Gustavsen chronology
Changing Places
The Ground
Being There

The Ground (released 31 January 31, 2005 in Germany on the label ECM - ECM 1892) is an album by Norwegian jazz pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen recorded in 2004.[1][2][3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]


«Melancholia is marvellous - and quiet», stated The Guardian reviewer Stuart Nicholson and awarded the album 5 stars,[1] and the Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 3½ stars stating:

... Gustavsen, while playing laid-back, pristine, pretty, and serene music, is far from challenging convention or pushing the envelope. Conversely, his personal voice is fully realized. Time will tell whether this style finds a worldwide audience, moves away from this type of contemporary texture music, or takes the approach he has established to any more extreme measures, even softer or more forceful...[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. «Tears Transforming» (5:38)
  2. «Being There» (4:17)
  3. «Twins» (4:57)
  4. «Curtains Aside» (5:15)
  5. «Colours of Mercy» (6:09)
  6. «Sentiment» (5:35)
  7. «Kneeling Down» (5:48)
  8. «Reach Out and Touch It» (5:48)
  9. «Edges of Happiness» (3:07)
  10. «Interlude» (2:03)
  11. «Token of Tango» (4:12)
  12. «The Ground» (7:16)




  1. ^ a b c Nicholson, Stuart (2005-02-20). "Tord Gustavsen, The Ground Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Nastos, Michael G. "Tord Gustavsen The Ground Review". Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  3. ^ "ECM discography". ECM Records. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Tord Gustavsen Trio – The Ground". Retrieved 2012-12-09.