Jóel Pálsson: SEPTETT
Jóel Pálsson: Tenor saxophone and bass clarinet
Greg Hopkins: Trumpet and flügelhorn
Sigurður Flosason: bariton and alto saxophones, bass clarinet, alto and piccolo flutes
Eyþór Gunnarsson: Hammond organ, Würlitzer, accordeon and synthesizers
Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson: Contrabass
Einar Scheving: Drums and "jarmdolla" (a can that goes 'moo')
Helgi Svavar Helgason: Percussion, sampler and scat singing
All tracks by Jóel Pálsson.
Recorded in 2002.
Icelandic Music Award as "Jazz Record of the Year" 2002.
"Septett has its share of fine solo spots for saxophone and trumpet, but the ensemble work is its strong point—spirited and swirling reed/brass conversations doing their give and take in front of a solid but quirky (in the best possible sense of the word) rhythm section.
A marvelous ensemble recording by Iceland's sax man, an effort that should should earn him an audience far beyond his North Atlantic homeland."
Dan McClenaghan in All About Jazz