The fabulous singing tone and exciting articulation of Arild Andersen’s double bass playing have made the Norwegian master one of the key figures in European jazz. Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny and John Scofield are among the giants whose rhythm sections have featured Andersen’s magical presence and sure sense of time and a long association with the leading jazz label ECM, which has seen Andersen appear on more than 40 releases, has reinforced his reputation across the world.
Widely regarded as one of the finest groups currently working in jazz, Andersen’s trio with the Scottish saxophone virtuoso Tommy Smith and the sensational Italian drummer Paolo Vinaccia presents music that thrills and moves the listener in equal measure. Drop-dead gorgeous melodies, razor-sharp interaction, urgent rhythms and the hallmark of all great jazz, spontaneous creativity converge in a live music experience that transcends style and genre and makes an Arild Andersen Trio concert an unmissable event.
“Andersen himself opened the concert with a quite spectacular bass solo, full of drive and passion” – Jazz Journal on Arild Andersen at EFG London Jazz Festival 2015