Arild Andersen Selected Recordings

Carsten Dahl / Arild Andersen / Patrice Heral - Moon Water (2004)

Carsten Dahl / Arild Andersen / Patrice Heral - Moon Water (2004)
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Contemporary Jazz | Label: Stunt Records ‎– STUCD 03132

Recorded a year after The Sign, Moon Water shows definite signs of growth and increased interplay. Once again spontaneous composition makes up a third of the disc, with Dahl contributing six compositions and Andersen two. There’s an even stronger sense of immediate form emergent in the group improvisations, most notably on “Eouter et Jouer I” which, at over 15 minutes, is the centrepiece of the album. Starting from near silence, with Andersen delivering round, in-the-gut low tones and Heral adding subtle textures, Dahl enters gradually. Anderson and Dahl are especially in synch, both building figures that are sometimes in response to the other’s ideas, at other times moving things forward. Heral slowly introduces a slow 4/4 pulse and the whole piece takes on form little-by-little. Lengthy improvisations such as this can often appear aimless, meandering; but while Dahl, Andersen and Heral are clearly on the lookout, there is an underlying sense of purpose.

Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 7, 2017
Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 61:45 minutes | 675 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bassist Arild Andersen shines as the principal soloist in a celebration of music from ECM with specially-commissioned new big-band arrangements of well-known pieces by Dave Holland, Chick Corea, Trygve Seim, Jan Garbarek, and Keith Jarrett. The resourceful Tommy Smith adds powerful tenor solos, arranges Garbarek's "Molde Canticle", and directs the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.
Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) {Early Quartets ECM 2143/45 3CDs Boxset} [Re-Up]

Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) {Early Quartets ECM 2143/45 3CDs Boxset}
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Genre: Jazz

Box set in ECM’s acclaimed Old & New Masters series reintroduces Arild Andersen’s first three leader dates for the label – Clouds In My Head, Shimri, and Green Shading Into Blue. Recorded between 1975 and 1978, none of these albums has previously been issued on compact disc, and this edition is eagerly awaited. The music traces Andersen’s personal evolution from ‘free’-inclined bassist to bandleader-composer and introduces some players who would prove important for the future of the music – amongst them an 18-year-old Jon Balke on the “Clouds” session.
Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith, Paolo Vinaccia - Mira (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith, Paolo Vinaccia - Mira (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:54 minutes | 1,39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and Italian expat drummer Paolo Vinaccia made waves around the world with their award-winning debut recording, the much lauded concert album Live at Belleville. Mira, the trio's studio follow-up, is a programme of soulful ballads and midtempo free-floating sound explorations, pairing Anderson’s muscular bass with Smith’s vaulting tenor in an exceptionally compelling blend.

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 6, 2016
Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}
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Genre: Jazz

In many ways, the last volume in the ECM Rarum series of artist-chosen retrospectives is also one of its finest. Jon Christensen is the label's drummer of drummers. He has played with virtually every major leader on the roster, and his fluid, enigmatic touch has graced ECM's most outstanding recordings. Christensen has the rapacious appetite of an Elvin Jones or Roy Haynes, but combines it with the wondrously light, dancer's touch of a Billy Higgins. The nine tracks here showcase Christensen's uncanny ability to adapt, color, and in some cases even drive the vision of a bandleader toward its flourish.

Arild Andersen - Hyperborean (1997) {ECM 1631}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 8, 2015
Arild Andersen - Hyperborean (1997) {ECM 1631}

Arild Andersen - Hyperborean (1997) {ECM 1631}
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Genre: Jazz, World Fusion

Arild Andersen's Hyperborean is based on an Ancient Greek legend: according to the myth, the Hyperboreans lived beyond the north winds, where the sun god Apollo presided. Andersen has created an impressive song cycle that draws from contemporary instrumental, European jazz, jazz-rock and the distinctive ECM production sound. Andersen's playing is typically tasteful and the compositions are unpredictable and evocative, making Hyperborean another worthy addition to his catalog.

Arild Andersen - If You Look Far Enough (1993) {ECM 1493}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 4, 2015
Arild Andersen - If You Look Far Enough (1993) {ECM 1493}

Arild Andersen - If You Look Far Enough (1993) {ECM 1493}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Norwegian bassist Andersen's reputation in Europe over the decades is well established. He has appeared on a number of significant recordings, most notably Jan Garbarek's SAGN, and with his own iconoclastic ensemble Masqualero. IF YOU LOOK FAR ENOUGH distills those past endeavors into a most atmospheric, spacious outing. The more traditional elements of Andersen's heritage meet face-to-face with a profoundly European free-jazz sensibility.
Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner & Naná Vasconcelos - If You Look Far Enoug (1993)

Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner & Naná Vasconcelos - If You Look Far Enoug (1993)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:51 min | 136 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Norwegian bassist Andersen's reputation in Europe over the decades is well established. He has appeared on a number of significant recordings, most notably Jan Garbarek's SAGN, and with his own iconoclastic ensemble Masqualero. IF YOU LOOK FAR ENOUGH distills those past endeavors into a most atmospheric, spacious outing. The more traditional elements of Andersen's heritage meet face-to-face with a profoundly European free-jazz sensibility.
Carsten Dahl, Arild Andersen & Jon Christensen - Under the Rainbow (2013)

Carsten Dahl, Arild Andersen & Jon Christensen - Under the Rainbow (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:37 min | 105 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Storyville Records

Three of Europe’s best improvisers meet yet again: Carsten Dahl (piano), Arild Andersen (bass) and Jon Christensen (drums) have recorded a new album featuring state-of-the-art jazz improvisations. “Under the Rainbow” is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Space is the Place” recorded in 2011. An album described as: “a modern jazz album that meets the standards of Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and a small handful of other trios” -Terje Mosnes, Dagbladet, Norway

Arild Andersen Group - Electra (2005) {ECM 1908} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 24, 2014
Arild Andersen Group - Electra (2005) {ECM 1908} [Re-Up]

Arild Andersen Group - Electra (2005) {ECM 1908}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 484MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Arild Andersen's Electra was composed for the Spring Theater in Athens for their production. These "18 Scenes," as they are subtitled, represent various cues and serial music for the production of Sophocles' deeply moving classic. Andersen collaborates with both European and Greek musicians here, among them the great vocalist Savina Yannatou, guitarist Eivind Aarset, drummer Patrice Heral, and trumpeter Arve Henriksen. The music is heavily arranged, taut, and spacious. Everything is understated yet utterly dramatic.