Reviews: The Triangle (2004)

Posted on jul 5, 2004 in Record Reviews | 1 comment

Most acoustic jazz pianotrios make the keyboard the central focus.In this one it’s the remarkable double-bass playing of the Norwegian Arild Andersen-a virtuoso who can make a plucked note sound as it might last forever. His musical awareness imparts logic and grace to both his own contributions and the ensemble sound of his group. Triangle is more animated and alert than it’s more ruminative predecessor Achirana. A few of the pieces have unexpectedly direct grooves and catchy hooks, several are romantic,broken-chord drifters echoed by abstract percussion-rustles, but the...

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The Triangle (2004)

Posted on jun 30, 2004 in Discography, Leader | 0 comments

Arild Andersen: double-bass Vassilis Tsabropoulos: piano John Marshall: drums ECM 1752 CD 0440 038 1212 (3) Release: 16th February 2004 “The Triangle” referred to by Arild Andersen in the title of his 15th album as a leader for ECM is one that could be formed by drawing lines on the map to connect Oslo, Athens and London – home bases for the three principals here, musicians who between them pool a great deal of information and channel it into a “European” jazz of their own making. Much has been written in recent seasons about the relative merits of improvising on either side of the...

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