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by Dan McClenaghan
When the subject of Finnish jazz is mentioned, the names Iro Haarla (piano), Vernie Pohjola (trumpet), Juhani Aaltonenen (saxophone) and Heikki Sarmanto could get tossed about as four from Finland who are producing superb recordings on TUM Records. The Finnish sound" tends toward a reflective and often melancholy minor key mode, with smoldering freedom that at times flashes into roaring flame. Chicago's Juli Wood--who plays multiple reeds, but sticks to the tenor saxophone here--explores her Finnish heritage on ...read more