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...
A grower and a keeper
"Perhaps that’s Kämäräinen’s superpower: He manages to sound like a bandmember even when occupying the sonic space all by himself. What an absolute gem of a...
Leading from the bassline
"Mäensivu also has three strong originals on the disc, saving the best for last: closing tune The Lemur is also the perfect showcase for her bass...
Don’t let the name fool you
"While this hard-swinging combo is stylistically firmly rooted in the past, the delivery is rather fresh."
Eminently competent Finnish jazz vocalist
"Aili Ikonen is a breath of fresh air in the firmament of Finnish contemporary vocal artists and vocal jazz."