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Flow Festival 2018

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Flow Festival
Helsinki, Finland
August 10-12, 2018

Once the fizz and thud of a modern outdoor festival fades, in my case behind numerous trees and double glazing 1½ miles away, one wonders how much art has been expended with such a concentration of energy put out. Flow Festival, based in the steampunk ...

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Papanosh in a Finnish Forest

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Papanosh
The Yellow House
Janakkala, FInland
July 29, 2018

If one believes that music originated in primitive wo/man's appreciation of the natural rhythms occurring in nature, then what better environment to witness live music than a shady dell, sheltered from the sun as well as the adjacent road by a solid ...

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We Jazz Festival 2017

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We Jazz Festival
Helsinki, Finland
December 2-9, 2017

Being a party animal at latitudes above 60 degrees takes some doing in the winter months, in Anchorage as in Archangel. Helsinki is south of both cities, just, but is host to one of Scandinavia's hottest and yet coldest modern jazz festivals in ...

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36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

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36th International Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 2-5, 2017

They were the winner of this year's Europe Jazz Network (EJN) Award for Adventurous Programming. Receiving the award at April's jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Tampere Jazz Happening and Artistic Director Juhamatti Kauppinen celebrated what has become 35 years of top-drawer programming. The ...

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April Jazz Festival in Espoo, Finland

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April Jazz
Espoo, Finland
April 26-30, 2017

April in southern Finland is a time of rapidly lengthening daylight and often crystalline blue skies heralding spring. This year though relentless gray skies and bitter winds made the appeal of a long weekend of top class jazz an even stronger motivation to ignore the ...

Sväng: Hauptbahnhof

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From the outset, Sväng's eighth album Hauptbahnhof evokes a bygone age of often gilded life, leisured strolls, and acoustic instrumentation. Or is it just the evocative sound of their four harmonicas that immediately conjures marching men, wartime truces and so forth? In any case this album of idiosyncratic tunes, and one song, does more than its ...

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We Jazz Festival 2016

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We Jazz Festival 2016
Multiple venues
Helsinki, Finland
December 4-11, 2016

The winter We Jazz 'event' has been running for four years now, and founding mentor Matti Nives is somewhat challenged to find suitable new venues to take his artists to, having established a tradition of taking jazz to improbable ...

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Helsinki Festival 2016

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Love Proge
Helsinki Festival (Huvila Tent)
Helsinki, Finland
August 28, 2016

Richard Thompson couldn't have said it better than he wrote in Fairport Convention's first major single Meet on the Ledge: If you really mean it, it all comes round again. That was in 1968, two years after ...

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Oddarrang: Agartha

Read "Agartha" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Agartha is the fourth studio album by Finnish quintet Oddarrang and their second for the UK label Edition Records. The band is led by eclectic musician and drummer, Olavi Louhivuori.

The album's title takes its name from the legendary world that is said to reside in the Earth's core, and Miles Davis's similarly named ...

Raoul Bjorkenheim eCsTaSy: Out of the Blue

Read "Out of the Blue" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Raoul Bjorkenheim è uno di quei chitarristi difficili da inquadrare, per via di uno stile strumentale composito che prende in egual misura da rock, jazz, e libera improvvisazione. Anche la sua musica, di conseguenza, si viene a trovare spesso alla confluenza di questi tre generi, e il suo ultimo quartetto eCsTaSy non fa eccezione, anche se ...