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Sigmar Matthíasson: Arora

Read "Arora" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Now working and studying in New York, Icelandic bassist/composer Sigmar Matthiasson crossed the cold Atlantic with the groundbreaking sounds of Jaco Pastorius, Led Zeppelin, Reggie Workman, Ron Carter, and Scott LaFaro in his head and dreams. It's no wonder that Matthíasson's lyrical and eminently likable debut recording exhibits such a classic American feel. From the plaintively circular piano signature that introduces “Nordurljos" ("Northern Lights") to the fusion breakdown taking “Aurora No. 2" and the album to its exciting ...


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