Arild Andersen w/ Vassilis Tsabropoulos and John Marshall - The Triangle (2003)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Arild Andersen w/ Vassilis Tsabropoulos and John Marshall
Title The Triangle
Length 53:19 Discs: 1 Tracks: 9
Format HQ 192+ kbps Packaging Jewel Case
Label ECM Cat. Number 1752
Style Avant-Garde; Jazz Rating
Recorded styczeń 2003 
Comment bardzo nastrojowe, a nie smętne
Musicians Credits
Arild Andersen acoustic bass
John Marshall drums
Vassilis Tsabropoulos piano
Producer Manfred Eicher
Engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug
Track list
Straight 05:39
Pavane (Ravel) 07:17
Saturday 05:30
Choral 06:30
Simple Thoughts 06:33
Prism 06:45
Lines 03:03
European Triangle 05:29
Cinderella Song 06:33
AMG Review by Thom Jurek (4):
Perhaps the most startling aspect of the Triangle, Arild Andersen's 15th date as a leader, and his second with pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos and drummer John Marshall is their re-visioning of the trio. Though Tsabropoulos composed five of the nine pieces here, he does not compose for himself as the centerpiece of the trio's expression. The bass is the true centerpiece of this group's language. And it is not simply because Andersen is the group's "leader." Tsabropoulos was a classical player who came to improvisation late, and jazz later. His phrasing is unique and rhythmic, and his writing lends itself to notions of pulse and color rather than single-line flights of inquiry. Andersen's long-handed style offers unique articulation of the rhythmic pulse allowing for his part to balance Marshall's dancing style of drumming with the knottier eloquence of the Tsabropoulos five- or six- note motifs. The beautiful "Choral," is one example where Andersen's undersided melodic notions are colored by the beautiful chromatic voicings of the pianist. Marshall skitters and shimmers with his brushes, playing through them the rhythm. "Andersen's Saturday," is signatory in that it offers a wonderfully direct flow of even-handed grooves and layers of melody that present themselves in the foreground and reveal their full meaning in the rhythmic push and pull. "Pavane" offers another side of the Triangle with its crystalline lyric and parsed out rhythm coming from shards of chordal investigation. The closer, "Cinderella Song" by Tsabropoulos, strolls unhurriedly though shapes and rounds with Andersen's phrasing being the piece's "singing voice." The Triangle is a refreshing and sophisticated new way to hear the trio.