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 exciting tenor saxophone has a minimalist expression, and can sound hysterical, messy and then well fit into Arilds ton coils. The Dream Horse get Smith the opportunity to show just the opposite. Lyrical and dreamy he initiates with his flute, which he should pick up more than once.No jazz festival without Alfie, and here it is in Andersenʼs fine vintage, giving the concert change of pace and dynamics. Paolo Vinaccias drumming synchronized well with the other members of the group sound. Everything fits like a glove – the trio has toured for years with these pieces of music. This is very evocative music that renews jazz and creates curiosity. Lasse...

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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 Wasilewski, Polen) müssen sich gefallen lassen, dass der Kontrabass hier Primus inter Pares ist und nicht mehr nur Bestandteil der Rhythmussektion mit Patrice Héral (Frankreich) am Schlagzeug. Emanzipiert und modern Nur wenige Bassisten haben sich in Jazzbands so deutlich emanzipiert wie Altmeister Andersen. Und nur wenige wie er sind so emanzipiert, dass sie sich technischen und musikalischen Extravaganzen gegenüber dermaßen aufgeschlossen zeigen: angefangen von Loops bis hin zum Sprechgesang und Beatboxing seines Schlagzeugers. Der absolute Höhepunkt bei den Vereinten Nationen. Westfählische Nachrichten 06.01.14: Mehr Elektronik, noch viel mehr Wumms: Die alte Schule zelebriert das Quintett des norwegischen Bassisten Arild Andersen. Die beeindruckend lang zusammenspielende Combo taucht tief ein in den elektrischen Jazz der 1970er Jahre, holt allerdings keine verstaubten Oldies aus der Kiste, sondern zelebriert ihre sehr erfrischende, ansteckende und kraftvolle Musik. Andersen bleibt mit einer durchdringenden Bass-Kulisse unüberhörbar Chef im Ring, verarbeitet seine Loops zu zauberhaften Soli. Seinen Kollegen lässt er ebenso viel Raum zum Brillieren. Pianist Martin Wasilewski passt überraschend gut in das Konzept, droht aber stellenweise unterzugehen. Mit prägnanten Bop-Elementen unterstreichen Tommy Smith (Saxofon) und Tore Johansen (Trompete) die treibende Dynamik der Kompositionen. Da ist die indische Vokalakrobatik von Drummer Patrice Héral nur der i-Punkt für ein grandioses Finale von Jazz In­between....

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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 skapte bevegelser i sjelslivet. Og det begynte med en gang vi kom inn i kirkerommet. Det er ikke så ofte vi er så mange sammen. Det er i hvert fall ikke ofte vi er så mange og så stille sammen. Og det er like før jul, og det er alltid travelt og alltid for mye og aldri stopp. Men her satt vi; et halvt tusen mennesker i samme rom, for å lytte til en av adventstidens store begivenheter i Bodø: Nattjazzen. Hvert år knytter nemlig Bodø Domkor til seg en av landets mer markerte jazzmusikere for å lage en stor konsert, og i år var det Arild Andersen. Det er litt gåsehud bare det. Og enda mer gåsehud ble det når hele det svartkledde koret entret podiet, og Bodø Rhythm Group kom inn, og der var jammen han også; Arild Andersen. En av landets mest besnærende bassister. En mann som evner å lage direktelinje mellom instrumentet sitt og publikum. Det går egentlig ikke an å beskrive musikk som virker. Alle ord blir tafatte forsøk på å bruke språket til noe språket ikke råder over. Tonene fra kontrabassen til Andersen sniker seg forbi senter for verbal formulering, og treffer rett i kroppen. Og når han blander de tonene med Tore Johansens trompet, Finn Slettens tryllerier på trommesettet og stor korsang, ja så blir det små avtrykk på sanseapparatet. Musikken virker inn på hjertefrekvensen og smilet, endorfinproduksjonen og noen plutselige tårer i øyekroken. Det er egentlig sånn man kan måle om kunst er bra eller ikke. Du merker det i kroppen. Det ble mange sånne merker fredag kveld. Andersens komposisjon ”Electra Suite” er en del av et fantastisk verk, spesiallaget for Olympiaden i Athen i 2004. Vi fikk smake dette utdraget, og satt igjen med en intens trang til å høre resten. Men det var ikke alt som skapte like store utslag på kroppens barometer. Lars Saabye Christensens tekster ble noe kantete i munnen på koret. Poesien forsvant i den nesten liturgiske rammen de ble puttet inn i, og koret klarte heller ikke å forløse de klimaksene som musikken her bygget opp til. Sånn sett var det nettopp det non-verbale eller det fremmedspråklige som fungerte best. Det som sniker seg forbi hodets trang til å tolke. Electra Suite framføres på gammelgresk. Det er det ikke mange som kan avkode. Og kveldens avslutning: ”Det kimer nå til julefest” var en ordløs beretning for kor og kontrabass. En beretning som ga begrepet julestemning et nytt innhold. Jeg skulle gjerne hørt den en gang til.   Anki Gerhardsen Bodø 20 desember...

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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 I wrote of going along to the Southbank Centre to hear Arild Andersen’s star-studded Quintet perform at one of the opening events of this year’s London Jazz Festival and being blown away by the opening act –  Reisjeger/Fraanje/Sylla.  At the interval we turned to each other and said, ‘Arild Andersen’s going to have to be damn good to top that’. Well he was – the genial Andersen led his relatively new, pan-European quintet through a superb set of his own compositions  from ECM albums like Electra, Hyperborean and Sagn, plus some new material from the Quintet’s forthcoming first album (copies of which were exclusively on sale in the foyer).    READ...

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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 upright bass is something of a beast itself but it is safe enough in the firm grasp of Andersen’s strong grip. Nevertheless, the ECM veteran chose to open first with a tender touch, as if to placate the instrument and reassure the audience of the group’s intentions. Reperate began with a slow-bow cetaceous song played over a self-sampled loop. I once heard the naturalist Gerald Durrell describe the humpback whale as “An Underwater Cathedral”. I don’t think he was much into jazz, but I think he would have been fascinated to hear his description paraphrased by Arild Andersen.    ...

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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, and have continued to refine their beguiling interplay from an already rarified starting point. Their current concerts were intended to support the release of their second recording from ECM, originally due in October but now delayed until January. Material from the record made up a large part of the set-list, including the gorgeous title track, Miro, which Andersen prefaced with a solo introduction based on Paul Simon’s Jonah. He draws a gloriously rich sonority from his double bass, and his flowing improvisations are equally rich in invention. Smith matched the leader in both sonority and ideas, while Vinaccia’s constantly probing drumming completed what is very much a three-way musical discussion. Andersen joked that the new album is mostly ballads and might be a suitable Christmas gift for our aunts (they had advance copies for sale), but in fact most of the music they played was distinctly meaty and forceful, with strong melodies propelled on a wave of propulsive rhythmic energy. Kenny Mathieson...

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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 national jazz scene, Victoria. High-level It was a quality conclusion in the style of Tony Bennett, the festival’s opening act: high-level music-making that in spite of the unimpeachable authority seems effortless, playful and at times lit up by the initial glee and pure joy of playing. Without comparison, in general, Tony Bennett and Arild Andersen carry several common qualities, most strikingly the ability to maintain the inherent melodic qualities of their instruments for a life-long process that will never get in the way of the music.In that sense, Andersen – proudly presented his brand new bass with an awesome lion head – among his like-minded musicians Saturday evening. Lush Neither Wasilewski is a man of large, shade-throwing gestures as he takes the music out of the soft tone their density, and Stockhausen, with and without electronics and mute, played vigorously and less academic than I can remember having heard him. His soli was a great listening pleasure, and the same can be said of Smith’s expressive explosiveness, controlled with tastefulness and sense of dynamic whole. When Héral confirmed that he is an immensely charming virtuoso of a drummer / percussionist / abrupt humorist, it would only be a great concert of it, with, inter alia, «Lucia,» «Saturday» and «The Fox» as old friends, plus compositions (presumably Andersen?) who, at least to my ears were new. Among them were «Rosetti», named after a place in the old town of Nice and began solo by Andersen with one of the minuet from Bach’s first cello suite. As appropriate to a band that embraces so much of Europe and European music in its essentially American-founded expression. Terje Mosnes...

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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, messy and then well fit into Arilds ton coils. The Dream Horse get Smith the opportunity to show just the opposite. Lyrical and dreamy he initiates with his flute, which he should pick up more than once.No jazz festival without Alfie, and here it is in Andersen’s fine vintage, giving the concert change of pace and dynamics. Paolo Vinaccias drumming synchronized well with the other members of the group sound. Everything fits like a glove – the trio has toured for years with these pieces of music. This is very evocative music that renews jazz and creates curiosity. Lasse...

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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. These three gentlemen have been playing a lot and it is clear to both make and hear. A concert in the backyard provides an intimate experience that musicians understand and utilize. There was plenty of contact between musicians and audience, and it was really a special concert. Rarely have backyard sounded so jazzy and compelling, more pleasing sound you have to look long for.  ...

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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 Ragnar Hovland, også kjent som «Dr. Jazz», en sedvanlig underfundig og morsom-absurd tekst om hvordan gud, med mild motstand fra St. Peter og fortumlet assistanse fra Buddy Bolden, skapte både jazzen og Vossa Jazz. Endelig sørget trioen Carsten Dahl (piano), Arild Andersen (kontrabass) og Jon Christensen (trommer) for en herlig musikalsk start på festivalen med en konsert som rommet det meste innenfor en raus forståelse av begrepet «moderne jazz». RAMMEN(E) for konserten var hentet fra trioens ferske album «Space is the Place» (terningkast 6 her i avisa denne uka), og de tre musikerne fylte dem ikke mindre vitalt, lekent og dynamisk på scenen enn i studio. Annerledes, ja vel, med flere partier av fri improvisasjon og noen færre rene melodiske forløp — denne gang oftere med Andersens store basstone som melodiforteller – men uansett hvor nært eller fjernt fra akkordskjemaene denne trioen måtte befinne seg, kommer det interessant og forfriskende musikk ut av det. DET gjelder hva enn Dahl måtte plassere oppå flygelstrengene i sin personlige preparering av lyden, hvordan enn Christensen måtte trekke klanger og rytmiske markører ut av trommesettet og hvordan enn Andersen måtte prege helheten med alt fra pastorvennlig mildhet til tonemitraljøsekaskader. Tenk deg tre tannhjul der alt — størrelse, antall tenner, fasong og tempo – synes å være ulikt, men som likevel på besynderlig vis passer perfekt sammen og inngår i et knirkefritt samarbeid: Sånn fortoner trioen Dahl/Andersen/Christensen seg i disse...

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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 60-tallet (Christensen, Garbarek og Rypdal er de andre), hadde fått i oppdrag å sette sammen et band bestående av musikanter han hadde spilt med i forskjellige settinger, men som aldri hadde spilt sammen som ett band. Det førte til et meget internasjonalt band med Patrice Heral fra Frankrike på trommer, Tommy Smith fra Skotland på sopran- og tenorsaksofon og fløyte, Markus Stockhausen fra Tyskland på trompet, flügelhorn og elektronikk og Marcin Wasilewski fra Polen på piano. Sistnevnte, i mine ører en av Europas aller beste pianister, steppa inn på svært kort varsel for danske Carsten Dahl som måtte melde sjukdomsforfall.   Andersen hadde henta musikken fra store deler av sin “moderne” karriere fra Masqualero via “Arv/Sagn”-perioden og fram til i dag. Den eneste låta han ikke hadde skrevet sjøl var sjølveste “Masqualero” ført i pennen av Wayne Shorter – låta som var utgangspunktet for det legendariske bandet med Jon Balke, Tore Brunborg, Jon Christensen og Nils Petter Molvær. Høy standard
Bandet vi fikk møte på Kongsberg bør ha det meste i seg for å få ei stor framtid – hvis Andersen orker all logistikken og jobben med å holde det på veien. Både som blodferskt ensemble, med kun en øvelse bak seg, og sjølsagt solistisk var det gjennomført skyhøy standard fra start til mål. Wasilewskis økonomiske, særdeles melodiske bidrag, Herals utrolige solo inkludert beatboxing, loopbruk og indisk sang (!), Smith og Stockhausens usedvanlig personlige og empatiske bidrag og ikke minst Andersens unike varme og personlige tone som han har skjemt oss bort med i mange tiår, gjennomsyra konserten....

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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 the like (ECM mainstay Bill Frisell could be found lurking among them), Andersen’s visage was nowhere to be found. Thankfully, this did nothing to deter an appreciative crowd from basking his warmth. Read the rest of this review at ecmreviews.com Ron Netsky, The City Bassist Arild Andersen’s trio, in the Scandinavian series at the Lutheran Church, had an entirely different approach, using bass, saxophone, and drums to create evocative aural soundscapes. One way they did this was to take unusual approaches to their instruments. Andersen demonstrated his considerable skill at traditional jazz bass, plucking the strings, but some of his most unusual sounds were created by bowing unconventionally and, at one point, by looping and layering his sounds electronically. Saxophonist Tommy Smith, who was capable of gorgeous melodies and late-Coltrane abstractions in the same line, aimed mostly to the upper register to contrast nicely with Andersen’s bass. And drummer Paolo Vinaccia was the most subtle percussionist I’ve heard at the festival in its 10 years. He used mallets and brushes — even whiskbrooms! — but never picked up a drum stick. Greg Bell First trio down, I headed over to the Nordic Jazz Now series at the Reformation Lutheran Church for the Arild Anderson Trio. With Tommy Smith on saxophone counterpointing Anderson’s inventive bass playing—adding electronic effects and bowing in creating the soundscapes. Drummer Paolo Vinaccia was an amazing and also inventive percussionist, never once using drum sticks, but creating his own sounds with mallets and brushes (and as Ron Netsky pointed out in City, what appeared to be small hand brooms (I was in the balcony, so couldn’t see them well enough to be sure). These three artists were each amazing musicians and Arildsen’s music was...

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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 for festivalhistorien»  Dagbladet  «Dette ble en konsert det vil bli snakket om lenge, lenge i Kongsberg-historien. Terningkast? Nei, vi driver selvfølgelig ikke med slike forenklende og fordummende ting i Jazznytt. Men denne gangen skulle jeg ønske vi gjorde. Dette var ikke bare 6. Dette var fullt hus, Yatzy, og fire like. Alt på en gang!» Jazznytt Johan Hauknes Dagbladet , Terje Mosnes  Året 2009 beste konsert . Arild Andersen trio med Carsten Dahl    ...

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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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