Review Ystad Jazzfestival

Posted on feb 21, 2014 in Blogsidebar, Concert reviews | 0 comments

Arild Andersen trio is arguably one of the best European team right now. ORKESTERJOURNALEN SVERIGE Ystad Jazz Festival august 2012 Arild Andersenʼs group is arguably one of the best European teams right now. Finally, we listen to his singing, warm double bass along with a Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and Italian drummer Paolo Vinaccia.Ilama, ilama by Tommy Smith, free after a folk song from Yemen, starts and just give the concert wanting more when Arild played «Rossetti». Arild Andersen lets each note subside completely finished with his calm and charisma. Tommy Smithʼs powerful and...

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AA Quintet in Münster

Posted on jan 7, 2014 in Blog, Blogsidebar, Concert reviews | 0 comments

We had a great evening at Theater Münster last Sunday (06/01/14) with the Quintet. Fantastic venue and audience. Münsersche Zeitung Erster unter Gleichen Mit dem Auftritt des norwegischen Bassisten Arild Andersen und seiner Band öffnet sich das Klangspektrum auf Superbreitwandformat. Andersen eröffnet das Set mit lang gezogenen, kräftigen Basslinien, die imaginäre weiträumige Fjord- und Tundra-Landschaften zu beschallen scheinen. Selbst als seine Mitspieler einsteigen, gibt Andersen kein Dezibel nach. Trompete (Tore Johansen, Norwegen), Saxofon (Tommy Smith, Schottland) und Piano (Marcin...

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Church Concert Review ( Norwegian only )

Posted on jan 2, 2014 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

  Det var ikke bare en konsert. Det var et streif av stor høytid Det var høytidsstemning i domkirka i går – selv om det bare ble spilt en eneste julesang. Hvis det var julebord og løs snipp Bodø Rhythm Group arrangerte på Sinus sist onsdag, så bød de på andakt og klump i halsen da de inviterte inn i Bodø domkirke seint fredag kveld sammen med Bodø Domkor og Arild Andersen. Det er selvfølgelig lett å tenke på livet og de store mysterier når taket er skyhøyt og man sitter på en hard trebenk under krusifiks og store glassmalerier, men på fredag var det først og fremst menneskene som...

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CHURCH CONCERT DES.20 2013

Posted on jan 2, 2014 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

This was the last concert 2013.  Night Jazz Concert at Bodø Domkirke with Bodø Domkor  and Bodø Rythm Group. See Review (...

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London Jazzfestival AA Quintet

Posted on des 15, 2013 in Blog, Blogsidebar, Concert reviews | 0 comments

The Quintet played at Queen Elisabeth Hall on Saturday November 16. Tommy Smith , Sax. Matthiew Michel ,Trumpet. Marcin Wasilewski, Piano . Patrice Heral ,drums and Arild Andersen ,bass Here are some reviews from the concert. The Arts Desk had this concert as the only one rated 5* from the whole festival THE ARTS DESK London Jazzfestival 2013          READ MORE Matthew Wright ARILD ANDERSEN QUINTET                       ARILD ANDESEN QUINTET . LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL     READ MORE          Arild Andersen Quintet: pan-European jazz stars | That’s How The Light Gets In In the previous post...

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The Trio in Stirling November 2013

Posted on des 6, 2013 in Concert reviews, News | 0 comments

Where The Wild Things Are – The Arild Andersen Trio live at Stirling Tolbooth AA Trio Stirling Nov 2013 .Read More   Jazz can be an intimidating environment for the uninitiated. Strange unfamiliar shapes tend to leap out at you from unexpected places, pull your hair and then disappear from whence they came. Certainly, they are mysterious and powerful, but they mean you no harm. The Arild Andersen Trio featuring Paolo Vinaccia (drums) and Tommy Smith (saxophone and Japanese flute) seemed mild-mannered enough, but it soon transpired that they have a touch of the wildness about them too. The...

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Trio In Edinburgh

Posted on nov 29, 2013 in Concert reviews | 1 comment

Jazz review: Andersen, Smith, Vinaccia, Edinburgh   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.   Andersen, Smith, Vinaccia – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh * * * * Norwegian bass maestro Arild Andersen, our own Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia, an Italian drummer long resident in Norway, have been playing together in this setting for years now, seeded by a collaboration between Andersen and Smith at the Islay Jazz Festival in 2005,...

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Arild Andersen Quintet Oslo Jazz Festival

Posted on aug 29, 2012 in Blogsidebar, Concert reviews, News | 0 comments

      GREAT EVENING WITH A GREAT BAND Arild Andersen’s International Quintet debut was with his current crew at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival last summer, when the Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski replaced Danish Carsten Dahl in about the time it takes to pack a bag and get from Warsaw to Kongsberg in the quickest manner. Now he is in the band, along with Andersen’s three partners for many years, the Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith, the German trumpeter Markus Stockhausen and the French drummer Patrice Héral.Saturday night the band ended the Oslo Jazz Festival in front of a packed...

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Ystad Jazzfestival Orkesterjournalen Sweedwn

Posted on aug 29, 2012 in Blog, Concert reviews | 0 comments

Ystad Jazz Festival august 2012 Arild Andersen’s group is arguably one of the best European teams right now. Finally, we listen to his singing, warm double bass along with a Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and Italian drummer Paolo Vinaccia.Ilama, ilama by Tommy Smith, free after a folk song from Yemen, starts and just give the concert wanting more when Arild played «Rossetti». Arild Andersen lets each note subside completely finished with his calm and charisma. Tommy Smith’s powerful and exciting tenor saxophone has a minimalist expression, and can sound hysterical,...

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Canal Street Festival , Arendal Norway July 2012

Posted on aug 29, 2012 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

  UNFORGETTABLE ARILD ANDERSEN Anyone who has experienced a wide grinning Arild Andersen bass bent over in interaction with the world’s leading jazz musicians never forget it. That describes Arild Andersen and that he experienced Friday in backyard on Canal Street. There was no doubt that this was a game, an exstremely well playing game, who commanded the jazz that came almost by itself. The audience got what they came for one of the best jazz musicians who gave of themselves. The interaction with the other two, Tommy Smith (1967) and Paolo Vinaccia (1954) were as expected in the top....

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Vossajazz

Posted on apr 2, 2012 in Blog, Blogsidebar, Concert reviews | 0 comments

The trio   Carsten Dahl,Arild Andersen,Jon Christensen opened the festival on Friday March 30  . The audience really loved it and here is a 6 star review ….only in Norwegian, sorry.         Trio-topp på Vossa Jazz VOSSA JAZZ Artist: Carsten Dahl/Arild Andersen/Jon Christensen Hvor: Vossasalen, Park Hotel, Voss Tilskuere: 630  FOTO: TERJE MOSNES KONSERT: VOSS (Dagbladet): Innledningsvis holdt festivalsjef Trude Storheim en kort, verdig minnetale om sambygdingen Ivar Kvåle, mannen bak neverlurhymnen som alltid åpner festivalen. Deretter framførte forfatter-for-anledningen-festivalåpner...

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The Trio : 6 star Review from Tønsberg ( Norwegian Only)

Posted on feb 14, 2012 in Blog, Blogsidebar, Concert reviews | 0 comments

A unik concert . A rare musical experience. 6/6...

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Arendal Nov 10, 2011

Posted on nov 25, 2011 in Blog, Blogsidebar, Concert reviews | 0 comments

A great review from a Concert in  Arendal Nov 10 2011 . In Norwegian only . See some photos in Photo Gallery                            ...

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Arild Andersen Quintet Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2011

Posted on jul 11, 2011 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

AA på blå resept Alle som sliter enten det er fysisk eller psykisk kan ha svært godt av en konsert med Arild Andersen.  Tor Hammerø PUBLISERT 10.07.11 10:33 KONGSBERG (SIDE2):Det kommer egentlig ikke som noen overraskelse, men det er like hyggelig å slå det fast nok en gang: En konsert med kongerikets store bassist Arild Andersen er alltid en opplevelse som utstråler varme, strålende musikk og ofte konstellasjoner vi aldri har hørt før. Slik var det definitivt på avslutningsdagen av årets festival på Kongsberg også. Internasjonalt band
Andersen, som er en de fire store i norsk jazz fra...

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Reviews from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 2011

Posted on jun 26, 2011 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

Killing Pain, Not Time: Arild Andersen Trio Live Report I find it difficult to begin any review about Arild Andersen without billing him simply as a “Norwegian bassist.” Succinct though the term may be, it hardly hints at the far reach of his fingertips, bow, and musical vision. A packed house felt some of that reach in the distance he’d so graciously traveled to bring his latest outfit to this year’s Rochester Jazz Fest as part of its “Nordic Jazz Now” series. While the cover of the Fest’s concert guide sported a collage of big names, headlined by Elvis Costello, Natalie Cole, k.d. lang and...

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Review: Tokyo Jazz 2010 (Asahi)

Posted on sep 8, 2010 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

Masahiko YUH, one of the most experienced music critics in Japan, refers to Arild Andersen Trio and Joshua Redman’s trio as the best two among all the performances played in Tokyo Jazz 2010 in his article in the most influential newspaper...

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Gary Burton , Tommy Smith,Arild Andersen, Alex Riel Molde 2010

Posted on jul 21, 2010 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

Glitrende mestermøte Burton/Smith/Andersen/Riel i forrykende kvartettkonsert på Moldejazz. Mosnes Dagbladet

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Andersen/Smith/Vinaccia Nordlysfestival Februar 2010

Posted on feb 2, 2010 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

Arild Andersen og skotske Tommy Smith imponerte absolutt alle i salen med sine jazzlåter med et to timer langt musikalsk festfyrverkeri. Nordlys Yngve Nilsen

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Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2009

Posted on jul 15, 2009 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

En allerede brennhet Kongsberg kino nådde kokepunktet da Arild Andersen leverte Kongsberg- festivalens høydepunkt. Sammen med den skotske tenorsaksofonisten Tommy Smith og vår egen – etter å ha bodd her i mange tiår, har vi lov å si det – Paolo Vinaccia på trommer, utstråler Andersen en spilleglede og livsbejaenhet som alle har noe å lære av. Den danske mesterpianist Carsten Dahl, som Andersen har samarbeida mye med tidligere i en annen trio, passet perfekt inn i settingen og ga bandet nok en dimensjon.  Arild Andersen trio featuring Carsten Dahl Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2009 «En konsert...

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Edinburgh «The Lot» 2008

Posted on aug 10, 2008 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

Andersen.Smith.Vinaccia, The Lot, Edinburgh Familiar though they are with this material, there’s a real sense of enjoyment and of creating it anew every time. Smith’s Prelude to a Kiss, with its questing intro and soulful, downward slides, was a gorgeous re-reading of Ellington’s melody and the encore of Andersen’s beautifully gliding, ethereal Dreamhorse would, alone, make the final dates of this Scottish Arts Council Tune-up tour in Glasgow and Lanark this weekend unmissable. Rob Adams «The Herald» Edinburgh The...

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Review: Moldejazz 2005

Posted on jul 27, 2005 in Concert reviews | 0 comments

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