I've been listening to artists on ECM for many years and occasionally, just occasionally, I'll come up on something that makes me sit up and take notice. Pat Metheny, Eberhard Weber, Jan Garbarek, Arve Henriksen immediately spring to mind, but not that many piano/ bass/ drums trios. It's a very well trodden path for musicians, and that could be why I was reluctant to give him a listen before. Well, that's been my loss and I'm going to get hold of more asap.
The style doesn't get into the oh-so-quite-you-wonder-if-they've-all-gone-home variety, and you won't find yourself waiting with baited breath for the next tinkling cymbal to appear, but it's definitely a relaxing, thoughtful, rewarding and strangely uplifing experience. I don't know whether it's a good thing to say or not, but Tord's playing style occasionally called to mind the relaxed bluesy style of Norah Jones - I'm not saying this album is like any of her albums, just talking about the playing style! - (and actually she's a fine piano player).
The playing of the trio is so sympathetically connected, - this is not a pianist with drums/ bass support album - and one piece, "Where Breathing Starts", has a bass solo that grows and develops into what must surely be one of the most emotional double bass solos ever committed to whatever cds are made out of these days.