Thursday 14th November 2013 Start 8.00pm
When this trio released the album "Live at Bellville" in 2008 ( ECM records ), they were met with great enthusiasm from both the public and the press. Arild Andersenreceived the prize “European Jazz musician of the Year 2008” by the “Academie du Jazz “ in France for the release.
Arild Andersen is a well-known name in the jazz world. He is a legend in Norwegian and international jazz.
Andersen is known for his collaboration with Jan Garbarek from the 1960′s, and this time he also played with musicians like Don Cherry, Sam Rivers and George Russell.
In 1982 he started the legendary band “Masqualero “with Jon Christensen, Nils Petter Molvaer, Jon Balke and Tore Brunborg. The band existed for 10 years, releasing four albums and won three Norwegian Grammy Awards and from 1990 he has continued this work combining Norwegian folk music with improvised music.
He has worked with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, Paul Bley , Ralph Towner , Nana Vasconcelos , John Scofield, Pat Metheny among others.
From 2007 he has played and toured with the new trio with Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and Italian/Norwegian drummer Paolo Vinaccia.
Tommy Smithis a long time favourite of Blue Lamp audiences for his energy and lyricism on saxophone with his own unique sound. He is one of Scotland's leading jazz musicians and composers, an internationally recognised soloist and bandleader since the late-1980s and the musical director and driving force behind the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and his own Youth Jazz Orchestra. His CV, since touring and recording the Whiz Kids (ECM Records) album with vibraphonist Gary Burton at the age of eighteen, includes a total of twenty-three albums under his own name for Hep Records, GFM, Blue Note Records, Linn Records and his own Spartacus label.
Paolo Vinaccia Italian drummer and composer has worked with Arild Andersen for many years in a wide range of projects. He has lived in Norway since 1979 and has been extremely active in the Norwegian and European jazz scene and a central improviser with Nils Petter Molvaer, Ketil Bjornstad, Terje Rypdal, Bugge Wesseltoft, Palle Mikkelborg, Bendik Hofseth, Mike Mainieri and many others. In 2006 he was commissioned by Canal Street Jazz Festival for the original work “Landkjenning” with Terje Rypdal, and can be heard on over 100 recordings that range from world music to pop.