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Sigmar Matthíasson

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Sigmar Matthiasson is a man of many names but the one most fitting is the Bass Viking. His sound is best described as a magnificent blend of hardcore groove and colorful melodies with influences ranging from Megadeth and Led Zeppelin to Jaco Pastorius and Ray Brown. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Sigmar started playing bass around the age of 16. He was first introduced to jazz when studying at the F.I.H. School of Music where he graduated from in 2012. Later on Sigmar furthered his jazz studies at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, where he studied with Jeff Carney, Reggie Workman and Hal Galper among others

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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 ...

Album

Arora

Label: For Tune
Released: 2018
Track listing: Nordurljos; Pleasant Avenue; Twenty-four Seven; Inactive Pureness; I sound hymn; Hjaleigan; Nordan gar; Festi; Aurora No. 1; Aurora No. 2.


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