The Blue Lamp
Aberdeen AB25 1BU
8 pm (doors)
Andersen, one of Europe’s leading double bass players, started out playing with Jan Garbarek’s quintet. Since then he has worked with a number of legends such as Chick Korea and Pat Metheny, in addition to his own never-ending solo and ensemble projects. Scottish audiences may recall his concert series with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra a few years ago, where he celebrated his long-term record label ECM.
The band of the evening sees the addition of Norwegian pianist Helge Lien to his award-winning trio including Scotland’s foremost saxophonist Tommy Smith and Italian drummer Paolo Vinaccia. Their music has been described as intense, atmospheric and almost orchestral sounding – though always with freedom to go whereevr they decide. This is jazz at its highest level, musicians getting 5 star reviews wherever they play.