The quintet started out as an idea to connect the musicians I have been working with the last 10 years .
It comes from three trios.
Carsten Dahl, Patrice Heral, Arild Andersen
Markus Stockhausen,Patrice Heral, Arild Andersen
Arild Andersen,Tommy Smith, Paolo Vinaccia
Patrice has also subbed for Paolo in my trio several times.
This is all some of my favorite musicians and from this I wanted to
form a New Quintet
Marcin Wasilewski , who I worked with this winter came in on piano.
I did not work with a Jazz Quintet like this since my band “ Masqualero” 1982-92
The quintet started with a concert at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2011
The quintet is now
Arild Andersen Norway, Bass
Patrice Heral France, Drums
Marcin Wasilewski Poland, piano
Tommy Smith Scotland,saxophone
Markus Stockhausen Germany, trumpet
These are all very busy musicians so there will be some alterations now and then.
The music we play is my compositions picked from recordings like » Electra» , «Hyperborean» , » Sagn » , » Aero», » The Triangle» and new material will be added as we go.