From runo roots to the UZone lair
"The JuuriJuhla-RotFest (Roots Festival) takes place in Espoo each year and says it has its own roots in the pelimanni folk dance music, although most of...
Fun in a serious way
"Tango-stomping, disco bass lines on tuba, Brazilian carnival rhythms, twisted country and ditto dixie, are some of the ingredients. But you will also find continental romantics...
Eminently competent Finnish jazz vocalist
"Aili Ikonen is a breath of fresh air in the firmament of Finnish contemporary vocal artists and vocal jazz."
Playful and vivacious
"The album is musically diverse. Clocking in at just over half an hour, it is short enough to make the listener wish for a couple of...
Jazz tradition with modern spices
"Riitta Paakki and her band never show off. They work together admirably well, delivering a delightful musical experience."
“And one man in his time plays many parts”
"Pianist Cecil Taylor appeared on the Tampere Jazz Happening stage with his European Quintet [in 1998.] What ensued was a remarkable journey through sound and vision."...
Organic meets synthetic
"This interim release is clearly ready for post-pandemic parties – and who isn’t?"
"Mostly acoustic with discreet electronic underpinning, this is simply beautiful music with some of the husk left on."
"The delicate interplay flourishes on the tetchy and heavy groove of Zomp, the hypnotic pulse of Kobi and the polyrhythmic drive of Telemagenta. Live Recordings 2019–2020...