ARILD AN­DER­SEN

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The Rose Win­dow ★★★ In­tu­ition

The Ger­man In­tu­ition la­bel’s Euro­pean Jazz Leg­ends se­ries cap­tures its sub­jects live, direct to stereo ana­log tape, in the pris­tine acous­tics of the Theater Güter­sloh in cen­tral Ger­many. The sixth in the se­ries fea­tures Arild An­der­sen, the great Nor­we­gian bassist who played on Jan Gar­barek’s early record­ings, col­lab­o­rated with pi­o­neers Ge­orge Rus­sell and Don Cherry, and has re­leased more than a dozen records un­der his own name. An­der­sen was part of the gen­er­a­tion of Scan­di­na­vian mu­si­cians who forged a uniquely Euro­pean sound in jazz in the 1970s, and this live record­ing proves that at 70, the bassist still has plenty to say. His young trio, fea­tur­ing pi­anist Helge Lien and Bush­man’s Re­venge drum­mer Gard Nilssen, pro­vide the per­fect foil to An­der­sen’s huge, ring­ing tone and warm, singing melodies. Prop­er­mu­sic.com

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