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Posted by on nov 2, 2012 in Blog, Blogsidebar, Record Reviews | 3 comments

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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...

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Arild Andersen Quintet Oslo Jazz Festival

Posted by on aug 29, 2012 in Blogsidebar, Concert reviews, News | 1 comment

Arild Andersen Quintet Oslo Jazz Festival

      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...

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Ystad Jazzfestival Orkesterjournalen Sweedwn

Posted by 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...

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Canal Street Festival , Arendal Norway July 2012

Posted by 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)...

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Celebration Jazz Times

Posted by 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...

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Celebration All about Jazz

Posted by 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...

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