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Land Of Real Men

Label: We Jazz Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: o superman; singharat soi 1; afterimage; twisted thistle; il maleki; ravelogue; land of real men; lonely lonely.

ARTICLE: RADIO

We Jazz artists, Eric Hofbauer & The Pen Club

Read "We Jazz artists, Eric Hofbauer & The Pen Club" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Finnish jazz artists are front-and-center this episode. You'll hear music from the ambitious and busy We Jazz record label which is based in Helsinki, and you'll also hear music from one of that country's top trios, Hot Heros. They've got a new recording out on Eclipse Music, another important label in Finland. There's other new music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ilmiliekki Quartet: Land Of Real Men

Read "Land Of Real Men" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Finnish all-star combo Ilmiliekki Quartet creates its very own sonic landscape on the first recording in 13 years. Between minimalist percussive crescendi and nostalgic melodies led by Verneri Pohjola on trumpet, Land Of Real Men demonstrates an organic gathering of musicians at the top of their game. Six of the eight tunes are originals ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Matt Mitchell, Linda May Han Oh, Rajna Swaminathan & More

Read "Matt Mitchell, Linda May Han Oh, Rajna Swaminathan & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

From bass players leading cutting edge bands, to ensembles with strings; from electronica-infused projects to tributes to Sun Ra, Count Basie and Oliver Nelson; from multi-kulti to straight-ahead. This and more on this episode of Mondo Jazz. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Mondo ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Verneri Pohjola & Black Motor: Rubidium

Read "Rubidium" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Black Motor is Finland's leading trio of free jazz that began to gain a wider recognition outside Finland in recent years. Since its foundation around 2005, the central Finland, Tampere-based proletariat trio expanded its muscular, uncompromising post-Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann approach as it began to collaborate with fellow, innovative Finnish improvisers as saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ilmiliekki Quartet: Take It With Me

Read "Take It With Me" reviewed by Budd Kopman

A good example of the breadth and the wonder of jazz is the world of difference that exists in the music, even in a small country like Finland. Specifically, the Five Corners Quintet inhabits an entirely different planet than the Ilmiliekki Quartet as represented by March of the Alpha Males (TUM, 2003) and Take It With ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Ilmiliekki Quartet at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Ilmiliekki Quartet at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Ilmiliekki QuartetNorthern Lights Jazz SeriesDizzy's Club Coca-Cola7:30 PM, October 9, 2006 The Ilmiliekki Quartet is a young, exciting group from Finland who are quite serious about creating an individual group sound through their compositions and improvisatory interactions. Soon to come out with a new album on TUM Records, the band ...

March of the Alpha Males

Label: TUM Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1.ICO 2.Anchor Song 3.Old May become New 4.Answer Kalho, Answer 5.Monastery 6.March of the Alpha Males 7.Melankolinaa 8.Blue Jv


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