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Starting a Tour with a Big Bang!

January 12, 2012 3:01 pm | Filed under: Music,Road Stories | Comments (2)
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Last September I headed over to Germany with my quartet for some gigs. We landed in Frankfurt and when we stepped off the plane we saw a suitcase fall from the luggage compartment and hit the pavement. We made some jokes about it then went inside to wait for our luggage. After waiting for a while and a bit longer than that we started sharing lost luggage stories and instrument related mishaps. We were quite relieved when our luggage including the double bass finally showed up. The bass was in an over sized flight case which we had to store at the airport. When we opened the case Toggi, the bassist, almost fell on the floor crying, (read more…)

Long Pair Bond

October 22, 2011 2:39 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
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A new blogpost has been due for a long time. I do have a very good excuse for my absence. I've been putting together a new CD release with my trio and yesterday I launched a campaign on Kickstarter. Yay! (read more…)

The Joy of Music

August 18, 2010 2:47 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
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I gave a concert at the Reykjavik Jazz Festival last Monday. I was presenting my new album "The Dream" with an Icelandic version of the quartet. Scott and I had 3 rehearsals with bassist Þorgrímur Jónsson and saxophonist Óskar Guðjónsson. When you change half the members of a jazz quartet the music unavoidable takes on a new shape with the personalities of the new members, (and these guys have great personalities). Therefor there was a sense of freshness and excitement around the performance.

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Trio Recording in Seyðisfjörður

August 13, 2010 12:36 pm | Filed under: Music,Road Stories | Comments (1)
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Last week I wrote a blogpost "Coincidences with a Purpose?" about events leading up to my trio's recording in the town of Seyðisfjörður (population under 800). I always enjoy traveling with a band and especially to the small towns in Iceland. There is a certain sense of calm in these towns, a charm to the old houses and narrow streets and not to mention the beauty of the surrounding mountains and fjords. (read more…)

Why a Pianist Brings a Roll of Toilet Paper to a Gig

March 11, 2010 12:59 am | Filed under: Music | Comments (3)
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Last week I performed all original, unreleased music with my trio. It had been months since we'd played together. We were offered this gig with only a few days notice and I thought it would be a good opportunity to get us going again, especially since I want to record the trio this summer. (read more…)