New album and tour for Smith and Andersen

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Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith teams up with legendary bassist Arild Andersen and drummer Paolo Vinaccia for a new album and tour next month. The tour follows from duo performances that Smith and Andersen delivered in 2006 but now adds the Norwegian-based Italian Vinaccia to the group, a player who has worked extensively with Andersen in the past. New album Live at Belleville is released on ECM in time for the tour which begins on 22 November at London’s Purcell Room. Other dates include the Lichfield Arts Festival (28 November), The Lot, Edinburgh (3 December), Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (4 December), RSAMD, Glasgow (6 Dec) and Greyfriars Parish Church Lanark (7 Dec).