The Rose Window

Posted on des 22, 2016 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Arild Andersen Bass  . Helge Lien Piano  . Gard Nilsen drums Recorded Live April15 , 2016 at Theater Gütersloh,Germany . Part of a series called European Legends Rose Window Science The Day Outhouse Hyperborean Dreamhorse Interview with Arild...

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MIRA

Posted on jan 3, 2014 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

    Arild Andersen Paolo Vinaccia Tommy Smith MiraArild Andersen double bass, electronics Paolo Vinaccia drums Tommy Smith tenor saxophone, shakuhachi Bygone Blussy Alfie Rossetti Reparate Raijin Le Saleya Kangiten Mira Eight and More Stevtone Recorded December 2012 ECM 2307 Background After the eruptive excitement of their Live At Belleville album, which was widely praised around the world (and secured for leader Arild Andersen the Prix du Musicien Européen 2008 from the Academie du Jazz in France), the trio now delivers a studio album. In Oslo’s Rainbow, bassist Andersen, tenorist Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia rechanneled their music’s energies into a programme of soulful ballads and mid-tempo free-floating sound explorations. The pairing of Anderson’s muscular bass and Smith’s vaulting tenor is exceptionally compelling (as the recent “Celebration” album also confirmed). Most of the tunes on “Mira” are from Arild’s pen, though his cohorts also contribute material, and there is an unexpected interpretation of Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie”, beautifully played by Tommy Smith here. ECMPlayer Release Date: January 17th,...

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CELEBRATION

Posted on mai 28, 2012 in Discography, Leader, News | 0 comments

My new cd for ECM is now released .  Live recorded in Glasgow October 2010  Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith Buy...

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A tribute to the music of ECM

Posted on mai 28, 2012 in Discography, Leader, News | 3 comments

CELEBRATION ARILD ANDERSEN SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA directed by Tommy Smith  MAY DANCE 6:21 Dave Holland arranged by Christian Jacob MOLDE CANTICLE [part 1] 8:50 Jan Garbarek arranged by Tommy Smith CRYSTAL SILENCE 10:07 Chick Corea arranged by Makoto Ozone ULRIKAS DANS 11:15 Trygve Seim arranged by Trygve Seim & Øyvind Brække INDEPENDENCY IV 17:00 Arild Andersen arranged by Mike Gibbs MY SONG 7:51 Keith Jarrett arranged by Geoffrey Keezer Recorded 16th October 2010   Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Recorded by Mark McKellen.   Mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug  24th September 2011 Produced by Manfred Eicher Buy  CD    ECM The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra...

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Blackbird Bye Bye

Posted on feb 14, 2012 in Sideman | 2 comments

Jan Erik Vold  Bill Frisell Arild Andersen Jan Erik Vold 3 BLACKBIRD BYE BYE Arild Andersen Bill Frisell POETRY  by  Wallace  Stevens Kongsberg JAZZ Festival 2010   1   Jordnær anekdote / Earthy Anecdote ARILD ANDERSEN: EARTH LOOP 2   Svart dominans, Snømannen, En magnifikos metaforer, Utsøkt nomade / Domination of Black, The Snow Man, Metaphors of a Magnifico, Nomad Exquisite ARILD ANDERSEN: HYPERBOREAN 3   Tretten måter å se svarttrosten på / Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Birdbird RAY HENDERSEN: BYE BYE BLACKBIRD 4   Seks ladede landskap / Six Significant Landscapes ARILD ANDERSEN: THE DAY 5   Keiseren av iskrem / The Emperor of Ice-Cream ARILD ANDERSEN: BLUES FOR JEV 6   Et vannglass / The Glass of Water BILL FRISELL: SHORTS 7   Anekdoten om krukken / Anecdote of the Jar ARILD ANDERSEN: BACKE 8   Mozart, 1935 /Mozart, 1935 BILL FRISELL: DARK FEELING 9   Marken klaka, bladene visne / No Possum, No Sop, No Taters             ARILD ANDERSEN: FAST TEMPO… 10   Madame la Fleurie / Madame la Fleurie             ARILD ANDERSEN: FLEURIE 11A Elvenes elv i Connecticut / The Rivers of Rivers in Connecticut             SPENCER WILLIAMS: BASIN STREET BLUES 11B Om bare å være / Of Mere Being SPENCER WILLIAMS: BASIN STREET BLUES 12    Mannen med den blå gitar /The Man With the Blue Guitar (I–V, XXXI–XXXIII)          JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: IMAGINATION   Personell: Jan Erik Vold – vocal, Arild Andersen – bass, Bill Frisell – guitar. Recorded at the Kongberg Cinema House, July 5, 2010 by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.   Arild Andersen appears by courtesey of ECM Record Company, Germany. Bill Frisell appears by courtesey of Savoy Jazz, USA.   All the poems written by Wallace Stevens, translated into Norwegian by Jan Erik Vold. Poems in original are taken from Wallace Stevens: Collected Poems and Opus Posthumous, published by Alfred A. Knopf Inc, New York @ 1954, 1957. Printed by permission from the publisher. Poems in translation are taken from Wallace Stevens: Keiseren av iskrem, a selection by Jan Erik Vold, published by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag @ 2009. Printed by permission from the publisher. JAN ERIK VOLD READING WALLACE STEVENS WITH ARILD ANDERSEN & BILL FRISELL AT KONGSBERG, NORWAY 2010   It’s great to be in Kongsberg, with Mr. Bill Frisell (applause), Mr. Arild Andersen, my old friend from forty years back (applause), and now this impossible poet  — here upstairs (pointing at an enlarged portrait of the poet, at the fond of the stage) — Mr. Wallace Stevens. He writes so nice and so strange and so … intriguing poems that I’ve been … trying to translate them for forty years. Last year this selection came out, The Emperor of Ice-Cream / Keiseren av iskrem. So if some of you think otherwise, you’re in for a disappointment. Tonight, it will be Vold as a translator — and what’s been translated are poems by Wallace Stevens. A few pieces I might read also in English, in honour of our guest here. Arild made most of the musical arrangements, a couple of tunes are by Bill, and you might also recognize a few standards. Well Arild, I guess it’s time to get started.   1 A R I L D   A N D E R S E N :   E A R T H   L O O P This is the very first poem in Stevens’ Collected Poems. It’s called “Earthy Anecdote” / ”Jordnær anekdote”. You’ll observe that his poetry is located in different states of the nation. Here we are in Oklahoma.   JORDNÆR ANEKDOTE                           EARTHY ANECDOTE   Hver gang hjortene kom klampende                   Every time...

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Fabiano Araujo, Arild Andersen , Nana Vasconcelos

Posted on jan 20, 2012 in Sideman | 1 comment

                                  Recorded January 2011 in Sao Paolo Ya                      2:52 Hyperborean  7:22  Composed by Arild Andersen P                        6:24 Anaca               7:49 Negro               10:17 Norte                2:37 Santa Maria  6:05 Composed by Fabiano Araujo By Cd  iTunes...

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Jan Berger » Ego Trip»

Posted on des 19, 2011 in Sideman | 13 comments

                          Erik Amundsen Arild Andersen Odd Børretzen Laila Dalseth Ditlef Eckhoff Helge Hurum Egil Kapstad Karin Krog Erling Wicklund 01. Satin Doll (Ellington/Strayhorn/J. Mercer) (2.31) – Erik 02. Blues in the Closet (O. Pettiford) (2.14) – Arild 03. Shiny Stockings (F. Foster) (4.29) – Karin / Arild 04. Nuages (D. Reinhardt) (3.41) – Arild 05. Street Swingers Medley (8.16) – Erik / Erling 06. Guitar Medley (5.12) 07. Afternoon in Paris (J. Lewis) (2.29) – Egil 08. Voggande Vals (J.Berger/Ola B. Johannessen) (4.23) – Laila / Arild 09. Blues for Hanna (J. Berger) (2.32) – Arild 10. I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face (Lerner/Loewe) (4.39) – Ditlef 11. Guitar Medley (7.19) 12. Work Song (N. Adderley) (3.16) – Erik 13. Close (H. Hurum) (4.14) – Helge/Erik 14. Django Reinhardt (St. James Infirmary Blues) (trad.) (4.48) – Odd 15. Guitar Medley (3.54) 16. Without a Song (V. Youmans) – Laila / Erik 17. Un Garcon Pas Comme Les Autres (M.Berger/L. Plamondon) (2.05) 18. What are you Doing the Rest of Your Life(M. Legrand/A&M Bergman) (3.22) – Arild Total: 72.57 min  ...

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Posted on okt 1, 2011 in Sideman | 0 comments

Karin Krog (Vocals) Arild Andersen(Bass)#1-3 Joachim Kuhn(Piano, AltoSax)#8-10 Eje Thelin(Trombone)#8-10 Palle Danielsson(Bass)#8-10 Aldo Romano(Ds)#8-10 Adelhard Roidinger(Guitar)#8-10 Elisabeth Sonstevikd(Harp)#6   Recorded January 19, 1972#5-7, June 21, 1972#1-3,8-10 & December 12, 1974#4   1. God Bless The Child 3:23 2. Round Midnight 7:38 3. Lonely Woman 6:43 4. Aria With Fontano Mix 5:58 5. For My Two J.B’s 0:31 6. Santa Monica 3:07 7. As A Wife Has A Cow 0:54 8. Tine’s Nightmare 7:20 9. Glissando 4:23 10. Different Days, Different Ways...

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«Hi-Fly» – Karin Krog/Archie Shepp with Charles Greenlee,Jon Balke,Arild Andersen, Beaver Harris and Cameron Brown.   Recorded in Oslo in 1976 with engineer Bjørn Lillehagen. The album came about on the initiative of Beaver Harris as he and Archie were passing through Oslo. The songs on the album are mainly compositions by jazzmusicians, like «Sing me softly of the blues» by Carla Bley, «Soul Eyes» by Mal Waldron, «Hi-FLy» by Randy Weston and Shepps own «Steam». The album won a Grammy award in Japan in...

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«Gershwin with Krog» – Karin Krog/ Bjarne Nerem with Egil Kapstad, Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen.   Recorded in Oslo in1974 with engineer Inge Holst Jacobsen. This CD finds Krog with some of the best Norwegian jazzmusicians. Rhythm section: Egil Kapstad, pno, Arild Andersen Bs, Jon Christensen, Drs, and not to forget Tenor-saxophonist Bjarne Nerem. This is an album of Gershwin music, and won Krog the prize: Female artist of the year 1974....

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Jan Erik Vold: Vokal   The Complete Recordings 1966–1977   CD 1: Briskeby blues + HAV   Briskeby blues (1969) 1  Tang / Å møte en gammel kjenning / Uplift blues / Desemberlys /Sommerdrømmen (12:28) 2  Funny / Tale for loffen / Min nye blå dyne (5:51) 3  Kropper / Amper juli blues / Ikke alle kjærtegn / Ikke si det. Jeg vet / Han var her (5:18)   HAV (1970) 4  Det alle vet (21:50) 5  Dikt (16:43)   Trikkeskinner (1973) 6  Trikkeskinner (3:12) 7  Tre små ting (3:15)   Tracks 1–3 recorded October 16–17, 1969 at Roger Arnhoff Lydstudio, Oslo. Originally released 1969 as LP album Briskeby blues (Philips 854 007, later on CD Philips 834 711-2). The poem “Bo på Briskeby blues”, from the original album, is placed on CD 3, track 27. All poems published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Music composed by Jan Garbarek. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone, flute Terje Rypdal – guitar Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal   Tracks 4–5 recorded September 28–29, 1970 at Rosenborg Studio, Oslo. Originally released 1971 as LP album HAV (Philips 6507 002). Poem on track 4 “Det alle vet” published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Poem on track 5 “Dikt” published in JEV: kykelipi (1969). Music composed by Jan Garbarek. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone Bobo Stenson – piano Terje Rypdal – guitar Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal   Tracks 6–7 recorded March 21, 1973 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo. Originally released 1973 as single record Trikkeskinner / Tre små ting (Philips 6084 025). Poem on track 6 “Trikkeskinnediktet” published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Poems on track 7  ”Hvor kommer du fra?”, ”Jeg kan se det på øynene dine”, ”Hva er det som rører seg?” published in JEV: Bok 8: LIV (1973). Music by Vold – Garbarek – Andersen – Christensen. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone (track 6), wooden flute (track 7) Brynjulf Blix – piano (on track 6 only) Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal...

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Jan Erik Vold: Vokal   The Complete Recordings 1966–1977   CD 1: Briskeby blues + HAV   Briskeby blues (1969) 1  Tang / Å møte en gammel kjenning / Uplift blues / Desemberlys /Sommerdrømmen (12:28) 2  Funny / Tale for loffen / Min nye blå dyne (5:51) 3  Kropper / Amper juli blues / Ikke alle kjærtegn / Ikke si det. Jeg vet / Han var her (5:18)   HAV (1970) 4  Det alle vet (21:50) 5  Dikt (16:43)   Trikkeskinner (1973) 6  Trikkeskinner (3:12) 7  Tre små ting (3:15)   Tracks 1–3 recorded October 16–17, 1969 at Roger Arnhoff Lydstudio, Oslo. Originally released 1969 as LP album Briskeby blues (Philips 854 007, later on CD Philips 834 711-2). The poem “Bo på Briskeby blues”, from the original album, is placed on CD 3, track 27. All poems published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Music composed by Jan Garbarek. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone, flute Terje Rypdal – guitar Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal   Tracks 4–5 recorded September 28–29, 1970 at Rosenborg Studio, Oslo. Originally released 1971 as LP album HAV (Philips 6507 002). Poem on track 4 “Det alle vet” published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Poem on track 5 “Dikt” published in JEV: kykelipi (1969). Music composed by Jan Garbarek. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone Bobo Stenson – piano Terje Rypdal – guitar Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal   Tracks 6–7 recorded March 21, 1973 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo. Originally released 1973 as single record Trikkeskinner / Tre små ting (Philips 6084 025). Poem on track 6 “Trikkeskinnediktet” published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Poems on track 7  ”Hvor kommer du fra?”, ”Jeg kan se det på øynene dine”, ”Hva er det som rører seg?” published in JEV: Bok 8: LIV (1973). Music by Vold – Garbarek – Andersen – Christensen. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone (track 6), wooden flute (track 7) Brynjulf Blix – piano (on track 6 only) Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal...

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Jan Erik Vold: Vokal   The Complete Recordings 1966–1977   CD 1: Briskeby blues + HAV   Briskeby blues (1969) 1  Tang / Å møte en gammel kjenning / Uplift blues / Desemberlys /Sommerdrømmen (12:28) 2  Funny / Tale for loffen / Min nye blå dyne (5:51) 3  Kropper / Amper juli blues / Ikke alle kjærtegn / Ikke si det. Jeg vet / Han var her (5:18)   HAV (1970) 4  Det alle vet (21:50) 5  Dikt (16:43)   Trikkeskinner (1973) 6  Trikkeskinner (3:12) 7  Tre små ting (3:15)   Tracks 1–3 recorded October 16–17, 1969 at Roger Arnhoff Lydstudio, Oslo. Originally released 1969 as LP album Briskeby blues (Philips 854 007, later on CD Philips 834 711-2). The poem “Bo på Briskeby blues”, from the original album, is placed on CD 3, track 27. All poems published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Music composed by Jan Garbarek. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone, flute Terje Rypdal – guitar Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal   Tracks 4–5 recorded September 28–29, 1970 at Rosenborg Studio, Oslo. Originally released 1971 as LP album HAV (Philips 6507 002). Poem on track 4 “Det alle vet” published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Poem on track 5 “Dikt” published in JEV: kykelipi (1969). Music composed by Jan Garbarek. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone Bobo Stenson – piano Terje Rypdal – guitar Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal   Tracks 6–7 recorded March 21, 1973 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo. Originally released 1973 as single record Trikkeskinner / Tre små ting (Philips 6084 025). Poem on track 6 “Trikkeskinnediktet” published in JEV: Mor Godhjertas glade versjon. Ja (1968). Poems on track 7  ”Hvor kommer du fra?”, ”Jeg kan se det på øynene dine”, ”Hva er det som rører seg?” published in JEV: Bok 8: LIV (1973). Music by Vold – Garbarek – Andersen – Christensen. Producer Svein Erik Børja. Personell  Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone (track 6), wooden flute (track 7) Brynjulf Blix – piano (on track 6 only) Arild Andersen – bass Jon Christensen – drums Jan Erik Vold – vocal...

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Green In Blue: Early Quartets (2010)

Posted on nov 30, 2010 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Arild Andersen double-bass Jon Balke piano Knut Riisnaes tenor and soprano saxophones, flute Pål Thowsen drums Juhani Aaltonen tenor and soprano saxophones, flutes, percussion Lars Jansson piano, Moog-synthesizer, string ensemble Clouds In My Head (ex ECM 1059) 305 W 18 St Last Song Outhouse Song For A Sad Day Clouds In My Head Cycles Siv The Sword Under His Wings Shimri (ex ECM 1082) Shimri No Tears Ways Of Days Wood Song Vaggvisa För Hanna Dedication Green Shading Into Blue (ex ECM 1127) Sole The Guitarist Anima Radka’s Samba Terhi Green Shading Into Blue Jana 3-CD Set. Recorded 1975, 1976 and 1978 ECM 2143_45 Go to reviews | Order CD at ECM | Download from iTunes ...

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Live at Belville (2008)

Posted on sep 1, 2008 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Arild Andersen Trio Arild Andersen double-bass, live-electronics Paolo Vinaccia drums Tommy Smith tenor saxophone Independency Part 1 Independency Part 2 Independency Part 3 Independency Part 4 Prelude to a kiss Outhouse Dreamhorse Live recording of Arild Andersen’s exciting new trio, playing in Oslo’s Belleville club and at the Drammen Theatre, spurred on by an enthusiastic crowd. Apart from Duke Ellington’s “Prelude To A Kiss”, played with much feeling by Tommy Smith, the music is all written by Andersen, and it burns. “Live At Belleville” may be Arild’s most powerful trio recording since “Triptykon” with Garbarek and Vesala, back in 1972.Recorded September 2007 ECM 2078 Go to reviews | Order CD at ECM | Download from...

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Radka Toneff «The Butterfly»

Posted on aug 31, 2008 in Discography, Sideman | 0 comments

Arranged By, Conductor [Orchestra] – Lasse Bagge (tracks: 13) Double Bass – Arild Andersen (tracks: 1 to 12, 14) Drums – Alex Riel (tracks: 4 to 6), Espen Rud (tracks: 14), Jon Christensen (tracks: 1 to 3, 7 to 12) Guitar – Jon Eberson (tracks: 7 to 12, 14) Orchestra – Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (tracks: 13) Piano – Jon Balke (tracks: 1 to 3, 14), Lars Jansson (tracks: 7 to 12), Steve Dobrogosz (tracks: 4 to 6) Vocals – Radka...

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Alnæs / Andersen / Carstensen “Høstløv”

Posted on aug 31, 2006 in Co-Leader, Discography | 0 comments

1 Try to remember 2:28 2 Høstvisa 5:06 3 Vivaldis Høst (Singing in the rain) 3:02 4 Jeg er havren 3:36 5 Tytebæret 1:32 6 Fields of gold 3:21 7 September song 3:49 8 Harvest moon 1:29 9 Haust 2:32 10 Raindrops keep falling on my head 3:35 11 September in rain 3:18 12 Så länge skutan kan gå 3:35 13 En sommer er over 6:57 14 Autumn...

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Mangelsdorff / Andersen / Favre «Triplicity»

Posted on jul 7, 2005 in Discography, Sideman | 0 comments

On April 19th, 1979 three seasoned musicians got together for the first and only time at the NDR broadcasting hall in Hamburg, Germany in what was to become a memorable encounter. Along with Albert Mangelsdorff the Norwegian contrabass player Arild Andersen and Swiss drummer Pierre Favre played a concert, that distinguished itself through an unparralled level of spontaneity. That control over the music never got lost in the process, that moreover perfectly shaped pieces arised from petite motifs in free improvisation turned this concert into a highly extraordinary event. Albert Mangelsdorff has been quoted as maintaining that «this ist the most thrilling trio recording» of his entire career. Truly a remarkable statement when one considers the timeless milestones his history has to offer. Produced by Michael Naura & Albert Mangelsdorff Recorded: April 19th, 1979 Albert Mangelsdorff Trombone Arild Andersen Bass Pierre Favre Drums 1. Triplicity Albert Mangelsdorff – K Pierre Favre – K 2. Soulbird Albert Mangelsdorff – K 3. Warbling Warbler Albert Mangelsdorff – K 4. Out House Arild Andersen – K 5. Virgin Green Of Spring Albert Mangelsdorff – K 6. Green Shading Into Blue Arild Andersen – K 7. Subconscious Skylark Albert Mangelsdorff – K 8. Brief Impressions Of Brighton Albert Mangelsdorff – K 9. Perpetual Lineations Albert Mangelsdorff – K 10. Ancore Ex Tempore Albert Mangelsdorff – K Arild Andersen – K Pierre Favre – K SKIP Records – SKP 9052-2 Press Quotes: No. 6 in the German Jazz Charts! Frankfurter Rundschau, June 05: «Albert’s best trio. The CD documents one of the glorious moments of free European jazz in the late 20th century, a moment whose brilliance has not waned and will continue to shine well into the 21st century.» All About Jazz, July 05: «The combination of these three musicians is a fascinating one. A superb album.» Stereo, July 05: «CD of the Month – No audible accompanists or soloists on this album. No one upstages the others, and yet each of the three remains a key playmaker.» Fono Forum, July 05: «CD of the Month – Moments to remember Music Manual, August 05: «Triplicity is a rare example of jazz improvised ideally. 5 Stars. Very Good.» Stereoplay, July 05: «10 pieces of awesome intensity and timeless freshness. A milestone of European jazz.» Jazzthing, August 05: » In terms of the music, the most interesting live trio session of his career.» Jazzeitung, July 05: «Inspired recordings arose in the making. What was once avant-garde is still up-to-date today....

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Snétberger / Andersen / Vinaccia «Nomad»

Posted on jul 7, 2005 in Discography, Sideman | 0 comments

Ferenc Snétberger acoustic guitar Arild Andersen double bass, electronics Paolo Vinaccia drums, percussion, electronics Recorded Oslo Rainbow studio February 2005 1. Empathy 05:29 | 2. Childhood 05:10 | 3. Yellow 05:52 | 4. Nomad 04:53 | 5. Song To The East 06:45 | 6. The Fifth Frame 06:31 | 7. Outhouse 04:50 | 8. Waterkiss 03:36 | 9. Move 04:09 | 10. Air 05:43 Total time: 52’58 ORDER NO. ENJ-9485 2 ENJA...

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Electra (2005)

Posted on jun 29, 2005 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Arve Henriksen trumpet Eivind Aarset guitars Paolo Vinaccia drums, percussion Patrice Héral drums, percussion, voice Nils Petter Molvær drum programming Savina Yannatou vocal Chrysanthi Douzi vocal Elly-Marina Casdas chorus vocal Fotini-Niki Grammenou chorus vocal Arild Andersen double bass, drum programming 1. Birth Of The Universe 2. Mourn 3. The Big Lie 4. Chorus I 5. Electra Song Intro 6. Electra Song 7. Electra Song Outro 8. Chorus II 9. 7th Background 10. One Note 11. Whispers 12. Divine Command 13. Clytaemnestras Entrance 14. Loud Sound 15. Chorus III 16. Opening 17. Chorus IV 18. Big Bang Recorded 2002 and 2003 ECM 1908 Go to reviews | Order CD at ECM | Download from iTunes...

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Stockhausen / Snétberger / Andersen / Héral «Joyosa»

Posted on jul 7, 2004 in Co-Leader, Discography | 0 comments

Markus Stockhausen, trumpet, flugelhorn – Ferenc Snétberger, classical guitar – Arild Andersen, bass – Patrice Héral, drums, percussion. In 1997 Markus Stockhausen and Arild Andersen started to work as a duo. A year later, they went on as a trio with Patrice Héral. In 1999 Ferenc Snétberger and Markus Stockhausen also formed a duo that was successfully presented on the album «For My People». Later Ferenc also played duo concerts with Patrice in Hungary. Because of the friendly connections between all of them, these four musicians decided to found a quartet in 2002 which is now introduced on «Joyosa». Each of the musicians involved writes pieces for this collective group that has no...

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Dahl / Andersen / Heral «Moon Water»

Posted on jul 7, 2004 in Co-Leader, Discography | 0 comments

2004 – Carsten Dahl – Arild Andersen – Patrice Heral. «Moon Water». Stunt Records. Distr.:...

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Selected Recordings (2004)

Posted on jul 5, 2004 in Discography, Leader | 1 comment

Arild Andersen’s compilation takes a zigzag path through his discography highlighting his own groups, his soloistic brilliance as a bassist and his perceptiveness in recognizing talent in bud. Quite a few musicians received early exposure through Andersen’s efforts. Amongst them: Bill Frisell, Nils Petter Molvær, Jon Balke, Bendik Hofseth, Bugge Wesseltoft and, more recently, Vassilis Tsabropoulos. Andersen’s :rarum also includes encounters with established masters Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, and Ralph Towner. «It’s been some fantastic years with ECM, and I feel I’ve just started.» Order CD at ECM | Download from...

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The Triangle (2004)

Posted on jun 30, 2004 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Arild Andersen: double-bass Vassilis Tsabropoulos: piano John Marshall: drums ECM 1752 CD 0440 038 1212 (3) Release: 16th February 2004 “The Triangle” referred to by Arild Andersen in the title of his 15th album as a leader for ECM is one that could be formed by drawing lines on the map to connect Oslo, Athens and London – home bases for the three principals here, musicians who between them pool a great deal of information and channel it into a “European” jazz of their own making. Much has been written in recent seasons about the relative merits of improvising on either side of the Atlantic, and much that Norwegian bassist Andersen would not subscribe to. Although often credited as one of the originators of a ‘Nordic’ jazz sensibility, Andersen’s own bands have been international for decades, and – way back in the early 70s – his muscular playing was toughened by working with American jazz giants from Johnny Griffin to Sam Rivers. Similarly, British drummer John Marshall acquired early recognition propelling prototypes of European jazz/rock including Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, Nucleus and the Soft Machine, yet the fundamental rhythmic impetus behind his work was inevitably ‘American’, and Marshall was proud to have studied with Philly Joe Jones. In Andersen’s current trio, however, geographical influences at play are subtly different. A central role is played by Vassilis Tsabropoulos, a Greek classical pianist who came late to jazz, and who began to improvise only while a student at the Juilliard school. His phrasing and touch are untypical for a jazz player. Jazz improvisers of course have long looked to ‘classical’ composition to expand their timbral and harmonic palettes, but when a classical pianist writes an arrangement of Ravel for jazz group – as happens on “Pavane” here – we are entering uncharted idiomatic territory. Tsabropoulos is composer of five of the nine pieces on “The Triangle”, all of which seem to cast the ‘piano trio’ genre in another light. As do his contributions to Andersen’s three pieces and the collective improvisation “European Triangle”. Andersen met Tsabropoulos in Athens in 1996 when both were playing in Greece in diverse combinations with Markus Stockhausen. “What struck me straight away was the fact that his exceptional classical technique never gets in the way of his jazz playing. And I also liked the fact that his improvising is generally not chordally-based. He’s more often playing independent lines in the left hand.” The trio made its debut four years ago with “Achirana” (ECM 1728), and both the disc itself (Tsabropoulos’s very first jazz recording) and the touring around its release drew much press attention. “Tsabropoulos has very little jazz timing in his phrasing, “Alyn Shipton noted in a concert review for The Times, “but his delicate lines, built of four or five note motifs take all their jazz feeling from the setting, with Andersen’s huge, warm bass tone and Marshall’s go-for-broke drumming adding the right ambience.” “Achirana”, wrote Ian Carr in the BBC Music Magazine, “contains one element completely new to my experience. Tsabropoulos, a protégé of Vladimir Ashkenazy, is the first classical pianist I’ve ever heard who can play jazz with real understanding and great imagination… This trio of virtuosi never over-plays, and the album is beautifully recorded. It’s an object lesson in artistry.” One of the great contemporary bass players, Arild Andersen was born in Norway in 1945. From 1964 onward he played with the leading musicians in his country and was a founder member, in 1967, of the Jan Garbarek Trio, soon to become a quartet with the addition of Terje Rypdal. Andersen...

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Alnæs / Andersen / Carstensen «Julegløggen»

Posted on jul 7, 2003 in Co-Leader, Discography | 0 comments

Catalog no.: FXCD274 Genre: Christmas...

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Dahl / Andersen / Héral «The Sign»

Posted on jul 7, 2002 in Co-Leader, Discography | 0 comments

Carsten Dahl, Arild Andersen og Patrice Héral....

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Ketil Bjørnstad «Early Years»

Posted on jul 7, 2000 in Discography, Sideman | 0 comments

EMACY, 013 271-2(CD). (P)(C)2000 UNIVERSAL MUSIC NORWAY A/S RECORDED: 1970s. RELEASED: 2000, NORWAY All words and music by Ketil Bjørnstad / All tracks produced by Svein Erik Børja. Re-Mastering: Bjørn Engelmann, September 2000, Cutting Room, Stockholm. Cover Design: Håkon Kornstad / Cover Photo: Private, 1979. Recording Studios: Rosenborg Studio, Oslo (4-6,9-14), Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo (1-3,7,8) / Engineers: Egil Eide (12-14), Jan Erik Kongshaug (1-3), Hans Petter Danielsen (4-6,9-11), Bjørn Lillehagen...

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Stockhausen / Andersen / Rypdal / Héral «Karta»

Posted on jul 5, 2000 in Co-Leader, Discography | 0 comments

Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, Terje Rypdal and Patrice Héral. «Karta» is a Sanskrit word meaning «higher power». For Markus Stockhausen, in the present context, it signals a music greater than the sum of its parts: «The outcome of this recording took us all by surprise,» he says. The participants had never previously played as a quartet, yet some of them share a lot of history. In the case of Arild Andersen and Terje Rypdal, that history goes back more than 30 years. Other inter-relationships are of more recent vintage… In 1996, German trumpeter Markus Stockhausen and Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen were individually invited to Athens to work with three Greek composers – Minas Alexiadis, Vassilis Tsabropoulos and Vangelis Katsoulis. From this encounter, two fixed trios have evolved: Andersen’s trio with Tsabrobopoulos and John Marshall, recently heard on «Achirana» (ECM 1728) and the trio Andersen/Stockhausen/Héral, joined on their first recording by guest Terje Rypdal. On that first Athenian meeting, Stockhausen and Andersen played in an ensemble with six Greek players. They were promptly invited back to tour and record with Vangelis Katsoulis (a composer whose background is in theatre and film music) and the interest generated by this visit prompted yet a third Greek tour. «By this time,» Stockhausen notes, «Arild and I knew each other pretty well, and decided we should work together more often. We felt we had a lot in common – including the fact that we were both members of an extended ECM family.» In 1997 they began to play duo concerts. In March 1998, Markus Stockhausen found French drummer/percussionist Patrice Héral while playing a session with Moroccan Sufi singer/oud player Dhafar Youssef , and knew at once this was a musician who’d work well in a trio setting. Arild Andersen: «Patrice joined us on a gig and the music worked immediately. I hear Patrice as a European equivalent to Nana (Vasconcelos) in a lot of ways. A similar openness and curiosity, a capacity as both a percussionist and a drummer, a strong sense for unorthodox grooves and also a personality that’s refreshingly easy to get along with.» Stockhausen/Andersen/Héral has been a working unit since April 1998. (For a brief, experimental period, Austrian guitarist Martin Sievert was a fourth member of the band.) At the suggestion of producer Manfred Eicher, Terje Rypdal was added to the trio for its debut ECM recording. The musical results convinced all participants of the value of doing work together so, henceforth, Rypdal will be a guest with the trio whenever his own crowded schedule permits. (Some concerts with this augmented line-up have been scheduled for Fall 2000). Although Andersen and Rypdal were of course charter members of Jan Garbarek’s «Afric Pepperbird» quartet and though the bassist played on Terje’s ECM debut album in 1970, they’ve played together only infrequently since then. Rypdal worked for a period – not documented on record – with Andersen’s band Masqualero after Jon Balke left the group, and in the 80s both Arild and Terje were reunited in one of George Russell’s Nordic line-ups, but for the most part these pioneers of Norwegian jazz have gone their own ways in recent decades. So there was a measure of creative tension, «positive tension» Markus Stockhausen calls it, prior to the session in Oslo’s Rainbow Studio. Stockhausen: «We came with material prepared that Arild and I had written and ended up using very little of it. At the start of the session I said, ‘Before we begin working on pieces, let’s just play’ and that’s what we did. We improvised for one and a half hours straight,...

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Archirana (2000)

Posted on jun 29, 2000 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Achirana» marks the debut of a new trio, formed by ECM bassist of the first hour Arild Andersen and featuring, alongside veteran drummer John Marshall, Greek pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos in his first recording for ECM. Likely to be hailed as a veritable ?discovery? in jazz circles, Tsabropoulos has long been recognised as an exceptionally gifted performer in other idioms. To quote Vladimir Ashkenazy, «Vassilis Tsabropoulos possesses rare talent». He has a reputation as a classical pianist, an interpreter of 19th and 20th century music, and as a conductor, and there is growing recognition for both his composing and his improvising. A prodigy, Tsabropoulos was winning music competitions from the age of 10, and after graduating from the Athens National Conservatory, continued his studies ? on an Aristotle Onassis Scholarship ? at the Paris Conservatory, the Salzburg International Academy, and the Juilliard School, with teachers including Rudolf Serkin, and Tatyana Nikolayeva. Tsabropoulos (born in Athens in 1966) has made the works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Schu-mann central references in his performance repertoire but is also a committed advocate of Russian music, frequently playing the works of Rachmaninov. Prokofiev and Scriabin. His compositions (works for piano, violin, string quartet, and more) include the «six Preludes» which he wrote especially for Vladimir Ashkenazy. Amongst current projects in the classical arena are a tour of the U.S., recitals in Britain, performances of Mozart in Sweden, conducting in Scandinavia, work with the Czech Philharmonic in Prague, recordings of Chopin and Schumann… and then there are the jazz commitments. Arild Andersen first encountered Tsabropoulos in Athens four years ago, while playing in Greece in diverse combinations with Markus Stockhausen. «What struck me straight away was the fact that his exceptional classical technique never got in the way of his jazz feeling. This is very unusual. And I liked very much the fact that his improvising is generally not chordally based. He?s more often playing independent lines in the left hand.» Andersen and Tsabropoulos got to know each other better while touring in Greece in the ensemble of electronic composer Vangelis Katsoulis. «Around this time», Andersen recalls, «I ran into Manfred Eicher in the street in Athens, and we talked about Vassilis and the idea of some kind of ECM project with him was raised there and then, and followed up later.» One of the great contemporary bass players, his magisterial tone instantly recognisable, Arild Andersen was born in Norway in 1945. From 1964 onward he played with the top musicians in his country and was a founder member, in 1967, of the Jan Garbarek Trio, soon to become a quartet with the addition of Terje Rypdal. Andersen spent six years with Garbarek and appears with him on the ECM albums «Afric Pepperbird», «Sart» and «Triptykon». In this period he also played extensively with George Russell and Karin Krog, and was heard in concerts with Don Cherry, Phil Woods, Hampton Hawes, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer and more. In 1973-74, Andersen was based in New York, where he worked extensively with Sam Rivers (in a particularly explosive trio with Barry Altschul on drums) and Sheila Jordan, and also gigged with Paul Bley, Stan Getz, Steve Kuhn, Roswell Rudd and others. On returning to Norway he began to lead his own groups, many of them documented on ECM recordings including «Clouds In My Head», «Shimri», «Green Shading Into Blue», «Lifelines» (with Kenny Wheeler and Paul Motian), «A Molde Concert» (with Bill Frisell, Alphonse Mouzon and John Taylor), «If You Look Far Enough» (with Ralph Towner and Nana Vasconcelos), and the trilogy «Bande A Part», «Aero», and «Re-Enter»,...

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