Ingi Bjarni on piano, Jakob Eri Myhre on trumpet, and Merje Kägu on guitar comprise the quintet, with Daniel Andersson and Tore Ljøkelsøy joining in. The quintet has released two albums: Tenging (2019) on Losen Records and Farfuglar (2023) on NXN Recordings / Naxos.
“a suite of genre-bridging music of captivating poetic ambience, rooted in an overall subtlety of melodic figure and rhythmic interaction..”
The quartet comprises Ingi Bjarni on piano, Anders Jormin on bass, Hilmar Jensson on guitar, and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen on drums. They performed new music at Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2022, which was composed specifically for the occasion. The quartet plans to record in September this year (2023) and play more concerts.
Fréttablaðið / Jónas Sen:
“The four played as one, as if they had played together for years. This was brilliant! Bottom line: Inspired compositions and performance.”
Ingi Bjarni is joined by Bárður Reinert Poulsen on double bass and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen on drums. The trio has performed at various festivals. They were nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards as Jazz Performer of the Year in 2018. Two albums are released: Skarkali (2015) and Fundur (2018). The third trio album, with the title Fragile Magic, was recorded in October 2022.
London Jazz News:
Preconceptions happily disintegrate as this nine-track session unfolds, offering a measured blend of folksy, tuneful accessibility and sparky, creative unpredictability.”