Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
154

T: K

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
T: K While the physical climes of Iceland may boast the cold and austere, the island’s brand of jazz is anything but, as evidenced by Joel Paalson and his recent fine recordings of progressive contemporary jazz. Now enter bassist Tómas R. Einarsson into this rarified fray. And what does he do it with? Einarsson performs a very smooth and complete brand of Latin Jazz, replete with the provocative percussion and descending piano runs that would make Poncho Sanchez smile. Eythornór Gunnarsson plays piano with all of the gusto of Chucho Valdes, dropping octaves everywhere while keeping a rock steady beat. Einarsson holds down the fort effectively right on the beat. His string partner in crime, Slagverk Hilmar Jensson, adds his own piquant guitar playing to the pieces, all Einarsson originals.

It is a funny thing, all of this Latin Jazz coming from such remote places. But when it's played this well, who cares?


Track Listing: K

Personnel: T

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Omi Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

CD/LP/Track Review
  • K by C. Michael Bailey
Read more articles

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.