It is surprising that Czech composer Frantisek Ignaz Antonin Tuma (1704-74) should be remembered today for his instrumental music, given that it forms such a small part of his catalog of 224 works. […] Tuma's music is in late baroque style, and like his countryman and older contemporary, Jan Dismas Zelenka, he employs bold chromaticism in both homophonic and polyphonic passages. Tuma was a composition student of Johann Joseph Fux, the supreme law giver of contrapuntal writing in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and, naturally, his influence can be discerned in Tuma's fugal writing. (Michael Carter, American Record Guide, March 01, 2000.)
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This release signals in the then 33-year old, Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen's debut outing for the ECM Records label. His fellow compatriots, bassist Harald Johnsen and drummer Jarle Vespestad, round out this jazz piano trio offering. Fundamentally speaking, the group seemingly works its palate into that classic "ECM Records" aesthetic, comprising echo-laden sonic characteristics and a chamber-esque vibe.