A Year From Easter is the jazz answer to the wave of N. European ambient pop bands that have stormed the college music scene like Norse warriors (ie Sigur Ros, Mogwai, The Album Leaf, ect.). Hailing from the well known and respected jazz label, ECM, this Norwegian group comprised of piano, horn, strings, and percussion brings to mind a raspy Miles Davis ballad played with really cold fingers…or maybe George Winston’s December without the “hallmark greeting card” feel. Either way, I found this album very intriguing and figured it deserved a recommendation.
If you’d like a free sample, there are several mp3’s available from
some dude on blogger.