Grímsey
Matti Saarinen

Grímsey

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PerformerGrímsey
Matti Saarinen
Released10.5.2019
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LabelEclipse Music
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Biography

Grímsey is a second album consisting original music by guitarist Matti Saarinen. The album brings together unique guitar artist and top-class rhythm group. Drummer Joonas Leppänen is also known for his own Alder Ego band and Eero Tikkanen is part of Mopo band.

Guitar trio is one the most essential ensembles in jazz. In spite of the traditional setting, Grímsey surprises with a dark sound and bold improvisation.

Matti Saarinen spent years making music in Iceland and released his first album in there. Coming back home activated him also in terms of releasing new music: the album is a sample of the great talent of Saarinen as a musician and composer. Atmosphere changes from ethereal to rock segments and to free rhythms and improvisation. Even the most exceptional rhythms are well controlled in the hands of the rhythm group (Leppänen and Tikkanen) as the compositions change in dark tones of Scandinavian jazz atmospheres to another.

Tracklist

  1. Etude
  2. Easy M
  3. 2/3
  4. Sál
  5. Unknown
  6. Backpackers
  7. Western Sky
  8. Tortoise's Wife
  9. Grímsey