Hans Olding/Sigurdur Flosason ”Projeto Brasil!”
Bossa Nova, Samba and MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) - It’s a tribute to composers like Antônio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Vinícius de Moraes and their peers. These songs changed and reshaped music, and made Brazil and its culture the next, hot thing around the globe. Born in the intersection between jazz, classical and popular music, mixed with the rich afro-Brazilian heritage, it’s music that feels as fresh and relevant today as it did back then.
Sigurdur Flosason och Hans Olding met in Denmark a couple of years ago when they participated in a Nordic jazz workshop, and have continued to work together ever since, playing and touring clubs and festivals in the Nordic countries.
They have written new music and arrangements of some of their favorite songs for a hand picked quintet. Here their strong jazz backgrounds blends with the Brazilian classics. Found in the quintet are some of the most interesting Nordic musicians today. The result is an exciting blend of tropical rhythms and grooving jazz, with a large chunk of Nordic melancholia added to the mix.
About the musicians:
Sigurdur Flosason is one of the most active and important musicians on the flourishing Icelandic scene. After jazz and classical studies on Iceland and in the US he has recorded over 20 records under his own name, as well as touring around the world with different projects. He composes regularly for everything from smaller jazz groups to big bands and is regularly a featured soloist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and Reykjavik Big Band. Sigurdur is also head of the jazz department at FIH, Iceland’s leading jazz music school. He’s been nominated twice for the Nordic Council Music Prize and has won five Icelandic Grammys.
Hans Olding, trained at the Royal College of Music and the Paris Conservatory (CNSM de Paris). He has played and toured several continents with musicians from all over the world, and has released four well-received CDs for El Dingo Records. He writes music and plays with several groups, together with some of Sweden's most renowned musicians. He also runs a number of exciting projects together with musicians in Europe, including France, Italy and the Scandinavian countries. "Olding's playing is solid on every tune." wrote American All About Jazz in a record review, and recently Italian AAJ: "Olding has the ability to express his original voice, with its own peculiarities and with a narrative development that is increasingly interesting, even playing it back over and over again”.
Morten Ankarfeldt is one of the hardest working bass players in Copenhagen where he performs regularly at legendary clubs like Montmartre and the Copenhagen Jazz House with local and international artists, as well as touring the world. He also leads his own project, Rio 4 with two of Brazil’s most talented young musicians.
Thórdís Jónsdóttir, is one of the great, young talents on the Icelandic music scene. She moves at ease between several genres, always with a glowing personality and fiery energy, and has already appeared on numerous recordings of jazz, pop and Brazilian music, as well as touring with different Icelandic bands.
Ola Bothzén is since many years one of the most established and demanded percussionists in Sweden. He’s a steady member of several touring groups like; Miriam Aïda, Velodrône, Koop, Simone Moreno etc. and has well integrated the Brazilian swing and drum styles into his playing.
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