Thomas Winther Andersen
Born: Oslo, Norway 2904 1969
Originally from Norway bassist and composer Thomas Winther Andersen has been based in Amsterdam for several years.
He toured in Europe and the USA with different musicians and bands. A selection of musicians Thomas has worked with are: Håkon Storm Mathisen , Jimmy Halperin, Lee Konitz, Sheila Jordan, Jasper Blom, Robert Rook, Michiel Borstlap and many more.
On his page www.twandersen.com you can find regular update on his performances, recordings, bands, musicians, reviews, music, compositions, and more.
As a leader:
2012 - Spinnaker - NORCD1217
2010 - Patchwork - NORCD1096
2008 - DVD Robert Rook trio Live in Amsterdam UJRR04
2006 - Hymn For Fall – TWA Music 0306
2004 - Out From A Cool Storage NORCD0454
2002 - Too Much Bass? NORCD 0245
1999 - Line Up NORCD 9831
1998 - Sketch Via Records. CD 9920672
2010 - Tribute To Jochem - Ultimate jazz UJRR05
2007 – Dangerous Cats 2 Bimhuis Live Ultimate jazz UJJRR03
2005 - East Of The Sun - Bluejack Jazz records BJJR031
2005- Dangerous Cats – Ultimate jazz UJJRR02
2005 - Heart and Song – TWA Music 0501
2001 - Amalgam w Cyrille Oswald Goy Records
1998 - Het Kwartet Sings And Plays Bill Evans Via Records
1997 - Introducing Robert Rook Via Records
Thomas graduated from Amsterdam Conservatory in 1993 and added a master a year later at the Conservatory of Den Hague. In 1995 he received a grant from the Dutch foundation "Fonds voor de podiumkunsten" to study in New York with Sal Mosca
An official list of Thomas` composition is published at www.twandersen.com
Thomas composed for various jazz ensembles, Big Band and chamber music for various players. In 2002 Thomas was supported by “Komponistenes vederlagsfond” to write five compositions for a nine piece jazz band. In 2003 bassist Dan Styffe ordered a piece for bass and piano Bass Mutation. Other through out composed pieces for bass are: Upright Funeral Music for two bassists (2001) and Variations of a Jazz Ballad for bass and piano (2002). Thomas compositions were recorded for the Norwegian and Dutch radio and many of them are available on CD recordings.
Source: http://www.twandersen.com/ accessed 8th May 2013