Fri 11 - Sun 20 November 2016
Arild Andersen Quintet + Reijseger / Fraanje / Sylla
LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
SE1 8 XX
Norwegian master bassist and ECM recording artist Arild Andersen is a seminal figure in the evolution of European jazz. His international quintet features some of the continent’s most
prominent soloists – Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith, Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski, French drummer Patrice Heral and Swiss trumpeter Matthieu Michel.
Elegant and magical, the music of a trio making a long-awaited UK début displays a rare warmth and empathy. The angelic voice of Senegalese singer Mola Sylla creates a fascinating counterpoint with the agile improvisations of improv guru cellist Ernst Reijseger and pianist Harmen Fraanje – ‘romantic classicism intersects with African culture and jazzcentric improvisation’ (All About Jazz).