Arild Andersen Selected Recordings

Arild Andersen - ECM Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM Rarum XIX}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 29, 2018
Arild Andersen - ECM Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM Rarum XIX}

Arild Andersen - ECM Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM Rarum XIX}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Bassist Arild Andersen may not be one of ECM's best-known bandleaders (to Americans, that is), but that hasn't stopped him from amassing an impressive catalog as one of the label's senior statesmen. Andersen himself comments in the liner notes at how fortunate and surprised he was when looking back over his catalog and realizing how many younger players graced his sides. The evidence, however, is that Andersen is too humble: his guidance is like a beacon in bringing the best out of many who would become leaders in their own right. A fine example is on "Vanilje," which opens the album and comes from the Masqualero album. Here Andersen, Jon Balke, and drummer Jon Christensen host two stunning players on the front line, young saxophonist Tore Brunborg and a fresh-faced Nils Petter Molvaer on trumpet.
Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018)

Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018)
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Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM - ECM 2594

Norwegian master bassist Arild Andersen s trio with big-toned tenorist Tommy Smith and powerhouse drummer Paolo Vinaccia is one of the most viscerally exciting jazz small groups of the present moment. Its energies are arguably best captured in a live context, and here the three musicians deliver a characteristically smoking performance at the Villa Rothstein in Bad Ischl, Austria, recorded in September 2016. Their earlier concert recording Live At Belleville, was issued a decade ago to rave reviews and a shower of awards. Absolutely and unreservedly marvellous said the BBC Music Magazine. How often do just three musicians produce music as vast and panoramic in its scale and vision? asked Jazzwise.
Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, Patrice Heral, Terje Rypdal - Karta (2000)

Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, Patrice Héral, Terje Rypdal - Kartā (2000)
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Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Ambient | Label: ECM | # ECM 1704, 543 035-2

This end-of-the-millennium quartet session probably best defines all the inherent contradictions in who ECM attracts to the label – what kind of musician records for them – and what concerns these artists and ECM's chief producer (and creator) Manfred Eicher hold in common. This set, although clearly fronted by Markus Stockhausen and Arild Andersen on brass and bass, respectively, allows space for the entire quartet to inform its direction. Héral and Rypdal are not musicians who can play with just anybody; their distinctive styles and strengths often go against the grain of contemporary European jazz and improvised music. Of the 11 compositions here, four are collectively written, with two each by Andersen and Stockhausen.
Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 55:28 minutes | 621 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Norwegian master bassist Arild Andersen's trio with big-toned tenorist Tommy Smith and powerhouse drummer Paolo Vinaccia is one of the most viscerally exciting jazz small groups of the present moment.
Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018)

Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 331 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 Mb | 00:55:30
Jazz, Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, ECM Records

Norwegian master bassist Arild Andersen s trio with big-toned tenorist Tommy Smith and powerhouse drummer Paolo Vinaccia is one of the most viscerally exciting jazz small groups of the present moment. Its energies are arguably best captured in a live context, and here the three musicians deliver a characteristically smoking performance at the Villa Rothstein in Bad Ischl, Austria, recorded in September 2016. Their earlier concert recording Live At Belleville, was issued a decade ago to rave reviews and a shower of awards. Absolutely and unreservedly marvellous said the BBC Music Magazine. How often do just three musicians produce music as vast and panoramic in its scale and vision? asked Jazzwise.
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
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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
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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.