CD review Out From a Cool Storage
In this 2003 recording, the gifted Norwegian bass player Thomas Winther Andersen’s regular band, Line Up, is joined by American tenor saxophonist Jimmy Halperin for a thoroughly contemporary exploration of some pleasing melodies, most of which are Thomas’s compositions. The musicianship here is of a very high order and there are numerous attractive and thoughtful solos by Thomas and Jimmy as well as by trumpeter Torgrim Sollid and guitarist Hakon Storm.Mathisen, while drummer Steve Altenberg provides a firm yet fluid base to the improvisations. Certainly, these are musicians to look out for!
Bruce Crowther, 2003