One of Europeâ€™s leading bass player since the early 70-ties. Andersen started out as a member of Jan Garbarek Quartet (67-73) withTerje Rypdal and Jon Christensen.Â Recorded 21 albums in his own name for ECM.Â Bill Frisell, Ralph Towner, Nana Vasconcelos, Paul Motian, Alphonze Mouzon, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor are among the great musicians that can be heard on some of these albums. From 1982-92 his band â€œMasqualeroâ€ included Nils Petter Molvaer and Jon Christensen and during the 90s his bands included Bugge Wesseltoft, Eivind Aarset and Nana Vasconcelos. In 2010 Arild recorded a live album with Tommy Smith's Jazz Orchestra - a celebration of the music of ECM called Celebrations. In January 2014 Â he released Mira on ECM a with his trio with Paolo Vinaccia and Tommy Smith
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