This summer I had a new quintet at the Kongsberg Jazz Fertival. It was Markus Stockhausen on trumpet ,Tommy Smith saxophone,Marcin Wasilewski piano and Patrice Heral on drums. A really European quintet.
It was great fun and I really hope to do more concerts with this quintet. Some music from this concert will be posted here a little later.
At the Molde Festival I played a concert with Thomasz Stanko Quintet featuring Craig Taiborn piano, Chris Potter sax, and Jim Black drums . So nice to play with Thomasz again and those fantastic musicians .
Later in the week I had my own trio with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia with Carsten Dahl as guest .The tragedy that hit Norway july 22 had of cause a great impact on the last days of the festival, But they decided to continue the festival with slight changes.
I played a concert on Saturday with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra .It was very a special feeling to play that afternoon, but music usually can say more than any words and it felt right to do the concert.
The band sounded great .
This is a big project which will be released on ECM in a little while . ( A live recording from Glasgow from last october )
I am soloist with the big band with a full rythm section .The music is from the ECM cataloge and include
My Song By Keith Jarrett ,arr Geoffrey Keezer
Arild Andersen with SNJO