℗ 2012 ECM Records GmbH under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Released May 25, 2012
Duration 1h 01m 45s
Genre Jazz


Arild Andersen, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Tommy Smith

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May Dance
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Molde Canticle, Pt.1
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Crystal Silence
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Ulrikas Dans
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Independency, Pt.4
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
My Song
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Digital Booklet
"Lyricism is, in fact, a key foundation of Celebration, whether it's in Andersen's ever-present voice, Smith's own occasional solo opportunities, or the arrangements themselves, which run the gamut from potent dramaturgy to sublime understatement ... Andersen and Smith make a clear statement: that ECM's vast repertoire is, in fact, filled with music rife for reinterpretation in any context. Hopefully this Celebration won't be the last." - All About Jazz Double bassist Arild Andersen shines as the principal soloist in a celebration of music drawn from ECM's catalogue with specially-commissioned big band arrangements of well-known pieces by Dave Holland, Chick Corea, Trygve Seim, Jan Garbarek and Keith Jarrett, recorded live at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatory in October 2010. Resourceful saxophonist Tommy Smith adds powerful tenor solos, provides an arrangement and directs the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra on this programme that spotlights Andersen’s own 16 minute composition Independency, sensitively and powerfully arranged here by Mike Gibbs. Other contributing arrangers are Makoto Ozone, Christian Jacob, Geoff Keezer and Trygve Seim/Øyvind Bræke, all of whom contribute sterling work with arrangements likely to enter modern jazz’s big band repertory book.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Studio Masters

Recorded live October 2010 at Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Recording Engineer: Mark McKellen Edited and mixed by Tommy Smith, Arild Andersen, Manfred Eicher and Jan Erik Kongshaug (engineer) at Rainbow Studio, September 2011 Cover Photo: Muriel Olesen Liner Photos: Roar Vestad Album produced by Manfred Eicher
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May Dance
Molde Canticle, Pt.1
Crystal Silence
Ulrikas Dans
Independency, Pt.4
My Song

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