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Mira

Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith, Paolo Vinaccia

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"... the sheer depth and lustre of this trio's sound can invite you to start purring in grateful imitation."
- The Guardian

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1
Bygone
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
6:39
2
Blussy
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
6:01
3
Alfie
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
7:06
4
Rossetti
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
5:36
5
Reparate
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
8:37
6
Raijin
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
3:08
7
Le Saleya
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
5:23
8
Kangiten
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
1:41
9
Mira
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
7:04
10
Eight And More
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
6:04
11
Stevtone
Arild Andersen; Tommy Smith; Paolo Vinaccia
5:34
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:53
"... each track presenting a fresh mood and yet fitting a narrative line through the album, making it both cohesive and wide-ranging ... the delight that these three men take in playing together is almost palpable as the music they make flows from the speakers. An absolute joy."
- TheJazzBreakfast.com

"... a trio that has further evolved both its language and chemistry with Mira ... may find Andersen, Smith and Vinaccia in a generally more pensive mood, but that doesn't mean there aren't moments where the trio simmers with collective heat ... it's no surprise that Andersen, Vinaccia and Smith prove as capable of darker intents as they do more energetic exchanges."
- All About Jazz

Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and Italian expat drummer Paolo Vinaccia made waves around the world with their award-winning debut recording, the much lauded concert album Live at Belleville. Mira, the trio's studio follow-up, is a programme of soulful ballads and midtempo free-floating sound explorations, pairing Anderson’s muscular bass with Smith’s vaulting tenor in an exceptionally compelling blend. Most of the tunes on Mira are Andersen originals, though his bandmates also contribute material and there is an unexpected interpretation of Burt Bacharach’s Alfie, beautifully played by Smith here.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded December 2012 Rainbow Studio Oslo
Engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
Liner photos: Roar Vestad Cover
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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