Richard Andersson
- bass player & composer





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    Direct link for physical copy of Splitting up in Boston – Garzone/Bergonzi/Moses/Andersson

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    Several people have asked me where they can buy my new album. Here you have the direct link to the physical copy:
    Splitting up in Boston – Garzone/Bergonzi/Moses/Andersson
    Hope you’ll enjoy!

    First release on my new label!

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    splitting up in boston coverNew release from danish bass player Richard Andersson

    Richard Andersson
    Splitting up in Boston – Garzone/Bergonzi/Moses/Andersson
    Hobby Horse Records 2015

    Release date Oct. 30th 2015

    In December 2012 Danish bass player, Richard Andersson, traveled to The States to meet up with a few of the most respected musicians of the jazz scene of Boston; Drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses and the two legendary saxophone players Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone.
    This short and intense meeting resulted in more than three hours of recording material in addition to a live recording at the legendary venue Lily Pad. It took almost three years before Richard Andersson was finished editing the many hours of improvised music. Now,that it is finally done, the first of two records from the intense weekend in Boston is ready for release on Richard Andersson’s new label,Hobby Horse Records.

    New professional YouTube video

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    Icelandic trio pressefoto

    I’m very happy about this first professionally made video of my Icelandic trio! It’s recorded at the beutifull church, Fríkirkjan in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. Enjoy!

    Oskar Gudjonson ts

    Matthias Hemstock dr

    Richard Andersson b

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj_0sqYjbkI

    I’m still in Reykjavik!

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    So much has happened since my last update! The master plan was to go back to Denmark in June 2014 after 10 months here in Reykjavik. My Family and I did go back to Denmark in June, and we stayed over the Summer, where I played a bunch of gigs with different bands, but we ended up in Reykjavik again in mid-August just in time for the annual Reykjavik jazz festival. I played three great shows at the festival, Andres Thor quartet featuring the New York drummer Ari Hoenig, My own trio featuring Andreas Fryland on drums and the great Aaron Parks on piano and then a CD release concert with trumpeter Snorri Sigurdssons new quartet.

     

    I’m very excited to tell you, that my Danish band, Udu, is coming here to Reykjavik tomorrow! It has been over a year since we played our last tour, which was in Poland. This time we are going to play three concerts in the area around Reykjavik and do a workshop at the local jazz school, FIH.

    Links:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XAoAR4yw2w

    https://soundcloud.com/richard-g-andersson/orkanens-je

     https://soundcloud.com/richard-g-andersson/this-is-not-an-elevator

     

    Next week my old friend from Manhattan School of Music, Anna Webber, is coming to Reykjavik. We are playing Kex Tuesday Nov 25th and Tio Dropar on Saturday Nov 28th. Check her out here:

    http://www.annakristinwebber.com/index2.html

     

    I’m still working on finishing the recording I did with Moses, Garzone and Bergonzi, but I’m getting there! Hope to tell you more soon! You can have a sneak peek here:

    https://soundcloud.com/richard-g-andersson/bobs-drum

    https://soundcloud.com/richard-g-andersson/one-for-all-for-one

     

     

    Iceland, Denmark and Poland

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    It has been a while since my last update. In the meantime I have moved to the innovative capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. All though the city only have about 200.000 inhabitance, the jazz scene is very interesting, and there is a bunch of very good players! I started up a weekly jazz jam session at a bar called Hresso, so I get to play with a lot of the local musicians there.

     

    Right now I’m in Copenhagen, where I have been playing some gigs during the last week. Tomorrow I’ll go on a tour with my band Udu. The first tour ever for this band! We are going to play four concerts in the northern part of Poland. Thanks to Grzegorz Rogala, who has helped me putting this tour together!

     

    Other than playing I have finished mixing the studio recording with George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi and Ra-Kalam Bob Moses., which I hope to release really soon!

     

    Stay posted!

    Summer update

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    Getting ready for some fun gigs over the summer starting tomorrow. I have the privillage to play thre gigs during the Odense JamDays festival as a leader. It is going to be thre different saxophone trios at a small new coffee and wine bar called Nelles. Also during the Copenhagen jazz festival I’m playing four different concerts as a leader with four different constellations. I’m happy to tell you, that Bob Moses is going to join me for one gig on the 12th with the great Rudi Mahall on bass clarinet. I also get to play one gig with this years artist in residence, Tyshawn Sorey, in the end of July with Nikolaj Hess on piano. On the 1st of August my Family and I are moving to Iceland for 10 months, and we are looking very much forward to that! It is going to be exciting to meet new people. Especially from the Innovative Icelandic music scene.

    Other than that I’m currently mixing the recording I did with George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi and Bob Moses. Everything sounds great, but the hard thing is to pick the right tracks! I hope to release it juring the fall.

     

    Here is a list of the concerts I’m playing during the summer.

     

    As a leader:

    June

    27th at 4pm Richard Andersson/ Marek Konarski feat. Kresten Osgood, Nelles wine and Coffee, Odense

    28th at 6pm Richard Andersson/ Andreas Fryland feat. Christina Von Bulow, Nelles wine and Coffee, Odense

    29th at 12pm Richard Andersson/ Andreas Fryland feat. Tomasz Franck, Nelles wine and coffee, Odense

    July

    6th at 3pm Richard Andersson/ RJ Miller feat. Tomasz Franck, KafCafe, CPH jazz festival

    9th at 9pm Richard Andersson Udu feat. Jesper Zeuthen, Peter Bruun and TBA, Huset I Magstræde , CPH jazz festival

    12th at 6pm Richard Andersson feat. Bob Moses and Rudi Mahall, KafCafe, CPH jazz festival

    13th at 9pm Richard Andersson & ImmerGrün feat. Rudi Mahall, Henrik Walsdorff and Kasper Tom, Blågårds Apotek, CPH jazz festival

    28th Richard Andersson/ Nikolaj Hess feat Tyshawn Sorey, Gammel Brydegaard, Helnæsvej 4, 5683 Haarby

     

    As a side man:

    June

    27th at 7pm Tomasz Dabrowski/ Sven Meinild/ Richard Andersson feat. Tyshawn Sorey, Brandst, Odense

    July

    5th at 9pm Tomasz Franck/ Christina Von Bulow/ Andreas Fryland/ Richard Andersson, Mellemrummet, CPH jazz festival

    7th at 2:30pm Jais Baggestrøm/ Hans Mydtskov/ Jazper Lindenhof/ Richard Andersson, Gårdscenen Huset i Magstræde, CPH jazz Festival

    9th at 7pm Jais Baggestrøm/ Hans Mydtskov/ Jazper Lindenhof/ Richard Andersson, Karensminde kulturhus, CPH jazz festival

    9th at midnight Andreas Fryland/ Per Møllehøj/ Richard Andersson, La Fontaine, CPH jazz festival

    12th at midnight Andreas Fryland/ Jesper Løvdal/ Richard Andersson, La Fontaine, CPH jazz festival

    25th at 1pm Mads La Cour/ Jesper Løvdal/ Simon Krebs/ Anders Mogensen/ Richard Andersson, Sorø jazz festival

    April update

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    Other than a small tour in Poland I didn’t do much in March. So that’s why, I didn’t do a March update. But get ready for April!

    Starting today I’m going on a tour in Denmark with my band Intuition with Bill McHenry, Jacob Anderskov and RJ Miller. Tonight we are playing at Paradise Jazz in Copenhagen, so hope to see you folks in Copenhagen!
    Tour plan:
    8th Paradise Jazz Copenhagen
    9th Momentum, Odense
    10th Atlas (Sun Ship) Århus
    11th Huset in Aalborg

    On the 12th I’m playing a standard gig with Bill and RJ at Blågårds Apotek. planning on asking different cats to sit in…

    On the 14th I’m playing the jam session at La Fontaine with Andreas Fryland and the great New York saxophone player, Joel Frahm, so be sure to come and listen or play!

    Another great thing is, that I can confirme, that Dave Liebman is going to join us for some gigs in December! So far we have one gig at Daxter in Odense confirmed, other than a gig in Sweden and a gig at a jazz festival in the Czech Republic, but we are working on getting to play in Copenhagen as well. We’ll see…
    Lineup:
    Phil Markowitz piano
    Richard Andersson bass
    Anders Mogensen drums
    feat.
    Dave Liebman saxophone

    Check my website for more infomation in the coming months

    Copenhagen Jazz festival is also going to be exciting! I’m glad to tell you, that Rakalam Bob Moses is going to join us again this year! I’m probably going to play two gigs with him, but more about that later… I’m also going to play with my bands Udu and ImmerGrün, so I’m really looking forward to that!

    Hope everyone will have a nice April and hope to see you out there!

    Richard Andersson INTUITION in Aalborg on 04/11/13

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    Richard Andersson INTUITION in Odense on 04/09/13

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    February update

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    I just send an important application to Kunststyrelsen yesterday. If I’ll get the grand, it will help me to expand my international network and kik off my international career over the two next years, so I’m really much hoping that!!!

    I’m playing 3 jam openers this munth. The first one tonight at Jazzhus Montmartre with the Boston pianist, Kevin Herris and Niclas Campagnol on drums. Tomorrow I play the jam opener at La Fontaine with Jesper Lovdal and Andreas Fryland, and on Monday it’s at Dexter in Odense with Keven Herris and Anders Mogensen. Other than that, I’m going to be in the jury for the young jazz competition at Giant Steps in Svendborg, which I’m looking very much forward to. I didn’t win when I attended the competition back in 2007, but I’m happy that ‘I didn’t stop playing because of that!

    The Intuition tour in April looks like it is going to be four gigs in Copenhagen, Odense Aarhus and Aalborg. It’s going to be great to play the first tour after our release in april last year!

    Hope to see you out there!