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Arild Andersen - Tales of Hackney (2019)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 1, 2019
Arild Andersen - Tales of Hackney (2019)

Arild Andersen, Clive Bell, Mark Wastell - Tales of Hackney (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 239.13 Mb | 50:03 | Covers
Post-Bop, Modern Creative | Label: Confront - core 05

Arild Andersen (double-bass, electronics), Clive Bell (thai mouth organ, shakuhachi, pi saw, shinobue) and Mark Wastell (percussion, shruti box). This genre defying trio release their debut offering, Tales Of Hackney. Quick to capture the energy and undeniable empathy of their celebrated live performances at Cafe OTO on 24 September 2017, the troika reconvened the following day for an intense 10-hour east London studio session. The beguiling, often meditative results see Andersen deploy his usual sensitivity of touch and evocative tone, as he works in empathetic tandem with Wastell's refined percussive textures and Bell's Asian woodwind armoury.
Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, Patrice Heral, Terje Rypdal - Karta (2000)

Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, Patrice Héral, Terje Rypdal - Kartā (2000)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:21
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 - The Triangle (2004) {ECM 1752}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 13, 2018
Arild Andersen - The Triangle (2004) {ECM 1752}

Arild Andersen / Vassilis Tsabropoulos / John Marshall - The Triangle (2004) {ECM 1752}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Arild Andersen's trio emphasises the writing and playing of Greek pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos, whose melodic improvising and sense of form are influenced by his background as a classical musician. Tsabropoulos's tunes, and his arrangement of Ravel here, cast the jazz ‘piano trio’ genre in another light - as do his contributions to Andersen’s pieces and the collective improvisation “European Triangle". Arild Andersen's driving bass and John Marshall's inventive drums give the music its sense of propulsion.

Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) [3CDs] {ECM 2143/45}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 24, 2019
Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) [3CDs] {ECM 2143/45}

Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) [3CDs] {ECM 2143/45}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 746MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 306MB + 5% Recovery
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 - 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}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 410MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 171MB + 5% Recovery
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 Group - Electra (2005) {ECM 1908} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 1, 2017
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.

Arild Andersen - Sagn (1990) {ECM 1435} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 1, 2017
Arild Andersen - Sagn (1990) {ECM 1435} [Re-Up]

Arild Andersen - Sagn (1990) {ECM 1435}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Sagn was the result of a commission for the 1990 Vossajazz festival that sealed the collaborative spirits of singer Kirsten Bråten Berg and bassist Arild Andersen. Blending folk songs from their native Norway, along with jazz and rock elements, the two shared the stage with percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, saxophonist Bendik Hofseth, pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, and guitarist Frode Alnæs. While we don’t have (so far as I’m aware) a live recording of what was surely an historic occasion, we do have this ECM studio rendition, buffed and polished to a mirror’s shine. Sagn is a massive effort, one of ECM’s fullest on a single disc, and stands as Andersen’s most personal statement to date.

Arild Andersen - Arv (1994) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 1, 2017
Arild Andersen - Arv (1994) [Re-Up]

Arild Andersen - Arv (1994)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 383MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Bassist Arild Andersen's epic Nordic folk and jazz fusion, with Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, Kirsten Brеten Berg on vocal, munnharpe, langeleik, Bendik Hofseth on tenor and soprano saxophones and guests Bugge Wesseltoft (voice) and Paolo Vinaccia (percussion). It's austere, sparse beauty offers a haunting sound, and gives Braten Berg an perfect platform for her voice. The moods shift constantly from cool Nordic jazz to warm Brazilian rhythms, then overlaps them in something completely original and yet somehow welcoming and familiar. Recorded in 1993, this was his final recording for KKV before moving into the ECM stable.
Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018)

Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia & Tommy Smith - In-House Science (Live) (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 293.82 Mb | 55:30 | Cover
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.

Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012) {ECM 2259}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 23, 2018
Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012) {ECM 2259}

Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012) {ECM 2259}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

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. Andersen’s composition “Independency” is a 16-minute highlight, in a sensitive and powerful arrangement by Mike Gibbs. Other contributing arrangers are Makoto Ozone, Christian Jacob, Geoff Keezer and Trygve Seim/Øyvind Bræke: all of them contribute sterling work, and their arrangements are likely to enter modern jazz’s big band repertory book. Recorded live at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatory, “Celebration” is a highly attractive album for a broad listenership, and as a statement about music introduced by ECM will be of special interest to long-time followers of the label.