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February 4 , 2005

TORD ROCKS NORWAY’S POP CHARTS

In its first week of release, “The Ground” , the brand new album by the Tord Gustavsen Trio has rocketed into the Norwegian pop charts at Number 4! This is the highest entry ever for a jazz album in Norway, and is generally regarded as a sensation in the Far North. Gustavsen and cohorts thus find themselves sitting two places above “Robbie Williams’ Greatest Hits”, ten places above “The Best of Def Leppard”, and thirteen places above the new U2 album. The group has also been playing on Breakfast TV, a surrealistic novelty for nightbird jazz musicians. The trio, featuring Tord Gustavsen (piano), Harald Johnsen (double-bass), and Jarle Vespestaad (drums), also has plenty of roadwork lined up for 2005, with concerts in Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the USA. Details are given on the Tour pages.