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Sunna Gunnlaugs

The Washington Post described her music as possessing “such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace... elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.” Sunna Gunnlaugs reaffirms that assesment on her latest CD, Long Pair Bond which features fellow Icelander bassist Thorgrimur Jónsson and long-time cohort Scott McLemore on drums. It’s her first trio album since her debut in 1997, and now a more mature, more experienced Gunnlaugs presents this music in an unhurried, contemplative fashion. Ironically, it is the spaces she leaves that creates a sense of urgency throughout the recording.

"Gunnlaugs proves that jazz can have a wider appeal without losing integrity."—All About Jazz

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Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Reykjavik Jazz Festival Reykjavik, Iceland September 5-9, 2018 Iceland has produced, and continues to produce, many outstanding artists--some of them world-famous, such as Björk, Múm, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds, Gus Gus, Emiliana Torrini, Of Monsters and Men--which is quite remarkable if one thinks that the country has less than 350,000 inhabitants. 130,000 ...

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Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Reykjavik Jazz Festival Reykjavik, Islanda 5-9.9.2018 L'Islanda ha prodotto, e produce, una grande quantità di artisti, alcuni dei quali molto conosciuti a livello internazionale come Björk, Múm, Sigur Ros, Ólafur Arnalds, Gus Gus, Emiliana Torrini, Of Monsters and Men... il che, a pensarci bene, ha dell'incredibile, se pensiamo che il ...

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36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

Read "36th International Tampere Jazz Happening" reviewed by John Ephland

36th International Tampere Jazz Happening Tampere, Finland November 2-5, 2017 They were the winner of this year's Europe Jazz Network (EJN) Award for Adventurous Programming. Receiving the award at April's jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Tampere Jazz Happening and Artistic Director Juhamatti Kauppinen celebrated what has become 35 years of top-drawer programming. The ...

Distilled

Label: Sunny Sky
Released: 2014
Track listing: Momento; Distilled; Switcheroo; Smiling Face; Gallop; Spin 6; The New Now; 24th Trip; Things You Should Know; From Time to Time; Opposite Side; Spin 7.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sunna Gunnlaugs: Distilled

Read "Distilled" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La scena musicale islandese non ha prodotto solo Björk, Sigur Rós e, per quanto riguarda il jazz, Mezzoforte e Skúli Sverrisson. La pianista di questo trio, Sunna Gunnlaugs (il cognome per esteso è Gunnlaugsdóttir) è un'artista pregevole che ha vissuto negli anni Novanta a New York suonando con Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Loren Stillman ...

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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 ...

Distilled

Label: Sunny Sky
Released: 2013
Track listing: Momento; Distilled; Switcheroo; Smiling Face; Gallop; Spin 6; The New Now; 24th Trip; Things You Should Know; From Time To Time; Opposite Side; Spin 7.

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Jakob Baekgaard’s Best Releases of 2013

Read "Jakob Baekgaard’s Best Releases of 2013" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

So much good music and so much to choose from. Every day provides the opportunity to hear something new or rediscover the magic in old tunes. The records on this list don't have much in common, except they all sound completely fresh and open and have their own take on what it means to create jazz ...

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Enter the "Sunna Gunnlaugs - Distilled" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Sunna Gunnlaugs - Distilled" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Sunna Gunnlaugs - Distilled“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on December 2nd. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of Sunna Gunnlaugs at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! About Distilled In many ...


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