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Ilmiliekki Quartet: Take It With Me

Read "Take It With Me" reviewed by Budd Kopman


A good example of the breadth and the wonder of jazz is the world of difference that exists in the music, even in a small country like Finland. Specifically, the Five Corners Quintet inhabits an entirely different planet than the Ilmiliekki Quartet as represented by March of the Alpha Males (TUM, 2003) and Take It With Me, yet they know each other, the band members interact in other groups (bassist Antti Lötjönen plays in both ) and they are both ...

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Ilmiliekki: Take It with Me

Read "Take It with Me" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


It has been said that it is not important where the music comes from, but where the music takes you. That said, it is of interest that some of today's most interesting jazz is coming out of Finland. The Finnish Ilmiliekki Quartet is a group of young and outstanding artists, and Take It with Me is a creative, ambitious, intimate and down-to-earth work of composition and inventiveness that makes you think and not just react to the music.


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