Voice Choices

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

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Grace can be provocative if it’s positioned correctly, and on the new Restored, Returned, the Norwegian pianist has a way of making the lithe lines of his trio bust nuanced moves that consistently stimulate. The addition of sax and singer help—these dreamy art tunes sculpted around Auden’s verse mess with lots of foreground/background dynamics. In Gustavsen’s hands, a whisper can be a wind storm.

Wed., March 31, 8:30 p.m., 2010

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