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Album Review

Tómas R. Einarsson: Latínball í Búðardal

Read "Latínball í Búðardal" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

If jazz can be considered America's gift to the world—a music genre proven absorbent of local influences and capable of being recreated with every performance in every climate—then the brand of Latin jazz of Icelandic bassist Tómas R. Einarsson can be considered an extension of that same gift, second generation and once removed. Iceland, climatically and culturally, would readily seem an odd source for the humid sonics of expertly rendered Latin clave, but it is: illustrating the pan-ownership of music, ...

Radio & Podcasts

ADHD Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "ADHD Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS

ADHD is the band featuring the brothers Óskar and Ómar Guðjónsson. Óskar is also part of Malamutute, the band led by Jim Black that performed at the BIMHUIS last year. ADHD's organic improvisations lead towards a music that is simultaneously exciting and calming, backed by the trance-like rock beats of drummer Magnús Trygvason Eliassen. On top of that, Davíð Þór Jónsson draws a colorful layer of Hammond, synth and piano. All four members are well-known players in the Icelandic jazz ...

Album Review

Skúli Sverrisson, Óskar Guðjónsson: The Box Tree

Read "The Box Tree" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Un album originale fin dal packaging questo The Box Tree, opera dei due musicisti islandesi Skúli Sverrisson e Óskar Guðjónsson: la copertina è sostituita da una bustina di plastica da cartine geografiche, al cui interno c'è appunto una mappa di un territorio non identificabile, la cui legenda indica i brani, gli autori e i vari dati del disco che si trova al suo interno. Ma le particolarità non si fermano alla confezione, perché la musica del duo ...

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