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Andres Thor

One of Icelands leading jazzguitarists of his generation Andres Thor began his musical studies at age 12 in his hometown Hafnarfjordur, a little harbour town nearby Reykjavík, Iceland. At first his influences where glitter rock and Hippie rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Bon Jovi. In his teens Andres first heard the music of John Coltrane and Pat Metheny wich led him to slowly getting more and more fascinated with jazz music. Soon Andres started studying with some of Icelands finest jazz educators at the FIH music school. After graduating his musical quest brought him to study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Royal Conservatory) in The Hague, The Netherlands from the year 2000

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Andres Thor: Paradox

Read "Paradox" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Guitarist Andrés Thor leaves little to be desired on his new recording Paradox. Featuring an all-star cast of New Yorkers Orlando Le Fleming and Ari Hoenig, as well as Icelandic compatriot Agnar Magnusson, Thor delivers a quiet set of original material which finds a quartet cautiously feeling its way through the changes. The guitar's smooth tone ...

Paradox

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Eden; Avi; Quantum; Tvisaga; Schrödinger's cat; Dal; Under Stars; J.L.; Paradox.

Nordic Quartet

Label: Nordic Notes
Released: 2014
Track listing: Butterfly; Basic; Komodo; Stuttlega; Utilforladelig; Fjólublár; Squiek; Sea; Fjarðarmáni.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Andres Thor: Nordic Quartet

Read "Nordic Quartet" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Even though it is a small country, Iceland has produced many interesting jazz musicians. Among them, pianists Sunna Gunnlaugs and Eythor Gunnarsson, saxophonist Óscar Gudjónsson and bassist Skúli Sverrisson. Add to this list guitarist Andrés Thor. As a musician, Thor has the distinctive lyrical beauty of many of his countrymen, but he is ...

Monokrom

Label: Avatar Records
Released: 2013

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Label: Avatar Records
Released: 2013
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Pre-Release Deal For "Remote Location" By Scott Mclemore

Pre-Release Deal For "Remote Location" By Scott Mclemore

An American drummer living in Iceland, Scott McLemore has a new album. “Remote Location" features a quintet of Icelandic musicians, including Sunna Gunnlaugs on piano, Óskar Guðjónsson (known for his work with Mezzoforte and Skúli Sverrison), guitarist Andrés Thor and bassist Róbert Thórhallsson. The CD will be released on the Reykjavik Jazz Festival, August 28th, but ...


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