Coming to the legendary Montmartre club in Copenhagen
February 16-17-18 2017
In April I did a live recording with Helge Lien on piano and Gard Nilsen on drums for a series called European Jazz Legends . Here is a video from the mastering I was very flattered to be asked to be part of this. The record is called «The Rose Window» . Recorded for Intuition, Germany.
The trio with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia did a tour of UK in May and US/Canada tour en of June.
At Rochester Jazzfestival I met an old friend, John Abercrombie….
July 2 we played at Le Poisson Rouge . This is the basement of the old Village Gate in Bleecker Street NYC
Here is a link to the video of the trio concert at Le Poisson Rouge .
Review in New York City Jazz Record from the concert;
«Lets hope Donald Trump doesen´t start fixating on building a wall to keep out Norwegian Bass players».
We played some festivals in the summer and Garana in Romania was as quartet with Helge Lien on Piano.
New York Jazz Records By Tom Conrad:
The greatest set of the festival came at the right time: last. In bassist Arild Andersen’s quartet (Tommy Smith, tenor saxophone; Helge Lien, piano; Paolo Vinaccia, drums), everyone fills a role, profoundly.
I also did some concert as soloist with the Norwegian big band Denada .
Some concerts in Scotland with SNJO playing the music of Mingus.
A recording with English guitarplayer John Bailey and ended the concert season with two shows with Marcin Wasilewski ,piano and Al Foster on drums.
Happy New Year
In addition to these dates there is a concert at Ronnie Scotts Club in
London Saturday May 21 where Helge Lien will join us on piano.
April 15, 2016 I will play a concert at Güterslo Theater, Germany . This is a series of concerts they call European Jazz Legends and consists of 15 European musicians each doing a concert over a periode of 3 years.. I am very pleased to be asked to do this in a series that also include Miroslav Vitous and Henry Texier of european bassplayers.
I will perform this evening with Helge Lien on piano and Gard Nilssen on drums .
Infos at this webpage.
From a TV show in Seoul ,South Korea October 2014
Arild Andersen trio featuring Paolo Vinaccia and Tommy Smith
Oslo Jazzfestival presents
«Mingus i Aulaen»
Arild Andersen Sextet
Mathias Eick trumpet
Petter Wettre ten sax, bassclarinet
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm altsax,bassclarinet
Bugge Wesseltoft piano
Arild Andersen bass
Gard Nilssen drums
“ the sheer depth and lustre of this trio’s sound can invite you to start purring in grateful imitation.»
GUARDIAN 2014 John Fordham
«with Mira, the possibilities possess an evolved simpatico, greater attention to space and more expansive, expressive vernacular.»
ALL ABOUT JAZZ 2014 John Kelman
«It is Andersenʼs skill as a composer of ballads that provides itʼs strongest cornerstone.»
INSTRUMENTAL 2014 Michael S.Clark
“Sounding much greater than the sum of its parts, the trio establish a degree of empathy that is quite astonishing.”
JAZZ VIEWS Nick Lea
“Record of the year already in January ?”
SIDE 2 Tor Hammeø
“Smith’s saxophone, with its rich and vibrant tone, snakes smoothly around the muscular melodic bass lines of the masterful Andersen, while Vinaccia’s drumming is always just perfect for each evolving musical moment. “
JAZZCAMERA .UK John Watson
“ They sustain the more reflective atmosphere in compelling fashion. The Norwegian bass player is a master on his instrument, and his rich sonority, harmonic ingenuity and flowing improvisations lie at the heart of the trio’s intricate three-way conversation. “
SCOTSMAN Kenny Mathieson