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Five Corners Quintet

The Five Corners Quintet is a Helsinki-based postmodern jazz outfit influenced by early sixties straight ahead and latin jazz. Led by producer Tuomas Kallio the Five Corners Quintet is a new extension of the highly acclaimed Nuspirit Helsinki collective. The two innovators behind Five Corners Quintet, composer, producer and arranger Tuomas Kallio and the band's benevolent svengali and record label manager Antti Eerikäinen initially were simply set out to release a few vinyl singles of stylish jazz music tailored for the dance floor. As the first three vinyl single releases received a huge response among the press and international taste makers and at the same were all sold out, The Five Corners Quintet project slowly evolved into an established and more serious phase

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Timo Lassy: In with Lassy

Read "In with Lassy" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Timo Lassy is one of the not-quite-so-young generation of Finnish musicians to have risen thru the ranks of the generous local system of music education, starting out as a toddler on piano, and gravitating in his early teens to saxophone. He cut his teeth in Amsterdam at the end of the old century and since returning ...

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Jaska Lukkarinen Trio: Trane Ear

Read "Trane Ear" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

This is an album with origins deep in the heart of the Finnish nu-jazz fraternity, featuring three alumni of the Folk and Jazz Department of the national Sibelius Academy. However Jaska Lukkarinen has learned more than just percussion and drums, having spent a season at the Manhattan School of Drumming, where the concept of a drum-led ...

Chasin' The Jazz Gone By

Label: Ricky-Tick Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Blue Cycles; Trading Eights; Interlope; This Could Be The Start Of Something; Straight Up; Three Corners; Case Study; Lighthouse; Before We Say Goodbye; Unsquare Bossa; The Devil Kicks; Jamming (With Mr. Hoagland).

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The Five Corners Quintet: Chasin' The Jazz Gone By

Read "Chasin' The Jazz Gone By" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Chasin' The Jazz Gone By is the product of producer Tuomas Kallio, who wanted to recreate, using both analog and digital equipment, the sound and the visceral coolness of jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, which means the Blue Note sound of hard bop. And make no mistake, this record is very, very cool, deeply enjoyable ...

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The Five Corners Quintet at Dizzy's Club-Coca Cola

Read "The Five Corners Quintet at Dizzy's Club-Coca Cola" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The Five Corners QuintetDizzy's Club-Coca ColaNew York CityJune 11, 2007 During the Spring at Dizzy's Club, Monday nights are generally set aside for program called Upstarts!, and on this night the music and band were from Finland. The Five Corners Quintet comes with the mission of bringing ...


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