Arild Andersen Quintet at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2011

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

Marcin Wasilewski

Patrice Heral

Markus Stockhausen

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.

Tommy Smith and Arild Andersen