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The Jouni Jarvela Group: A Grand Day Out

Read "A Grand Day Out" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

The Jouni Järvelä Group is rather exceptional in that over half of the material is written by band members other than its saxophonist/leader. Within the same piece the music can swing from a punctuated melodic Pink Floydian wash to a Wes Montgomerian excursion, and back via a Zappa-style freeform multilogue. That said, Järvelä is a player with a strong preference for understatement.

Featuring names well-established on the Finnish modern music scene, this second album contains a mix of live tracks ...