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Iro Haarla Quintet "Vespers"

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Iro Haarla
Iro Haarla Quintet
Vespers


Iro Haarla piano, harp
Mathias Eick trumpet
Trygve Seim tenor and soprano saxophone
Ulf Krokfors double-bass
Jon Christensen drums

Release 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 music—and a scope feeling—that 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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