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by Anthony Shaw
Gourmet April Jazz Club Espoo, Finland February 8, 2019 You can't judge a book--or a CD--by its cover, but the contents frequently become inexorably associated with the packaging. Visiting the April Jazz Club in early February to see a band called Gourmet" might suggest tasty fare in leafy spring surroundings. The experience was more of an arctic sonic potpourri, but still very tasty. A potpourri is often a rough mixture thrown together with ...read more
by Matthew Wuethrich
Self-indulgence is usually a dirty word when applied to music, but in the case of Gourmet and their debut album, Glamour and Decadence, on the Finnish Fiasko Records, it perfectly describes, and compliments, their bizarre brand of music.
Gourmet's stated, and highly unique, goal is to play original music specifically written for the instrumental combination of saxophone, slide trombone, accordion, electric guitar, double bass and drums." The sources of inspiration could conceivably be endless, since no style ...read more