Jóel Pálsson: HORN

Jóel Pálsson: HORN

Jóel Pálsson:  Tenor saxophone and contrabass clarinet

Ari Bragi Kárason:  Trumpet and flügelhorn

Eyþór Gunnarsson: Piano, Rhodes piano and Minimoog

Davíð Þór Jónsson:  Hammond organ, Minimoog, bariton saxophone and electric bass

Einar Scheving:  Drums

All tracks by Jóel Pálsson. 

Recorded and released in 2010.

"Horn, Pálsson's fifth recording as a leader, mixes hard-edged jazz-rock fusion, ECM-ish modal jazz, and complicated-but-humorous Zappa-esque progressive rock. Despite their polished surfaces and crafty melodies, Pálsson's compositions are deceptive—they never quite go where anticipated. (...)  
Despite—or maybe because of—its unusual provenance Horn is an exceptionally impressive recording, full of fascinating compositions, first-rate musicianship, and inspired interactions. "


"Fandenivoldsk islænding begår en af årets store plader"

- politiken.dk,  July 25, 2011

"... This is an unbelievably good CD, and it doesn’t say anything to award it five stars, when all kind of mediocre works are awarded with five stars…..everything is melted into the Jóel-ish style , that has already influenced many of our younger saxophone players….Horn is Jóel’s primary work until now.  Where he goes from here will be exciting to hear.”

 - Morgunblaðið, December 2010

Other CD's from Jóel Pálsson:  Klif,  Septett,  Varp, Innri (with the Reykjavík Big Band)
Jóel also plays on:  Stikur,  Skuggsjá,  Rask,  Undir4.

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