Concerts Summer 2016

Posted on mai 27, 2016 in No category | 0 comments

  Date Time Place Land Venue Group June 4 2100  Luneburg Germany  Kulturforum Arild Andersen trio w/ Tommy Smith ,Paolo Vinaccia June 26  1930+2130  Rochester Jazzfestival USA  Nordic Jazz Now Seies Arild Andersen trio w/ Tommy Smith ,Paolo Vinaccia  June 27  1900  Ottawa Jazzfestival  Canada  National Arts Center Arild Andersen trio w/ Tommy Smith ,Paolo Vinaccia  June 29  20+2130 Edmonton Jazzfestival  Canada  Yardbird Suite Arild Andersen trio w/ Tommy Smith ,Paolo Vinaccia  June 30  tba  Vancouver Jazzfertival  Canada  Ironworks Arild Andersen trio w/ Tommy Smith ,Paolo Vinaccia July 2  2030  New York  USA  Le Poisson Rouge Arild Andersen trio w/ Tommy Smith ,Paolo Vinaccia  July 7  2230  Kongsberg Jazzfetival  Norway  Musikkteater Arild Andersen with Denada  July 11  tba Garania Jazzfestival Romania Garania Arild Andersen Quartet w/ Tommy Smith ,Helge Lien Paolo Vinaccia  July 17  2030  Baden Wurttemberg  Germany Wein Und Kulturtage Botwartal  Arild Andersen trio w/ Tommy Smith ,Paolo Vinaccia            ...

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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 by Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia and Tommy Smith Mira A is a red giant in the constellation of Ceti and can be seen from Earth, often with the naked eye. It is a variable star whose luminescence fluctuates over time, and its name is derived from the Latin for “wonderful” or “astonishing”. There is much on this Mira that is wonderful, with more than a few astonishing moments. Read More Jazz Echo Die Ruhe nach dem Sturm: Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia und Tommy Smith mit neuem Album “Mira” Read More  Jazzcamera  John Watson When I first heard this trio in concert some years ago I was hugely impressed. Like many reviewers, I had been familiar with the work of bassist Arild Andersen and saxophonist Tommy Smith for a very long time, though drummer Vinaccia was new to me at the time of that first concert. Read More BlogPost Tim Niland This particular group had a wonderful performance on the album Live At Belleville from 2009 where the group of Arild Andersen on bass, Tommy Smith on tenor saxophone and shakuhachi, and Paolo Vinaccia on drums where they gave an explosive performance that made my top ten for that particular year. Read More GUSTO Discs: Young the Giant, Arild Andersen, Barbara Levy Daniels and Donna Vivino Mira  [ECM] Funny thing about Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen. At age 68, his international profile has been raised to the highest point it has probably ever been. And that’s despite his near ubiquity in European jazz over the decades and frequent appearances on ECM. Read More...

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Trio In Edinburgh

Posted on nov 29, 2013 in Concert reviews | 1 comment

Jazz review: Andersen, Smith, Vinaccia, Edinburgh   Opportunities to hear major international jazz artists outside of a festival context have become rather rare in Scotland, which made this week’s visits from this stellar European trio all the more welcome.   Andersen, Smith, Vinaccia – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh * * * * Norwegian bass maestro Arild Andersen, our own Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia, an Italian drummer long resident in Norway, have been playing together in this setting for years now, seeded by a collaboration between Andersen and Smith at the Islay Jazz Festival in 2005, and have continued to refine their beguiling interplay from an already rarified starting point. Their current concerts were intended to support the release of their second recording from ECM, originally due in October but now delayed until January. Material from the record made up a large part of the set-list, including the gorgeous title track, Miro, which Andersen prefaced with a solo introduction based on Paul Simon’s Jonah. He draws a gloriously rich sonority from his double bass, and his flowing improvisations are equally rich in invention. Smith matched the leader in both sonority and ideas, while Vinaccia’s constantly probing drumming completed what is very much a three-way musical discussion. Andersen joked that the new album is mostly ballads and might be a suitable Christmas gift for our aunts (they had advance copies for sale), but in fact most of the music they played was distinctly meaty and forceful, with strong melodies propelled on a wave of propulsive rhythmic energy. Kenny Mathieson...

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Arild Andersen / Tommy Smith / Paolo Vinaccia.

Posted on aug 31, 2013 in News, Video | 0 comments

This is a live recording from Oslo November 2012 . The song «Blussy» was also recorded for our new trio CD for ECM.

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Arild Andersen Trio plays «Alfie»

Posted on aug 21, 2013 in Video | 0 comments

From a Concert at Cosmopolite in Oslo November 25 , 2012. Tommy Smith Saxophone, Paolo Vinaccia drums. This is recorded on our new CD » Mira » coming out soon on ECM

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Posted on des 31, 2012 in News | 0 comments

2012 is at it´s end. It has been a  good and busy  year. In December I recorded a new trio cd  with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia. It will be released on ECM in October. We recorded at  Rainbow studio in Oslo with Manfred Eicher and Jan Erik Kongshaug. The  concert at Oslo Jazz Festival with Arild Andersen Quintet was selected «Concert of the Year» in Norwegian paper Dagbladet. A Great review in DOWN BEAT  for the cd » Celebration» . » Conspire to make  it one of the best albums of the year.If the recording quality were just a tad  brigther –  five stars. It was captured live.           The Cd » Space is the Place»  with Carsten Dahl and Jon Christensen  was selected record of the year in Danish newspaper » Politiken» It came second as record of the year in Dagbladet ,Norway.           The recording » Quiet Winter Night » I made with Jan Gunnar Hoff and others is nominated for US Grammy for best surround recording. Recoded by Morten Lindberg,...

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