Hard bop, soft touch
"The interplay between the hard-charging and the low-key provides a tantalising backdrop for Paakki’s masterful playing and compositions."
Jazz and Not
"The album being so well-organized and aurally multi-faceted, it is at times hard to fathom that the music was improvised and recorded during a single session."...
Smells like Berlin
"A bubbling cauldron of avantgarde rock, psychedelic jazz, art pop and echoes of the 1980s 'no wave' weirdness, KUU! references a vast amount of influences yet...
When the interpretation exceeds the original
"Nevertheless, the shining star of Around Again is undisputedly Iro Haarla. It is her inimitable, spectral touch that carries the music at least as far as...
Mo’ Better Lassy
"Concerning the musical styles on this record, Lassy & co. most likely has faith in the old proverb saying, if it ain't broke, don't fix it."...
Postcard from Berlin
"A tasting menu of contemporary Finnish jazz recorded at Berlin’s Monarch Bar."
A well-blended Palette
"The sound palette of the trio is definitely interesting, and even exciting, despite all ear candy that has reached one’s auditory organs for decades."
A crash-course in Finnish tango
"The material is well chosen to represent the different characteristics of the Finnish tango, and of course Sväng builds on the story with their own compositions"....