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Juhani Aaltonen: To Future Memories

Read "To Future Memories" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Preeminent Finnish saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen is approaching his 80th birthday and continues to meld his technical artistry with fresh concepts. This album features compositions by composer and bassist Antti Hytti, who penned many of these works for movies and short films, featuring the saxophonist performing on the originals.

Aaltonen alternates between tenor sax and ...

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Juhani Aaltonen: To Future Memories

Read "To Future Memories" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Helsinki-based TUM Records, launched in 2003, “promotes more experienced musicians whose work is not favored by commercial trends of our time." The label is especially supportive of the freer end of jazz's spectrum, offering up albums like Kolibri by Finish pianist/harpist Iro Haarla, violinist Billy Bang's Da Bang, and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Occupy the World, ...