Nordic jazz has many heroes, and foremost among them are bassist Arild Andersen and drummer/percussionist Paolo Vinaccia. Read more
Of all the many hours of music that the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has played and shared over the past twenty-one years it’s the ensemble’s affinity with Charles Mingus that’s the most striking. The orchestra celebrated this most characterful of jazzmen’s work in the early years of this century with a firecracker of a concert and here it was again, with its distinguished guest, Norwegian double bass master Arild Andersen, metaphorically brawling, reeling and positively rocking in rhythm ’n’ hymns.Read more
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is joined by master Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen to celebrate the life and work of a truly extraordinary jazz musician: the visionary bass player, bandleader and composer, Charles Mingus.