Icelandic saxophone player Sigurdur Flosasan and Danish Hammond B3 player Kjeld Lauritsen are releasing their new album “Daybreak” on Storyville Records. The album features beautiful and intimate jazz ballads with a Scandinavian sound, inspired by the special musical feeling that emerges when night turns to day.
The album is a follow-up to their previous success “Nightfall” – also on Storyville Records. On both albums musicians embrace the ballad repertoire in collaboration with internationally renowned guitarist Jacob Fischer and swing drummer Kristian Leth. The tunes are inspired by what musicians play together in the wee small hours after a late night gig, when most of the audience has gone home. As Sigurdur Flosason explains, this music has a special feeling:
“The morning’s music has nothing to prove. It simply is, neither old nor new, complex nor simple. In a way it is the core and the essence of all music.”
On this album the musicians has taken the idea even further, explicitly choosing songs such as “Morning Glory” and “The Night We Called it a Day” – songs that all relate to daybreak. A collection of songs where Kjeld Lauritsen recommends:
“Enjoy this music with a Sunday morning cup of coffee, a late night whisky or, who knows, at Daybreak.”
Sigurdur Flosason (as), Kjeld Lauritsen(B3), Jacob Fischer (g) & Kristian Leth (dr)
Recorded at Finland Studio, Denmark, Sep. 28. 2014.
The Night We Called It a Day
You Stepped out of a Dream
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
I Like the Sunrise
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’