Tómas R. – Latin Party

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In 2014 the bass-player/composer Tómas R. Einarsson performed his Latin music with a 9 piece orchestra in his hometown Búðardalur. This concert became a part of the documentary Latin Viking which was premiered in 2015. The film tells the story of Einarsson who grew up in the rural area of Dalir and unexpectedly became one of the most prolific composers of Icelandic jazz. His Latin music, recorded in Reykjavik and Havana, has been included in international compilations as well as being remixed and arranged for big-bands. At the Reykjavik Jazz Festival his band will play a selection of his most popular Latin tunes.

PERFORMERS:

Tómas R. Einarsson: double bass
Kjartan Hákonarson: trumpet
Óskar Guðjónsson: tenor saxphone
Samúel Jón Samúelsson: trombone
Ómar Guðjónsson: guitar
Davíð Þór Jónsson: piano
Matthías MD Hemstock: drums, percussion
Sigtryggur Baldursson: congas
Sigríður Thorlacius: vocals
Bógómíl Font: vocals

 

Latin Viking:

 

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