What the press is saying about...

“Hymns of Life” (MM020), CD recorded by Sigurdur Flosason and church organist Gunnar Gunnarsson

A unique recording in most every way... An important contribution to Icelandic music.

(Ásæll Másson, Dagbladid Visir, Iceland, June 13 2000).

Golden hymn improvisations... a success from all points of view.

(Vernhardur Linnet, Morgunbladid, Iceland, June 23, 2000).

“Stairway to the Stars” (MM014), CD recorded by The Sigurdur Flosason trio, featuring Eythor Gunnarsson (piano) and Lennart Ginman (bass).

Masterful ballad interpretations... This is serious art, but at the same time accessible and entertaining.

(Vernhardur Linnet, Morgunbladid, Iceland, Dec. 16 1999).

Sigurdur, one of the nations foremost jazz performers and thinkers, shows once again what he is capable of. (Ingvi Þór Kormáksson, Dagbladid Vísir, Iceland, September 14 1999).

"Sounds from Afar" (Jazzís 106), CD recorded by the Sigurdur Flosason Quintet in 1996.

No one else in this country possesses as colourful improvisation as Sigurdur does, and he continues to get better. (Arsaell Masson, Dagbladid Vísir, Iceland, Oct. 25, 1996).

"Sounds from Afar" is an outstanding example of Icelandic jazz music at its best, world class instrumental proficiency and professionalism.

(Gudjon Gudmundsson, Morgunbladid, Iceland, Nov. 7, 1996).

Sigurdur Flosason as soloist with the Umeå symphony orchestra in Sweden, performing Ulf Adåker´s "Zones" for alto saxophone and orchestra.

Sigurdur played his tones soft as wool, round, clear and warm. It was purely beautiful. Poetic music.

(Annika Burholm, Vasterbottens Foldbald, Oct. 25, 1996).

The soloist must be complimented for commanding his instrument so totally with beautiful sound, even at the extreme ends of the register.

(Jan Westerlund, Vasterbottens-Kuriren, Umeå, Sweden, Oct. 26, 1996).

"Roads to a Distant Place" (Jazzís 101), - CD recorded by the Sigurdur Flosason Quintet in 1993.

It will be interesting to follow Sigurdur´s career in the future. This is an outstanding CD, an ambitious work where everybody has a good day, particularly Flosason and Gunnarsson.

(Gunnar Hjálmarsson, Pressan, Iceland, Dec. 9, 1993).

In short: "Roads to a Distant Place" is the most ambitious and to the point jazz release ever to come from this country. (Gudjón Gudmundsson, Morgunnbladid, Oct. 20, 1993).

Bold and fresh music in a spontaneous and inspired interplay, exciting the whole way through.

(Albert von Konow, Orchester Journalen, Sweden, Dec. 1993).

Sigurdur Flosason with The Guy Barker Quintet.

It is an international outfit, containing the sensational Icelandic alto saxophonist Siggi Flosason.

(Dave Gelly, The Observer, London, England).

Flosason tends to approach the solo spotlight somewhat warily, but his slow-building contributions are all the more cogent for this thoughtful circumspection, his climaxes earned rather than gratuitous.

(Chris Parker, The Times, London, England, July 21, 1994).

Icelandic altoist Siggi Flosason reworked "Darn that Dream", for instance, with at times a clear and at time an engagingly querulous tone, and thoughtful spacing that went way beyond the flouncy pirouetting often draped over such songs.

(John Fordham, The Guardian, London, England, Sept. 20, 1995).

The star trumpeter and Mercury price nominee, with the brilliant Siggi Flosason on alto sax

(Phil Johnson, The Independent, Bristol, England 1995).

Sigurdur Flosason with The Reykjavík Jazz Quartet.

Sigurdur Flosason balanced a surprisingly light sound on the alto saxophone with the drive and range needed to get this music simmering. (Roland Atkins, The Guardian, London, England, Feb. 11, 1994).

The Reykjavík Jazz Quartet is the country´s leading modern band and stands comparison with any in Europe. Saxophonist Sigurdur Flosason is particularly impressive.

(Dave Gelly, The Observer, London, England).

Read more