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
These are all very busy musicians so there will be some alterations now and then.