Solo, playing classical and 12 string guitars as if he were eight-handed — with a version of Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat and a Scott LaFaro in amongst the originals.
‘The ghosts of Armstrong and Handy smile down as Trovesi’s octet roars through a programme that cross-references the spirit of New Orleans with Italian popular song and European classical music.’
The Weather Report bassist brilliantly driving a core group including a bandoneon, three saxes, two drummers and Randy Brecker through and around swells of orchestra and choir. Ambitious and original.
With Steve Swallow, electric bass; Jack DeJohnette drums; Sue Evans, percussion.
Revisiting Forest Flower, and having a go at Burt Bacharach and Billy Strayhorn, amongst others — with John Abercrombie, Dave Holland and Billy Higgins.
The violinist acclaimed for his work with Wong Kar-wai and Robert Wilson — here with a quartet including Terje Rypdal.
With John Abercrombie, John Taylor, Dave Holland, Pete Erskine.
‘Elegant saxophone and the strongly-contrasting guitars of Parricelli and Aarset are lifted up by the rhythmic drive of Arild Andersen’s muscular bass and the crisp, dynamic tabla of Kuljit Bhamra.’
Septet settings for his Magnetic North Orchestra: textured, melodic and alert in the great tradition of the Duke and Gil Evans. The title is the Greek word for blue.
‘Intimate conversations evolve spontaneously from the sextet, goaded by sparse piano, free-associating acoustic bass, and tasteful splashes of percussion… candidly expressive trumpet’ (Wired).
The Argentinean bandoneon giant with German cellist Anja Lechner (from the Rosamunde Quartet). Crafted, free chamber music with inspirational roots in South American tradition — this is fab.
With Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins (and kicking off with a Lonely Woman).
Concentrated nuggets and shards — two dozen — by an ensemble of jazz, classical and Norwegian-folk musicians, led by the pianist-composer.
The title — ‘coming together’ in Sanskrit, sometimes ‘the meeting-point of three rivers’ — alludes to the mixture here of jazz, contemporary composition and diverse world folk traditions.
A live recording with guitarist Terje Rypdal revisiting his If Mountains Could Sing and Skywards, and the pianist’s Water Stories and The Sea — throwing in a snatch of Grieg, and new material.
Eighteen concise duets devised for jazz guitarist (improvising and freely interpreting) and classical pianist (following the score) — here Bjarne Roupe and Per Salo.
On guitars, live-sampling and manipulation, with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, and two drummers — Tom Rainey and Matt Chamberlain.
With bassist Mats Eilertsen and saxophonist Tore Brunborg — and introducing the seductive, bluesy voice of Kristin Asbjornsen on Tord’s settings of the poetry of W.H. Auden.
Mick Goodrick guitar, Pat Metheny guitars, Steve Swallow bass guitar, Bob Moses percussion, Eberhard Weber bass.
Piano and synth — with Kenny Wheeler on flugelhorn, Jon Christensen drums, Brynjar Hoff oboe and English horn.