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 Marc Halbheer's 5th Edition - Arild Andersen (Bass)

Arild Andersen is born in Norway. He is one of Europe’s leading bass players since the early 1970-ties and a key figure of the Nordic Jazz Scene.

Starting out as a member of Jan Garbarek’s Quartet together with Terje Rypdal and Jon Christensen, he soon played in the local rhythm section in Oslo for visiting American musicians. Andersen worked with Phil Woods, Dexter Gordon, Hampton Hawes, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Don Cherry, Paul Bley, George Russell, Sam Rivers, Chick Corea, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheney or John Scofield.

He has recorded 21 albums in his own name for ECM-Records. Bill Frisell, Ralph Towner, Nana Vasconcelos, Paul Motian, Alphonze Mouzon, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor Nils Petter Molvaer, Jon Christensen, Bendik Hofseth, Bugge Wesseltoft, Eivind Aarset and Nana Vasconcelos.

In 2005 he started a Trio with Tommy Smith sax and Paolo Vinaccia drums. Their ECM release “Live at Belleville“ has received raving reviews around the world and the trio was claimed as the highlight of Tokyo’s International Jazz Festival in 2010 by the Japanese press.

He was awarded “ Jazz Musician of the year 2008 “ from Academie du Jazz in Paris (Fr).

The new trio record «MIRA» with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia was released on ECM records on January 17 2014.


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