Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen (1945) is a fine example of a musician whose talents are welcome in many different jazz genres. At home and on tour, he has featured in the rhythm sections of American heavyweights like Phil Woods, Dexter Gordon, and Sonny Rollins. In the early 1970s, Andersen entered the lion’s den of the New York jazz scene where he played with Stan Getz, Sam Rivers, Steve Kuhn, and Paul Bley. Later, he formed his own quartet and recorded albums for ECM. Andersen then went on to work in various groups with famous artists like Kenny Wheeler, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, and fellow countrymen who had found fame with ECM, like Jan Garbarek and Terje Rypdal. In the next phase of his career, Andersen combined traditional Norwegian music with improvised music on albums like Sagn and Arv. Since 2005, he has been working with tenor saxophonist Tommy Smith and drummer Paolo Vinaccia in the Arild Andersen Trio. The live album In-House Science was released on ECM in 2018.