Press Reaction In -House Science

Posted on aug 2, 2018 in News, Record Reviews | 0 comments

Press clip In-House Science   Down Beat  Few trios even after a decade together ,can build musical landscapes this dramatic and richly detailed  Andy Herman Jazz Times It is hard to think of a jazz ensemble that waste fewer notes than bassist Arild Andersen´s trio . Even at its most passionate , this music reveals structure,focus and clarity. Thomas Conrad Jazzwise They have built up both learned and intuitive responses to each others’ playing, usually called ’empathy’, a vital ingredient for the essence of jazz to flourish by inspiring confidence and risk-taking. Stuart...

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Reviews: Mira (2014)

Posted on jan 23, 2014 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

ÅRETS SKIVE?    Record of the Year ? Tor Hammerø  Side 2 Det er nok i tidligste laget å utrope årets skive allerede nå, men jeg er ganske så sikker på at “Mira” blir med i tetfeltet når vi nærmer oss slutten av året. Read more All About Jazz .  John Kelman A long overdue and equally impressive follow-up—albeit for different reasons—Mira presents this trio in a different light to its 2008 debut; still, it’s no surprise that Andersen, Vinaccia and Smith prove as capable of darker intents as they do more energetic exchanges. Read More INSTRUMENTAL  Michael S. Clarck A Personal Space: MIRA...

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Review Of «Celebration» New York City Jazz Records

Posted on mai 13, 2013 in News, Record Reviews | 0 comments

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Down Beat 4 1/2 stars for «Celebration»

Posted on des 23, 2012 in Blogsidebar, News, Record Reviews | 1 comment

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» JazzViews» Celebration

Posted on nov 2, 2012 in Blog, Blogsidebar, Record Reviews | 1 comment

TUESDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2012 CD Review: ARILD ANDERSON & THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA/TOMMY SMITH – CELEBRATION   ARILD ANDERSON & THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA/TOMMY SMITH – Celebration ECM 2259/279 0947 Martin Kershaw (cl, ss, as); Paul Towndrow (as); Tommy Smith (fl, ts); Konrad Wiszniewski (ts); Bill Fleming (bcl, bs); Ryan Quigley, Cameron Jay, Richard Iles, Tom MacNiven (t, fl-h); Chris Grieve, Phil O’Malley, Michael Owers (tb); Lorna MacDonald (b-tb); Steve Hamilton (p); Calum, Gourlay (b); Alyn Cosker (d) Recorded October 2010 What better way to celebrate the...

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Celebration Jazz Times

Posted on jul 28, 2012 in Blogsidebar, Record Reviews | 0 comments

07/18/12 Arild Andersen Celebration ECM Records By Thomas Conrad Celebration is an atypical ECM album. It is a live big-band recording and a “greatest hits” project, and its somewhat distant sonic perspective on the orchestra lacks the intimacy of the “ECM sound.” But the more you listen the more sense it makes. Arild Andersen chose six songs associated with the ECM label, and commissioned six different arrangers to create new charts for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Tommy Smith. Andersen, on bass, is the featured soloist. The concert was recorded in Stevenson...

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Celebration Jazz Journal

Posted on jul 27, 2012 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

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Celebration All about Jazz

Posted on jul 27, 2012 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

By JOHN KELMAN, Published: June 20, 2012   Arild Andersen Celebration ECM Records 2012 With all the activities surrounding the 40th anniversary of ECM Records in 2009—from a three-day festival-within-a-festival at that year’s Enjoy Jazz Festival in Mannheim, Germany, and the budget-priced Touchstone Series reissue of forty essential ECM titles, to the publication of an all-German book of commissioned writing, Die Blaue Klang (Wolke Verlag, 2010), and the follow-up to 1996’s much coveted and out-of-print Sleeves of Desire: A Cover Story (Lars Müller Publishers, 1996)—it is,...

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Celebration The Herald

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Celebration The Guardian

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Celebration Jazzwise

Posted on jul 27, 2012 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

Jazzwise – June 2012 CELEBRATION ECM 279 0947 | **** Arild Andersen/the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra/Tommy Smith   Bassist Arild Andersen’s critically acclaimed trio with Tommy Smith on saxophone has toured extensively and recorded for ECM – Live at Belleville – and has inevitably led to Andersen’s collaboration with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, created by Smith in 1995. Celebration is a celebration of ECM, and Andersen just happens to be one of its original stars, first appearing in 1970 on the label’s seventh LP, Afric Pepperbird. The album comprises six pieces selected...

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Celebration Norwegian Papers VG, Dagbladet, Nettavisen side 2

Posted on jul 26, 2012 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

Stort og flott Av: TOR HAMMERØ PUBLISERT 19.06.12 12:47 Arild Andersen Celebration ECM/Grappa/Musikkoperatørene I forbindelse med ECMs 40 års jubileum i 2009, fikk den skotske mestersaksofonisten Tommy Smith en idé om å arrangere noe av musikken som hadde blitt unnfanga under ECM-paraplyen for storband. Storbandet han hadde i tankene var Scottish National Jazz Orchestra som han hadde stifta i 1995. Solisten han ville ha med seg var superbassist Arild Andersen som har vært forbundet med ECM helt siden starten i 1969. Smith og Andersen har samarbeida lenge i Andersens trio med trommeslager...

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Ecm reviews: Green In Blue

Posted on des 23, 2010 in Record Reviews | 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 I used to hear jazz through a diurnal lens: it was either night or day. I saw this reflected in many album covers, which could be bright (Milt Jackson’s Sunflower comes to mind) or deeply nocturnal (which pegs a good portion of the Blue Note catalogue). ECM has been unique in charting the in-between, those crepuscular moments of the genre in which transitions...

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Reviews: Live at Belleville

Posted on mai 21, 2010 in Record Reviews | 1 comment

Andersen is a bold soloist with a big tone and an even bigger vision. He indulges in a wide range of expression in this adventurous outing that organically incorporates free jazz, Scandinavian folkoric music, ambient soundscapes, chamber music, frantic freebop, live electronics and even a touch of Ellingtonia. JazzTimes Live at Belleville  Arild Andersen — By Bill Milkowski More than forty years ago, Norwegian bassist, Arild Andersen joined saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the late Finnish drummer Edward Vesala to record the groundbreaking Triptykon (ECM 1972), one of these musicians’ most...

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Reviews: Electra (2005)

Posted on okt 5, 2005 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

Once spoken of along with Garbarek, Rypdal and Christensen as one of the “Big Four” of Scandinavian jazz, recent developments in the indigenous jazz of this fertile region have produced many new challengers to Andersen’s crown. … Electra amply fulfils the brief for a modern, fluid, and spacious sound-scape. Vocalists join the mix more as a choral texture than for any lyric purpose, leaving Henriksen’s plaintive trumpet as the de facto lead vocalist. … The longest and boldest piece on the disc, it exemplifies the seamless fusion of ancient and cutting edge materials. Andersen’s talents as a...

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Reviews: The Triangle (2004)

Posted on jul 5, 2004 in Record Reviews | 1 comment

Most acoustic jazz pianotrios make the keyboard the central focus.In this one it’s the remarkable double-bass playing of the Norwegian Arild Andersen-a virtuoso who can make a plucked note sound as it might last forever. His musical awareness imparts logic and grace to both his own contributions and the ensemble sound of his group. Triangle is more animated and alert than it’s more ruminative predecessor Achirana. A few of the pieces have unexpectedly direct grooves and catchy hooks, several are romantic,broken-chord drifters echoed by abstract percussion-rustles, but the...

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Reviews: Archirana (2000)

Posted on jul 5, 2001 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

Athenian pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos is one of those rare musicians who is equally at home in both the classical and jazz worlds. His album Achirana demonstrates that, while noted principally for his prowess as a classical pianist, conductor and composer, he also has much to say in a jazz idiom. Accompanied by Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen and British veteran drummer John Marshall, he has assembled an exquisite record filled with fluid, fluent improvisations, which transport and delight. Sample the fearlessly slow gems «Diamond Cut Diamond» and «Valley» and be...

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Reviews Karta (2000)

Posted on jul 5, 2000 in Record Reviews | 0 comments

Das Trio Markus Stockhausen (Trompete) – Arild Andersen (Bass) – Patrice Héral (Percussion) bietet seit Jahren einen neben seinem grenzüberschreitenden, äußerst lebendigen und humorvollen Stil auch immer wieder neue Überraschungen. So lud es vor zwei Jahren mit Terje Rypdal einen Musiker ein, der den elektrischen Gitarrensound weltweit prägte. Es entstand eine neue Musik, die diese vier virtuosen Künstler auf ihrer ECM-Veröffentlichung KARTA und fortan auch auf zahlreichen Jazzfestivals erfolgreich präsentierten. So urteilte die Frankfurter Rundschau (am 6. November 2001): „Für...

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