EFG London Jazz Festival Tickets
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Malimo from The gala opinning I went with a friend to meet friends. Very well organized. Easy to collect our tickets. Fun to be their so many things to do.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by rimshottbob from A misguided blend of pseudo-jazz and Eurovision. I went to see Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen with German-Afghan singer Simin Tander and drummer Jarle Vespestad. I am a big fan of Gustavsen's trio records of the early 2000s. While of course, every artist has to progress their sound as they develop, unfortunately, Tord has taken a turn towards pretentiousness and Eurozone pop that I could not stand. Tord chorded away behind Tander's controlled but somehow irritating vocals, while Vespestad, with no bass to create an anchor with, clattered away needlessly on the drums, usually only getting in the way of the melodies and adding nothing of real note. All of these three are fine musicians, but for me, the sense of 'highbrow Eurovision Song Contest' would not leave me. I left after 50 minutes, having enjoyed only 4 or 5 of them. I noted, as I left, that several others had too. A shame, but Tord Gustavsen has for me tipped over the edge into the pretentious new age world music that so often plagues ECM artists.
Date published: 2016-11-14