About the artist
Tord Gustavsen’s new collaboration introduces the entrancing German-Afghan vocalist Simin Tander, and builds upon the subtle understanding of his long musical association with drummer Jarle Vespestad. Within the trio, Tander rises to the challenge of being “both a soloistic interpreter of melody and an ensemble member, singing accompanying motifs, and contributing to improvisations in which the three of us are equals in terms of sharing ideas,“ says Gustavsen. “She has a unique way of improvising, finding sounds that really work, staying with them, developing them very gradually. She has a discipline that really appeals to me and to Jarle.” The combination of the intimacy of her voice, with Gustaven’s melodically inventive piano and discreet electronics, and Vespestad’s patient, textural touch has considerable emotional persuasiveness.
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