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Janne Tuomi: Approaching

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Approaching does not sound like jazz in the conventional sense. It does not swing, and it is often difficult, even impossible, to ascertain how much is composed and how much is improvised. Yet, this is ordered, thoughtful music, and it is pleasantly surprising how much there is to hear.

The recording proceeds from a very basic premise: Finnish percussionist Janne Tuomi, sitting at his drum kit, along with his pocket trumpet, flanked by other percussion instruments. There are ...


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