Arild Andersen / Tommy Smith / Paolo Vinaccia.

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«Science»  Played by Arild Andersen trio . Cosmopolite ,Oslo November 25 ,2012

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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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Review Of «Celebration» New York City Jazz Records

Posted on mai 13, 2013 in News, Record Reviews | 0 comments

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New Video Arild Andersen Quintet at Oslo Jazzfestival 2012

Posted on feb 16, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Saturday        By Arild Andersen   recorded August 18, 2012  at Oslo jazzfestival. Tommy Smith ,Markus Stockhausen,Marcin Wasilewski, Arild Andersen,Patrice Heral

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A new video with Arild Andersen Trio

Posted on feb 11, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Mira         By Arild Andersen recorded  November 2012 with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia

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Videos with Arild Andersen Quintet at Oslo jazzfestival 2012

Posted on jan 6, 2013 in News | 0 comments

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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....

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Down Beat 4 1/2 stars for «Celebration»

Posted on des 23, 2012 in Blogsidebar, News, Record Reviews | 1 comment

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My New Jean Auray Bass with a Lion Head

Posted on aug 29, 2012 in News | 0 comments

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Arild Andersen Quintet Oslo Jazz Festival

Posted on aug 29, 2012 in Blogsidebar, Concert reviews, News | 0 comments

      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 night the band ended the Oslo Jazz Festival in...

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Reviews of » Celebration»

Posted on jul 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Some great reviews has been published  on » Celebration» You find them  here

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Posted on mai 28, 2012 in Discography, Leader, News | 0 comments

My new cd for ECM is now released .  Live recorded in Glasgow October 2010  Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith Buy CD

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A tribute to the music of ECM

Posted on mai 28, 2012 in Discography, Leader, News | 3 comments

CELEBRATION ARILD ANDERSEN SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA directed by Tommy Smith  MAY DANCE 6:21 Dave Holland arranged by Christian Jacob MOLDE CANTICLE [part 1] 8:50 Jan Garbarek arranged by Tommy Smith CRYSTAL SILENCE 10:07 Chick Corea arranged by Makoto Ozone ULRIKAS DANS 11:15 Trygve Seim arranged by Trygve Seim & Øyvind Brække INDEPENDENCY IV 17:00 Arild Andersen arranged by Mike Gibbs MY SONG 7:51 Keith Jarrett arranged by Geoffrey Keezer Recorded 16th October 2010   Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Recorded by Mark McKellen.   Mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug  24th...

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Recording in Los Angeles

Posted on mar 23, 2012 in Blog, Blogsidebar, News | 0 comments

I just got back from Los Angeles where I recorded with Yelena Eckemoff and Peter Erskine at the fabulous  The Bridge Studios with engineer Rich Breen.

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Space Is The Place

Posted on mar 21, 2012 in News | 0 comments

New  Cd   Carsten Dahl / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen Space is the Place  ALBUM: Førstkommende fredag kveld spiller Carsten Dahl, Arild Andersen og Jon Christensen åpningskonsert på den 39. Vossa Jazz, og mye rart skal skje om ikke noen titler fra det blodferske albumet «Space is the Place» står på settlista. Uansett har festivalpublikum i Vossasalen på Park Hotel atskillig å se fram til av både tettvevd og eventyrlystent samspill. DEN danske pianisten og tidenes internasjonalt mest meritterte norske bass/trommer-par var plateaktuelle med «Short Fairytales» i 2006, og Dahl og Andersen...

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» Blackbird Bye Bye »

Posted on feb 14, 2012 in News | 0 comments

New cd out  Live at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2010  . Jan Erik Vold reads poems by Wallace Stevens. Bill Frisell guitar , Arild Andersen bass                                                                                                                                        

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New Year 2012

Posted on jan 20, 2012 in Blog, Blogsidebar, News | 1 comment

The new year started with the  good news that the CD  Rheomusi  with Fabiano Araujo trio  was voted among the 10 best records of Brazil 2011.           I will be doing some concerts with my new Quintet this year, and I am writing some new material for the Quintet. The trio with Paolo Vinaccia and Tommy Smith will be busy this year as well, I am looking forward to a creative year  .  

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Music Year 2011

Posted on des 18, 2011 in Blog, Blogsidebar, News | 0 comments

This year has been a great year for the trio with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia. We have played concerts in USA, Argentina ,India , Egypt ,Turkey in addition to Europe. I started a quintet with Marcin Wasilewski  piano, Patrice Heral drums, Tommy Smith saxophone and Markus Stockhausen altenating with Paolo Fresu on trumpet.  There are a couple of songs from Kongsberg in the musicplayer. ( Markus on trumpet) I did two concerts with the project «Celebration» together with SNJO at London jazzfestival and at the Molde Jazz festival. We also mixed the concert from Glasgow with this...

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Norways no 1 Record of all times.

Posted on nov 25, 2011 in Blog, News | 0 comments

This fall there has been a voting where 100 Norwegian musicians from all categories in music have  voted for their 10 favourite recordings of all times in Norway .  The record «Fairytales » with Radka Toneff and Steve Dobrogosz won. I produced the record back in 1982 and it was the first digital recording in Norway recorded 2 track in the «Grieg Hall» in Bergen. Second came the famous popgroup a-ha .  

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Posted on sep 26, 2011 in News | 1 comment

Last Saturday we finished mixing my new live cd for ECM » Celebration » . It is with «Scottish National Jazz Orchestra» directed by Tommy Smith.It will be out spring 2012 .The recording is from a concert in Glasgow last october.We play music from the ECM catalogue. Crystal Silence , Chick Corea. Molde Canticle, Jan Garbarek. May Dance , Dave Holland. Ulrikas Dans ,Trygve Seim. My Song , Keith Jarrett . Independency IV , Arild Andersen. Here is a Sample of Jan Garbarek´s Molde Canticle  arrangement by Tommy Smith Photos below are Manfred Eicher ,Jan Erik Kongshaug  and...

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Ystad Jazzfestival, Sweden

Posted on aug 9, 2011 in News | 4 comments

Last Saturday I played a concert at Ystad Theatre in Sweden. It was a band with Jan Lundgren piano,Peter Asplund trumpet and the fantastic singer from South Korea Youn Sun Nah. It was a direct broadcast for Swedish radio, but the link was broken due to heavy thunder storms. So Swedish Radio P2  left a link to the whole concert. If you want to listen here it is. Lyssna: Hela Jan Lundgrens konsert med sina vänner

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Kongsberg and Molde Jazz Festival

Posted on jul 31, 2011 in Blog, Blogsidebar, News | 0 comments

This summer I had a new quintet at the Kongsberg Jazz Fertival. It was Markus Stockhausen on trumpet ,Tommy Smith saxophone,Marcin Wasilewski piano and Patrice Heral on drums. A really European quintet. It was great fun and I really hope to do more concerts with this quintet. Some  music from this concert will be posted here a little later. At the Molde Festival I played a concert with Thomasz Stanko Quintet  featuring Craig Taiborn piano, Chris Potter sax, and Jim Black drums  .  So nice to play with Thomasz again and those fantastic musicians . Later in the week I had my own trio with...

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