Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar

Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar was an Icelandic jazz music band. The band formed in 1990 when the singer-songwriter Björk Guðmundsdóttir, who at the time sang and wrote for The Sugarcubes, joined the tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar (Guðmundur Ingólfsson on piano, Guðmundur Steingrímsson (a.k.a. Papa Jazz) on drums and Þórður Högnason on bass). According to one version of events, earlier Björk and Guðmundur Ingólfsson had developed a friendship after playing together in 1987 at Hótel Borg, Reykjavík. Another story has it that Björk’s previous appearances on a local jazz radio program called Godravina Fundur had made an impression on Guðmundur Steingrímsson, and that he also had fond memories of her when she was just 16 years old, jazz obsessive, hanging around his recording sessions at Labbi Þórarinsson’s farm Glora. ([1]) Be that as it may, the group’s only album came out at the end of 1990. It is titled Gling-Gló, and was distributed through Smekkleysa label in Iceland, and later, through One Little Indian in the United Kingdom. The album went platinum in Iceland. There were other live recordings as the group performed in nightclubs, but in 1991 Guðmundur Ingólfsson died of cancer and the group disbanded. from wikipedia

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