VARP

VARP

JÓEL PÁLSSON: VARP

Jóel Pálsson: Tenor saxophone, clarinet and contrabass clarinet

Davíð Þór Jónsson: Hammond organ, piano and Minimoog

Hilmar Jensson: Electric and acoustic guitar

Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson: Acoustic and electric bass

Matthías Hemstock: Drums, percussion and drum machine

All tracks by Jóel Pálsson.

Recorded in 2006.

"Jazz album of the year" - Icelandic Music Awards 2006

"The recording combines many music influences—popular, world music, and electronica—into a distinctive mix that is equal parts musicianship and atmosphere. Pálsson and his quartet are clearly up to something (...) Don't let the CD cover of the saxophonist wearing a gas mask intimidate you; there's nothing toxic about Varp. It's a breath of fresh air."

- Mark F. Turner in All About Jazz