Rewiew Opportunities to hear major international jazz artists outside of a festival context have become rather rare in Scotland, which made this week’s visits from this stellar European trio all the more welcome.
Where The Wild Things Are – The Arild Andersen Trio live at Stirling Tolbooth
The upright bass is something of a beast itself but it is safe enough in the firm grasp of Andersen’s strong grip. Nevertheless, the ECM veteran chose to open first with a tender touch, as if to placate the instrument and reassure the audience of the group’s intentions. Reperate began with a slow-bow cetaceous song played over a self-sampled loop. I once heard the naturalist Gerald Durrell describe the humpback whale as “An Underwater Cathedral”. I don’t think he was much into jazz, but I think he would have been fascinated to hear his description paraphrased by Arild Andersen.
«Science» Played by Arild Andersen trio . Cosmopolite ,Oslo November 25 ,2012
This is a live recording from Oslo November 2012 . The song «Blussy» was also recorded for our new trio CD for ECM.
By Arild Andersen recorded August 18, 2012 at Oslo jazzfestival. Tommy Smith ,Markus Stockhausen,Marcin Wasilewski, Arild Andersen,Patrice Heral
Mira By Arild Andersen recorded November 2012 with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia