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 energized work. It’s a happy coincidence that the new millennium has seen both Garbarek and Andersen—ECM artists, both—create what may be their individual masterpieces Review at «Trio i toppslag. Klubbjobb for evigheten.» Review Dagbladet, Terje Mosnes » This is nothing short of a masterclass» Review Jazzwise  London A knockout ECM release Rewiew BBC Music Magazine, Roger Thomas Arild Andersen Jazzman juin 09 Jazzmagazine France   With enough form to lend cohesive shape to the entire set and plenty of freedom to allow Andersen, Smith and Vinaccia to take the music where they will, Live at Belleville is Andersen’s most exciting release to date. Even more, balanced with its lyrical and, at times, near- orchestral tendencies, it’s the best disc of Andersen’s long and varied career. John Kelman All About Jazz That the music is so consistently intelligent and passionate is a tribute to all three members of the trio All About Jazz Best of 2008 Bel disco all’insegna del jazz di qualità, con qualche limite a livello di ricerca e innovazione, ma suonato splendidamente con libertà, disinvoltura e forte personalità. Italia All About Jazz...

Read More

European Musician 2008

Posted on jan 20, 2009 in Awards | 0 comments

«Academie du Jazz » consisting of about 50 jazz critics in France gave Arild Andersen » Prix du Musicien Européen » in 2008.  This for the record «Live at Belleville» and contributions to European jazz...

Read More

Live at Belville (2008)

Posted on sep 1, 2008 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Arild Andersen Trio Arild Andersen double-bass, live-electronics Paolo Vinaccia drums Tommy Smith tenor saxophone Independency Part 1 Independency Part 2 Independency Part 3 Independency Part 4 Prelude to a kiss Outhouse Dreamhorse Live recording of Arild Andersen’s exciting new trio, playing in Oslo’s Belleville club and at the Drammen Theatre, spurred on by an enthusiastic crowd. Apart from Duke Ellington’s “Prelude To A Kiss”, played with much feeling by Tommy Smith, the music is all written by Andersen, and it burns. “Live At Belleville” may be Arild’s most powerful trio recording since “Triptykon” with Garbarek and Vesala, back in 1972.Recorded September 2007 ECM 2078 Go to reviews | Order CD at ECM | Download from...

Read More