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Hans Olding & Sigurdur Flosason: Projeto Brasil!

Read "Projeto Brasil!" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Projeto Brasil!, from saxophonist/flutist Sigurdur Flosason and guitarist Hans Olding, when compared to the authentic and stunningly beautiful Porto da Madama, seems rather tame. But, one cannot fault a project for not being what it cannot be, and never tried to be. What Flosason and Olding have created is a tribute to the music of Brazil which put it on the map -that from the '60s and '70s. The songs of the giants of that era, Antônio Carlos ...

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Hans Olding & Sigurdur Flosason: Projeto Brasil!

Read "Projeto Brasil!" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The bossa nova, samba and popular Brazilian music of the 60s and 70s are the main theme on Projeto Brasil!, a stylish collaboration from Swedish guitarist/composer Hans Olding and Icelandic saxophonist Sigurdur Flosason as the duo pay tribute to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Vinicius de Moraes. The two co-leaders provide innovative arrangements to seven Brazilian standards and include two original homages to Jobim and Nascimento in the mix using a non-standard piano-less quintet to interpret ...

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Hans Olding Quartet: No Space

Read "No Space" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

No Space is an energetic modern jazz album from Swedish guitarist, Hans Olding and his quartet consisting of saxophonist Linus Lindblom, bassist Par-Ola Landin and drummer Sebastian Voegler, with special guest trumpeter Nils Janson. The album has a modern vibe that melds together compositional elements from the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Adam Rogers with the tonal and improvisational qualities of a John Scofield record, without sounding like an imitation of either. Olding's playing and writing is solid ...


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