Impressionist and dissonant. Melodic and dynamic. Expressive and playful. Fanny Gunnarsson Quartet lets different components reflects and shines through each other to create music that touches you and at the same time makes you want to move along. Sometimes there are lyrics to the songs; sometimes the music speaks for itself. The soprano saxophone and the piano unites in strong and powerful melodies that push the music forward or rest calmly on top of the double bass and drums. The result is delivered with love and great devotions towards the music and each other.
Music and lyrics are written by pianist and singer Fanny Gunnarsson. In spring 2014 the group released their debut album "Same Eyes as You" on record label Volenza with the Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren as producer. The record receaved many great reviews and led the quartet to venues such as Fasching, Stockholm and Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival. In "Mirrors" (2017) the band has taken even further steps regarding interplay and interactions. The record contains newly composed music by Gunnarsson, supplemented with a cover of the Icelandic artist Björk, who is a big inspiration.
"The music comes off as heartfelt and genuine, and that’s a big reason it’s so easy to connect with it on the first pass. One of the better albums to grace us, thus far, in 2017."
– Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm