Andersen is a bold soloist with a big tone and an even bigger vision. He indulges in a wide range of expression in this adventurous outing that organically incorporates free jazz, Scandinavian folkoric music, ambient soundscapes, chamber music, frantic freebop, live electronics and even a touch of Ellingtonia.
More than forty years ago, Norwegian bassist, Arild Andersen joined saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the late Finnish drummer Edward Vesala to record the groundbreaking Triptykon (ECM 1972), one of these musicians’ most energized work. It’s a happy coincidence that the new millennium has seen both Garbarek and Andersen—ECM artists, both—create what may be their individual masterpieces
Review at www.allaboutjazz.com
«Trio i toppslag. Klubbjobb for evigheten.»
Review Dagbladet, Terje Mosnes
» This is nothing short of a masterclass»
Review Jazzwise London
A knockout ECM release
Rewiew BBC Music Magazine, Roger Thomas
With enough form to lend cohesive shape to the entire set and plenty of freedom to allow Andersen, Smith and Vinaccia to take the music where they will, Live at Belleville is Andersen’s most exciting release to date. Even more, balanced with its lyrical and, at times, near- orchestral tendencies, it’s the best disc of Andersen’s long and varied career.
John Kelman All About Jazz
That the music is so consistently intelligent and passionate is a tribute to all three members of the trio
All About Jazz Best of 2008
Bel disco all’insegna del jazz di qualità, con qualche limite a livello di ricerca e innovazione, ma suonato splendidamente con libertà, disinvoltura e forte personalità.
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