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Ancestry

by Sunna Gunnlaugs

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freejazzy I'm glad these four musicians took the opportunity to play and record together. They seem to be listening very carefully to each other. A seamless performance of individuals, yeah. Favorite track: Ancestry.
Jo.Linn
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Jo.Linn Very cool stuff! Verneri Pohjola‘s trumpet sounds match perfectly with Sunna‘s Trio. Favorite Track: Ancestry ... faint memories to maiden voyages
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@vinylfiddler Bill Evans? No it is Sunna Gunnlaugs. Wham hit Wake Me Up Before You Go Go finally sounds good.
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Eclecticon Beautifully-composed jazz, eminently suitable for late-night drinks. Pohjola's ability to make a trumpet sound like it's whispering is a worthy addition to the trio's sound. Favorite track: January.
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j/h Smooth and enjoyable jazz. An excellent collaboration, skillfully played, without taking itsself to seriously.

LP just arrived and is spinning right now. Loving it! Totally worth the waiting. The vinyl is well mastered and deserves a place in your collection.

Sunna and friends, please keep the good stuff coming :-)
Favorite track: Ancestry.
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Ancestry 08:28
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Spin 12 01:13
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Movimiento 02:23
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February 04:57
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January 06:16
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Spin 13 01:20
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A Major Deal 05:19
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Tricycle 05:52
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Emu 05:40
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Spin 14 01:32
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November 04:48

about

This is the fourth album I've done with my Iceland-based trio and it's the first time we've added another musician to the mix. The Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola has been on my radar for a few years and we had been in touch about possibly working together at some point. When the trio was invited to Finland to play at the Tampere Jazz Happening, I knew that was the opportunity we'd been waiting for. After our performance in Tampere we went to the studio at the Sibelius Academy near Helsinki to record and stay for a couple of days. It was wonderful... sauna and all.

credits

released September 6, 2018

Produced by Sunna Gunnlaugs and Scott McLemore. Recorded November 5th and 6th 2017 by Markus Bonsdorff at Kallio-Kuninkala Studios, Sibelius Academy in Finland. Mixed and mastered by Kjartan Kjartansson in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Design by d-steam.com.
Cover Photo by Amy Nicolazzo. Band photo and Pohjola’s hands by Maarit Kytöharju, other hand photos by Sigurdór Guðmundsson.
Verneri Pohjola appears courtesy of Edition Records.

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"Fine musicians seem to be among Iceland's most visible exports these days, and pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs is proof that jazz is as much a part of the picture as the pop of Björk or Sigur Ros."
— Time Out New York

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