An Amazon Pre Order if I am correct, knowing the work as of trio, I figured maybe adding saxophone would be ok. Well my take is what expansion and new dimension to the sound of a great trio, way exceeded my expectations.
I am a fan of good trios,(piano, bass, drum is my favorite. Oscar Peterson Trio, Bill Evans Trio and Wynton Kelly are the first that come to mind. I am also a person that follows, "if it ain't broke don't mess with", and that sometimes we have to polish it up a bit, this is all of that and more. Pardon the pun, but the "The Well",takes us a little deeper into the creativity of Gustavsen as a composer, adding the sax seems to me now as evolutionary.
In my opinion this album shows both the love affair the Nordic people have for the American Jazz music and their growth as Jazz Artists and Composers.
I just love putting the big cans on and listening, a great stride for these artists, ECM, and jazz heads like me.