Iro Haarla Quintet
Vespers Iro Haarla
piano, harp Mathias Eick
trumpet Trygve Seim
tenor and soprano saxophone Ulf Krokfors
double-bass Jon Christensen
drumsRelease Date: April 12, 2011
Six years after the much-loved Northbound"described by All About Jazz as lovely, articulate, river-deep music," a new album of emotionally- powerful ballads from outstanding composer-pianist-harpist Iro Haarla and her remarkable Finnish-Norwegian ensemble.
The line-up is unchanged, likewise the commitment of the players, top-flight improvisers, everyone. Vespers" continues a tradition of musicand a scope feelingthat Iro helped establish in the Far North in her years as composer/arranger/orchestrator for Edward Vesala's bands (and magical ECM recordings including Lumi," Ode To The Death Of Jazz," Invisible Storm" and Nordic Gallery").Listen to a few sample tracks here: ecmrecords.com
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