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May Dance May Dance 6:26    
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Track length:6:26
Artist: Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Performer: Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Tommy Smith
Arild Andersen
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Lojac Music Pub. Co.
Composer: Dave Holland
ISRC: DEB331025901
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Molde Canticle, Part 1 Molde Canticle, Part 1 8:51    
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Track length:8:51
Artist: Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Performer: Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Tommy Smith
Arild Andersen
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jan Garbarek
ISRC: DEB331025902
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Crystal Silence Crystal Silence 10:04    
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Track length:10:04
Artist: Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Performer: Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Tommy Smith
Arild Andersen
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Universal MCA Music Publishing Inc.
Composer: Chick Corea
ISRC: DEB331025903
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Ulrikas Dans Ulrikas Dans 11:14    
Album only
Track length:11:14
Artist: Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Performer: Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Tommy Smith
Arild Andersen
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Trygve Seim
ISRC: DEB331025904
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Independency, Part 4 Independency, Part 4 16:59    
Album only
Track length:16:59
Artist: Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Performer: Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Tommy Smith
Arild Andersen
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Arild Andersen
ISRC: DEB331025905
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My Song My Song 8:08    
Album only
Track length:8:08
Artist: Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Performer: Scottish National Jazz Ochestra
Tommy Smith
Arild Andersen
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB331025906

assist 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.

Arild Andersen double-bass
Tommy Smith tenor saxophone
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Tommy Smith director

 

 

2102 ECM

About Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Orchestra:

The double-bass of Arild Andersen, for more than four decades an integral part of the sound of ECM, is heard for the first time as the lead voice in large ensemble arrangements of music associated with the label, on an album recorded live at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire. Under the direction of Tommy Smith, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, with Andersen as principal soloist, plays “May Dance” by Dave Holland, “Molde Canticle” by Jan Garbarek, “Crystal Silence” by Chick Corea, “Ulrikas Dans” by Trygve Seim, Arild’s’s own “Independency”, and “My Song” by Keith Jarrett. 

The project had its genesis in 2009 when ECM’s 40th anniversary inspired a number of tributes and festivals around the world. Tenorist Tommy Smith, who had been playing extensively with Arild in Andersen’s trio (see “Live At Belleville”), proposed a special event with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the big band he had founded in 1995. The orchestra is renowned both for its own programmes and for ...