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Septett

Label: Omi Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Surta, Yggur, Gooi Datinn, Hum, Seinni Frettir, Hundar, Kvabb

Album

K

Label: Omi Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: K

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J: Septett

Read "Septett" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Multi-instrumentalist Jóel Pálsson has come into his own over the past five years. A native of Reykjavik, Iceland, Pálsson was a mere 25 years old when he emerged onto the recording scene with his first commercial release, Prím. Fresh out of Berklee, having studied under George Garzone and Bill Pierce, Mr. Pálsson’ freshman effort was characterized ...

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T: K

Read "K" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


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 ...

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Joel Palsson: Septett

Read "Septett" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


For those of us who aren't world travelers, hot jazz out of Iceland might seem unlikely. Or cool jazz for that matter, but saxophonist Joel Palsson's Septett takes a giant step toward putting that North Atlantic island nation on the jazz map.Reed player Joel Palsson studied at the prestigious (for good reason) Berklee College ...

Album

Klif

Label: Omi Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Proximity; Interlude; Oceanic; Rats; No Question; Pink&blue; Ivaf; Taming the Beast; Serenity.

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J: Klif

Read "Klif" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The members of saxophonist Jóel Pálsson's quartet on Klif share two things in common: first, they're all Icelandic; and second, they all have a profound respect for space. (Apparently island identity and an aversion to density are not mututally exclusive.) The tunes on Klif, all Pálsson originals (except “Serenity," by guitarist Jensson; and “Interlude," an apparent ...


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