The Arild Anderson Trio ft. Tommy Smith & Paolo Vinaccia - 15th May 2016
World class jazz came to the Inchyra Arts Club with the fabulous tone and exciting articulation of Arild Andesen's double bass playing. The Norwegian master is one of the key figures in European jazz and Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny and John Schofield are among the giants whose rhythm sections have featured Andersen's magical presence and sure sense of time. A long association with the leading jazz label EM has seen Andersen appear on more than 40 releases and reinforced his reputation across the world.
Widely regarded as one fo the finest groups currently working in Jazz, Andersen's trio with the Scottish saxophone virtuoso Tommy Smith and the sensational Italian drummer Paolo Vinaccia presents music that thrills and moves the listener in equal measure. Drop-dead gorgeous melodies, razor-sharp interaction, urgent rhythms and, the hall mark of all great jazz, spontaneous creativity, converge in a live music experience that transcends style and genre and makes an Arild Anderson Trio concert an unmissable event.
Anderson formed the trio in 2007 with the aim of breaking new ground in contemporary jazz and their impact was immediate. The group's initial live performances were noted for their astonishing power, precision and dynamism. This energy was quickly captureed on 'Live at Belleville', released in 2008 on ECM to widespread critical acclaim. The same year Andersen was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix du Musicien Europeen de l'Academie du Jazz in France for this recording.
Since then the trio have toured regularly and consolidated their worldwide reputation as an utterly compelling live act. The trio have travelled widely and won the appreciation of jazz audiences as far afield as the USA, Japan, Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, Nicaragua, Argentina, India, Guatemala, Panama, Canada, South Korea and Egypt. We were delighted to be able to bring an act of this calibre to Inchyra and it was absolutely a night to remember.